Excellence in Journalism 2018 is a joint effort between the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), will take place September 27-29, 2018 in Baltimore, MD. Since 2011, the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association have partnered to host an annual conference that provides journalists with the industry’s best training and networking opportunities. The conference was named the Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) conference in order to provide an opportunity for other organizations to partner with SPJ and RTDNA on the event.
The Excellence in Journalism 2018 conference in Baltimore is set to be the journalism event of the year and will be host to top news professionals from broadcast, print and digital newsrooms around the country.
Midterm Elections in the Era of Trump
With all the talk of a coming "blue wave", or, in the mind of President Trump, a possible "red wave" in the 2018 midterm elections, what are journalists to make of it all? In this session, you can benefit from the wisdom of some of the nation's most notable political analysts. John Dickerson, co-Host of "CBS This Morning", will be moderating the panel. Thursday, Sept. 27, 4-5 p.m.
The #MeToo Movement
It started in the movie business but quickly expanded into our sphere. In this session we confront the nature of reporting stories that struggle to depict an endemic and toxic culture. Learn how to pursue and expose these topics in a responsible manner. Debra Adams Simmons, executive editor, National Geographic will moderate the panel. Friday, Sept. 28, 8-9 a.m.
On The Road with Steve Hartman: Lessons in Unique Storytelling
An interactive session with CBS News "On the Road" correspondent Steve Hartman. Hear Steve describe how he finds, writes and edits his stories, as he breaks down some of your favorites. Friday, Sept. 28, Noon-1 p.m.
Open to all attendees
Honoring a Lifetime of Excellence in Journalism
RTDNA will honor CBS News "60 Minutes" correspondent Bill Whitaker and NBC News’ Pete Williams at its annual "Honoring a Lifetime of Excellence in Journalism" super session. Friday, Sept. 28, 4:30-5:30 p.m.
Open to all attendees
Location: Hilton Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. For information about conference registration, hotel, and tours, see https://excellenceinjournalism.org