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International journalists: Invitation letter application

If you are an international journalist looking to attend the conference this year, you will need to complete this form.

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Tickets to Special Events

RTDNA Paul White Award Reception | Friday, Sept. 8 at 6 p.m.
The Paul White Award is RTDNA’s highest individual honor, recognizing lifetime achievement in electronic journalism. Open to all.

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SPJ President's Installation Banquet | Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m.
National leaders for the Society take office and the Society's highest awards are presented. Open to all.

Quantity x $80 each

NAJA Media Awards Banquet | Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
The Native American Journalists Association honors excellence in journalism and coverage of Indian Country through its annual awards ceremony and banquet. Open to all.

Quantity x $80 each

NAHJ Journalism Awards Luncheon | Friday, Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m.
Recognizing outstanding Latino journalists who have achieved exemplary news coverage truly serving the community, and leadership in efforts to achieve newsroom diversity and fair coverage. Open to all.

Quantity x $50 each

NAHJ Hall of Fame Gala | Saturday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m.
Created in 2000, NAHJ’s Hall of Fame award honors journalists whose efforts either nationally or locally resulted in a greater number of Latinos entering the journalism profession or have helped to improve news coverage of the nation's Latino community. Open to all.

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NAJA Membership Luncheon | Friday, Sept. 8 at 11:30 a.m.
Join the Native American Journalists Association during the annual business meeting recognizing contributions of founders, members and supporters. Open to all and free to NAJA members. Tickets for non-members are $50.

Quantity x $0 (NAJA members) or $50 (non-members) each


Deep-Dive Workshops (optional)

Workshops will take place Thursday, Sept. 7 and Saturday, Sept. 9. Limited space is available. Get more details about each workshop here.

Please note: You cannot select two workshops whose scheduled times overlap each other.

   Watchdog Workshop, presented by IRE | Wednesday, Sept. 6, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | $50
Top-notch investigative journalists from around the country team with IRE trainers to provide a workshop filled with inspiration as well as tangible tips and resources. This workshop will teach the basics including how to mine the internet for information that leads to compelling stories, how to crunch data, how to conduct an investigative interview and how to investigate businesses and nonprofits.

   Getting Drone Newsgathering Off the Ground: Navigating the Logistical, Technical and Regulatory Complexities | Thursday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-Noon | $25
To build a successful drone newsgathering program requires a basic understanding of the technology, its operational requirements and the creative doors it opens for hard news and for longer form, nonfiction content. It demands knowledge of the equipment’s capabilities, limitations and storytelling potential, and of the relevant safety requirements, police and fire protocol, civic ordinances and privacy legislation. Learn how you can record aerial footage at a fraction of historical costs and capture sequences you were never able to capture before. Walk away with strategies for developing a drone newsgathering program and for establishing best practices at your organization.

   Narrative Storytelling: Dump The Inverted Pyramid No Matter Your Medium Of Choice | Thursday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-Noon | $25
Step out of the inverted pyramid, just-the-facts model that drives so much daily reporting and into the world of narrative storytelling. You'll learn what narrative storytelling is and how to do it well. You'll discover how to choose a story that's ripe for a narrative approach, and how to get it done on deadline. The goal of this workshop is to provide strategies and resources to help journalists promote narrative storytelling within their individual newsrooms — changing the way you and your colleagues think about, report and tell stories. Journalists working in all media — broadcast, online, print and everything in between — will benefit from thinking about crafting compelling stories.

   I Don't Always Create Videos, But When I Do They're For Social Media... (Getting Started With Social Video) | Thursday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-Noon | $25
Social video on Facebook and other social platforms is booming. Learn how to create social videos that engage people and reach the heart. We will walk through the features of social videos that appeal to your audience, the planning process, tips for script writing, and editing and production of social video in this hands-on workshop. Laptops with Adobe Premiere are preferred. (Adobe offers a free 30 day trial of Premiere for those who do not already own the software.)

   Google Tools for Journalists | Thursday, Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-Noon | Free
Please note: You must register for the full EIJ17 conference to register for this workshop.

Recent ethnographic research suggests that Immersive Storytelling has a unique ability to provide an emotional experience that helps the audience gain new perspective and embodiment in a news story. In this workshop, we’ll talk about the recent Storyliving study, and then screen several 360 video pieces and hear from the creators themselves on how they approached telling the immersive story, challenges they faced, and will hear feedback directly from the audience to build a unique feedback loop in real time. Note: All participants will be provided Google Cardboard and should bring a smartphone to the session.

   Immersive Storytelling Showcase | Saturday, Sept. 9, 1:30-3:30 p.m. | Free
Please note: You must register for the full EIJ17 conference to register for this workshop.

During this hands-on workshop, you'll turn your mobile phone into a reporting tool and experiment with cutting-edge apps. We'll also experiment with desktop data viz tools such as Datawrapper, CartoDB and Google Fusion Tables. Make sure to bring a laptop and smartphone — and prepare to learn new tools and have fun.

   Mobile Reporting and Data Visualization Tools | Saturday, Sept. 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m. | $25
During this hands-on workshop, you'll turn your mobile phone into a reporting tool and experiment with cutting-edge apps. We'll also experiment with desktop data viz tools such as Datawrapper, CartoDB and Google Fusion Tables. Make sure to bring a laptop and smartphone — and prepare to learn new tools and have fun.

   Narrative Storytelling: Learning From The Land Of 10,000 Stories | Saturday, Sept. 9, 1:30-4:30 p.m. | $25
Minnesota is the Land of 10,000 Lakes — and for viewers of Boyd Huppert’s much-shared narrative features, the “Land of 10,000 Stories.” Learn from one of the best storytellers not just in TV but in all of journalism how to connect with audiences in deeply personal and human ways. Step out of the inverted pyramid, just-the-facts model that drives so much daily reporting and into the world of narrative storytelling. You'll learn what narrative storytelling is and how to do it well. You'll discover how to choose a story that's ripe for a narrative approach, and how to get it done on deadline. The goal of this workshop is to provide strategies and resources to help journalists promote narrative storytelling within their individual newsrooms — changing the way you and your colleagues think about, report and tell stories. Journalists working in all media — broadcast, online, print and everything in between — will benefit from thinking about crafting compelling stories.

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Donations

Radio and Television Digital News Foundation: Make a tax-deductible contribution to the foundation of RTDNA, the Radio and Television Digital News Foundation. RTDNF’s programs are supported entirely by charitable contributions.

RTDNF Donation:
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Society of Professional Journalists: Make a tax-deductible contribution to the foundation of SPJ, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. The SDX Foundation provides educational programs to the journalism community.

SDX Foundation Donation:
$

National Association of Hispanic Journalists: Make a tax-deductible donation to the general fund of NAHJ to support missions of the organization.

NAHJ Donation:
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Native American Journalists Association: Make a tax-deductible donation to the general fund of NAJA to support missions of the organization.

NAJA Donation:
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Additional Events

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x Whale Watching Cruise   Saturday, Sept. 9, 9:15 a.m. | $40 each


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