EIJ18: The only meeting of its kind for newsroom managers

March 21, 2018 09:30

When: Sept. 27-29
Where: Hilton Baltimore
Cost: $230 for members who register by July 25
Registration is now open for the only meeting of its kind for newsroom managers & their staffs.
 
Excellence in Journalism 2018, RTDNA’s annual conference presented in partnership with the Society of Professional Journalists, is an affordable, accessible, actionable training opportunity like no other for broadcast & digital journalists.
 
From exploring new newsroom tech and industry trends to recruiting talent and developing strategies to grow trust, news leaders are in for three packed days this September 27 to 29 in Baltimore.
 
“EIJ18 will be a tremendous opportunity to recruit, to get news management training and gain skills to produce exceptional journalism across our industry. It’s important we make the right decisions as we report on issues impacting our local communities and our news consumers. The programming committee is developing sessions which will offer insights from top industry leaders and news managers that can help any news operation produce better content for their audiences,” says Jerry Walsh, Vice President, Local Content Development for Nexstar; RTDNA Chair-Elect and EIJ Convention Planning Committee Chair.
 
Registration includes more than 60 hours of training to choose from. Get additional registrations plus a space on the recruiting floor as an exhibitor.
 
Says Walsh of Nexstar, “We come to EIJ for two things. One is to recruit. The other is to train our news managers.”
 
This year’s event features training programs focusing on four tracks.
  • An expanded news management track will tackle management development, high-level decision-making and the issues facing leaders in the journalism industry.
    • How well do you know your GM?
    • The coward's guide to newsroom conflict
    • Better your bottom line with metrics
    • Trust your social media team and transform your newsroom
    • Trust in the era of Trump
    • It isn't a pipeline problem- it could be you
    • Power Shift: Three sessions on workplace integrity, empowering to newsroom newbies and managing personalities
  • From beginner to advanced, get the skills you need to improve your game with the newest and best digital tools.
    • Google News Ititiative
    • Facebook for news
    • Digital dirty dozen
    • Don't learn the hard way: Perfecting your podcast
  • Newsgathering sessions will make your work even more impactful. Learn from some of the best in the business about ethical journalism, access, FOI and more.
    • FOI: Who's who in getting access
    • Getting reluctant sources on the record
    • Unleash and focus your inner broadcaster
    • What it takes to be a Murrow winner
    • Covering mass shootings
    • The no good, the bad and the ugly of news writing
  • Get tips and tricks for your career move in the career development track.
    • What future journalists are already doing right
    • How NOT to get a job
Register for EIJ18 and join your colleagues to dig deeper into the #MeToo movement and walk through everything you need to know for reporting on midterm elections.

Learn from award-winning journalists who have been recognized for their consumer reporting and excellence in covering diverse communities.

Thanks to a Knight Foundation grant, dig in depth into accountability and investigative journalism and innovations in local TV and digital newsrooms.

The early bird registration deadline is July 25.