We just posted to the Excellence in Journalism website that SPJ and RTDNA leaders have made the difficult decision to cancel an in-person EIJ20 in Washington, D.C. However, we want you to know that SPJ is planning a virtual conference for Sept. 12 and 13.
The Excellence in Journalism team had been monitoring COVID-19 developments all spring — particularly guidance from the World Health Organization, Centers for Disease Control and Washington, D.C., Health Department.
Based on the best information currently available from health experts regarding the ongoing pandemic, we reached the unfortunate conclusion in recent weeks that it was not feasible to host our in-person joint annual conference as planned this year.
We are disappointed we will not be able to gather in person, but our first priority is protecting the health and safety of our members, trainers, exhibitors and constituents.
And…we are excited to continue with a virtual conference and we hope you are too! We’ll have more details very soon and will share them with you via spj.org, Leads and SPJ social media.
We remain committed to providing quality professional development, connecting journalists and industry leaders and recognizing excellence in journalism.
This unusual year calls for unusual solutions, and that is what we aim to deliver.
We look forward to still seeing you, albeit virtually, come September!