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SPJ Leads | 6/18/2014
EIJ Pre-Conference Workshops + Studio SPJ Podcast

By Taylor Carlier, SPJ Communications Department

PRE-EIJ JOURNO FUN

The Excellence in Journalism conference is so good, some can't wait to start. That's why on Thursday, Sept. 4, we have a variety of pre-conference workshops geared to your interests. Apply for the following programs to get your fill of journalism training before many attendees even arrive. Additional fees apply beyond conference registration rates.

Data Journalism 101 ($25)
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Trainer: Michael J. Berens, The Seattle Times  Presented by the Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business Journalism

Narrative Storytelling for All Media and Beats: 10 Writing Tips I Wish I'd Learned 10 Years Sooner ($25)
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Trainer:  Boyd Huppert, reporter, KARE-TV

News Management Master Class ($50)
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Trainers:  Jill Geisler, Senior Faculty - Leadership and Management, Poynter Institute; Scott Libin, regional director, RTDNA

Keeping the Story on Track: From Breaking News to Enterprise Coverage ($100)  Presented by PRNDI
Time: 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Trainers: Julianne Welby, senior editor of news, WNYC; Brent Wolfe, news director, WUNC; Matt Shafer Powell, director of news content, WUOT; Ki-Min Sung, digital news specialist, NPR Digital Services

Introduction to Coding, JavaScript, CSS and All the "Web Stuff" You Should Know But Don't ($25)
Time: 12:30 - 3:30 p.m.
Trainer:  Andy Boyle, developer, Chicago Tribune

Remember, you must register for EIJ early to reserve your spot at a pre-conference workshop. Additional fees do apply. Visit spj.org/c-register.asp to sign up or read through the descriptions of each workshop here. Questions? Contact Heather Dunn, director of events, at hdunn@spj.org  or 317.920.4782.

EIJ14: 'THE DOCTOR IS IN' 

Need some one-on-one or small-group feedback? "The Doctor Is In" will be a roundtable discussion at EIJ14 where you can get answers in a smaller, give-and-take group setting.
At "The Doctor Is In" you can talk to experts about your areas of passion, interest and needed improvement. This is your time to get customized, individualized feedback. Topics for discussion are decided by you! So, email suggestions to sleadingham@spj.org or tweet them to #EIJdoc by July 15.

SPJ EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING

The SPJ Executive Committee is convening in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 21, but all members are invited to participate in the discussion online. SPJ.org will host a live stream of the event starting at 9 a.m. EST. To see what the group will be discussing, get a copy of the agenda. All members are encouraged -- before and during the meeting -- to ask questions and discuss the issues. The Executive Committee will be following the comments while the meeting takes place.

EIJ14 STUDIO SPJ PODCAST

On Tuesday, June 17, Studio SPJ did a live show to cover programs that will occur at the upcoming Excellence in Journalism Conference, Sept. 4-6 in Nashville, Tenn.

Follow this link to listen to the recorded podcast from Tuesday's show.

Two coordinators for EIJ14 were guests on the show: Amy Tardif, station and news manager for WGCU and RTDNA chair-elect, and Scott Leadingham, SPJ's director of education.

Studio SPJ is an Internet radio program that features conversations with journalists on topics of interest to the profession and is hosted by John Ensslin, who you can contact at
damon_runyon@hotmail.com.

ONA ONLINE JOURNALISM AWARDS

The Online News Association has extended the deadline for the 2014 Online Journalism Awards. This year, they will award $52,500 in prize money, more than in any previous year.

Over the past decade, the OJAs have recognized major media, international and independent sites and individuals producing innovative work in multimedia storytelling. There are two new awards this year:

University of Florida Award for Investigative Data Journalism, 2 awards, $15,000 in total prize money
The Excellence and Innovation in Visual Digital Storytelling Award, 3 awards

ONA is accepting submissions until June 20, 2014, and will announce the winners on the closing evening of the 2014 Online News Association Conference & Awards Banquet in Chicago, Sept. 27.

Want more details? Find more information on their website.

PULLIAM AWARDS DEADLINE APPROACHING

The deadline for the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment award and the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing is June 22.

Journalists and non-journalists alike are eligible for the Pulliam First Amendment award if they have worked to protect the rights laid out for us under the First Amendment. The winner will receive $10,000 and an engraved crystal at EIJ14, to which they will also receive free transportation and lodging.

The Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing allows a mid-career editorial writer or columnist to enrich their career by giving him or her time off to pursue in-depth journalistic endeavors. The recipient can use the $75,000 for expenses such as, studying, research and/or travel in any field. Many times, the work results in editorials and other writings, including books.

To apply for either the Pulliam First Amendment award or the Fellowship for Editorial Writing, visit SPJ's website.

Questions? Contact Awards Coordinator Chad Hosier at chosier@spj.org or 317.920.4791.

LAST WEEK'S QUIZ

How many new terms were added to the religion section of the 2014 AP Stylebook?

Answer: Over 200

And the winner is ... Ernest Owens of the Temple University chapter. Congratulations!

THIS WEEK'S QUIZ

What ABC affiliate was granted access last week by the Washington State Supreme Court to police officers' dashcam videos?

Submit your answer to Taylor Carlier.

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