The Society of Professional Journalists invites you to spend a day with reporters, photographers, editors and students from all different media outlets - and to live, learn and share your journalistic experience.|
This is also the day where we give out the Mark of Excellence Awards to journalism students from all over Region 10 - so don't miss the lunch celebration.
Programming starts at 9 a.m. and runs through 5 p.m. in one-hour increments - we are still finalizing some speakers, but here's a taste of what we have planned for you:
How to cover news on tribal lands - a panel of reporters, editors and tribal spokes people will help you do a better job.
Do you have what it takes to be a freelancer? Kent-based freelance writer Dana Neuts shares her freelance career, including the good, the bad and the ugly. Pick up survival tips or kick start a new career.
Everybody wants to write a book - published authors Sherry Jones and Jim Kershner talk about how they transitioned from being reporters to published authors.
Crunching data in smaller markets - The Skagit Valley Herald's Kate Martin shows you how to do computer assisted reporting while utilizing databases in a small market. She will share examples, including a fun project on roadkill.
Convergence, how TV and newspapers can work together - staff from KHQ-TV and The Spokesman-Review frankly share tales from their one-year collaboration on KHQ's online news breaks.
You already have the technology for better reporting - Tri-City Herald assistant managing editor Jim Van Nostrand shows you how to use your cellphone and other common gadgets to aid your daily reporting.
Also - show and tell for students: bring your clips and tapes and let's take a look; social media profile critiques for students and professionals.
More to come - keep checking for updates.
Gonzaga University's Jepson Center (View)
502 E. Boone Avenue
Spokane , WA 99258
|Minimum Age: 14|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|