Monday, March 4, 2019

SPJ Region 4 Conference In Cleveland This Weekend

The Society of Professional Journalists Region 4 Spring Conference will be held at Cleveland State University on March 8-9, 2019.

The conference will bring together student and professional journalists for continuing education on key topics facing journalists today.

The conference has the theme "Make Room," which was conceived as a cooperative effort between the SPJ Cleveland Pro Chapter and the SPJ student chapter at Cleveland State.

The "Make Room" theme is a call for us to broaden our skills, our coverage concepts, and our knowledge of what our communities are as we try to promote a diversification of who we are, how we do our jobs, and how we think about the public we serve.

SCHEDULE (Times subject to change)
Friday: 7-10 p.m.
Trivia night! Make new SPJ friends and win prizes as we test your knowledge of general trivia -- and journalism.

8 a.m.: Breakfast
9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Super Session, breakout sessions, keynote address
Topics include:
Making Your Podcast
How to Survive in the Newsroom
Lessons from Pulitzer Prize Winners
Making a Career in Niche Publications
Content Marketing: The Benefits -- and Challenges
A Dozen (Or More) Digital Tools for Journalists
Getting People to Talk
Communities You Know Little About: How to Cover Them And Look Like You Know What You're Doing
Freelancing for Beginners
Diversifying Your Resume
Making the First Amendment Work for You
Covering Sports in the Digital Age

4 p.m.: Mark of Excellence Awards and closing remarks


Members of the Press Club of Cleveland and the Cleveland Association of Black Journalists will be offered the same registration fee as SPJ members. All registration fees will be effective until one week before the start of the conference, then will go up $20 for the last week. There will be NO on-site registration.

If there are questions, please contact Cleveland SPJ secretary-Treasurer Tom Moore at or 440-454-3282.
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