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Tickets to Special Events

RTDNA Paul White and John F. Hogan Awards Reception | Friday, Sept. 28 at 5:30 p.m.
The Paul White Award is RTDNA's highest individual honor. Both awards recognize a lifetime achievement in broadcast and digital journalism. Open to all.

Quantity x $45 each

SPJ President's Installation Banquet | Saturday, Sept. 29 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


Deep-Dive Workshops (optional)

Workshops will take place September 26, 27 and 29. Limited space is available. Get more details about each workshop here.

Please note:
– You cannot select two workshops whose scheduled times overlap each other.
– You must also register for the full conference in order to attend these workshops.

Also available: ACES Editing Boot Camp

Saturday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
$150 for members,
$200 for non-members


For experienced editors seeking to move their work to a new level. You'll hone your skills and edit strategically, going beyond editing for style, grammar and punctuation. When you're done, you will have expertise in substantive editing and have learned how to use critical thinking skills across multiple platforms and disciplines.

If you would like to register ACES Editing Boot Camp, you may do so on the ACES website.

   Telling Local Climate Change Stories that Matter: Science, Impacts, and Solutions
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free

Climate change is more than an “environmental” story. It affects your audience’s health, safety, food, and wallets. This deep dive into localized climate reporting will cover the wide variety of impacts on our health, economy, security, agriculture, and more. Hear the latest research on the science, communication, impacts, and solutions. Get your questions answered. See exemplary work by peers. Practice creating stories using localized reporting resources; and receive feedback that will make your climate reporting more engaging and accessible.

   Watchdog Journalism for Digital Storytelling
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Free

Sharpen your watchdog teeth in a special Investigative Reporters and Editors (IRE) workshop focused on digital reporting and storytelling. Broadcast, print and online journalists alike will leave the workshop armed with new tools and tactics for staying ahead of the competition and producing enterprise stories with impact. Sessions will include Digital Sleuthing on Deadline, Prying Loose Public Records, the Art of the Interview, Turning Data into TV and Online Gold, and 30 Stories in 60 Minutes (quick-hit enterprise ideas).

   Google News Initiative: Fundamental Tools for Journalism
Thursday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-Noon | Free

Attend this workshop to learn about Google tools to make finding, analyzing, and visualizing data more accessible for more journalists. Among the free tools we’ll cover include Google Search, Google Trends, Google Public Data and Google Data GIF Maker. This workshop will help you unlock the powerful world of data journalism to tell deep, insightful stories and inform your audience in compelling new ways..

   It's Just Video, Until a Storyteller Creates an Experience
Thursday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-Noon | Free

Please note: This workshop is full. If you select it, you will be added to a wait list. If a spot opens due to cancellation, you will be notified based on your position on the wait list.
We live in an age of endless video, much of it just visual noise. This session will be loaded with tips for maximizing the impact of video. You'll learn strategies for producing focused stories that will connect with viewers on an emotional level. These are the techniques that helped Boyd Huppert earn an unprecedented 16 National Edward R. Murrow Awards, as well as multiple Sigma Delta Chi Awards. Whatever your medium — television, radio, print or digital — this three-hour investment, will change the way you tell stories.

   Data on a Deadline: Dive into Census Bureau Data to Deliver Compelling Stories
Thursday, Sept. 27, 9 a.m.-Noon | Free

Making sense of data and being able to deliver it in a compelling story are critical skills for journalists. Through this hands-on workshop you will learn how to access and analyze demographic and socioeconomic indicators from the U.S. Census Bureau to enhance your stories. Whether you are writing about income disparities by gender, access to jobs and education by race, or about economic development in your area, this workshop will give you the skills to independently mine for estimates for your reporting and provide facts about communities across the country.

   Mobile and Data Viz Reporting Tools Training
Saturday, Sept. 29, 1:30-4 p.m. | Free

Please note: This workshop is full. If you select it, you will be added to a wait list. If a spot opens due to cancellation, you will be notified based on your position on the wait list.
During this hands-on training session, 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 to the session.

   Mobile Journalism: Story Creation in Your Pocket
Saturday, Sept. 29, 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Free

Please note: This workshop is full. If you select it, you will be added to a wait list. If a spot opens due to cancellation, you will be notified based on your position on the wait list.
As smartphones and video apps become more sophisticated, the ability to create both digital and broadcast stories with a simple kit that fits in your pocket is now a reality. This hands-on session will leave you with the ability to shoot, edit, produce, feedback, and go live all with your smartphone and a small amount of add-on equipment. Learn how to both create stories and distribute them to multiple platforms with gear you can always carry with you.

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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.

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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:
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Additional Events

x Camden Yards Tour   Friday, Sept. 28 | $10 each

Choose a time slot for your Camden Yards tour:
10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.


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Cancellation Policy: All refund requests must be made in writing to bsaleem@spj.org. No requests made by telephone will be accepted. Cancellation requests made before September 10 are subject to a $50 processing fee. No refunds will be made after September 10.

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Questions about the Excellence in Journalism 2018 Conference?

Call 317-927-8000 or send an e-mail to convention@spj.org.


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