Excellence in Journalism 2017 (EIJ17), produced by the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), in partnership with the Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) gets started Thursday at the Anaheim Marriott. You can read all about it on the conference website, and follow along with multiple updates per day on RTDNA.org.
Here are some of the hightlights and last-minute tips:
GET THE EIJ17 MOBILE APP
Whether it's keeping track of the schedule with 60+ breakout sessions, our super sessions, events or the awards ceremonies, receptions and more, you won't find a better way to do it than with the conference mobile app. You can even use the app to stay connected with other attendees, share photos and more! Download it directly from your mobile device here.
WHO TO FOLLOW FOR EIJ17
Speaking of Twitter, there are a bunch of conference speakers, recruiters, trainers, J-schools, vendors and more who you can follow to hear more about the conference and the other work they're doing. Check out the EIJ17 Twitter list to see who's who for the September 7-9 conference. Plus we have a list of RTDNA members attending the conference, and a page dedicated to RTDNA members who are presenting sessions.
OPENING BUSINESS SESSION
Thursday, Sep. 7, 11:45am PT
The Opening Business Session for RTDNA members is on Thursday, September 7 at 11:45am in the room called Orange County 2. Also, don't miss Saturday's Closing Business Session at 1:45pm in Gold Key 2, where the new RTDNA board chair takes the gavel.
OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION
Thursday, Sep. 7, 8:00pm PT
Join us a for a night of fun at Bowlmor Lanes, as we celebrate EIJ17.
MONEY MATTERS SESSION
Friday, Sep. 8, 10:30am PT
We hope you'll join us on Friday at 10:30am in Grand H for a special session where you can meet the winners of this year's National Endowment for Financial Education/RTDNA Personal Finance Award winners, and hear how they put together their award-winning entries. Each year, participants come away from this session with great ideas to tell stories in their markets.
SUPER SESSION: HONORING A LIFETIME IN JOURNALISM
Friday, Sep. 8, 4:30pm PT
Join us for a very special session in Platinum 5 and 6 as NBC's Lester Holt receives RTDNA’s prestigious Paul White Award, and we'll present the John F. Hogan Distinguished Service Award to CNN's Jake Tapper. And don't forget to get your ticket to the awards reception in Grand E, immediately following the ceremony. If you're unable to attend, we'll be live streaming the event on rtdna.org.
And don't forget the Journalism Expo, where you can check out the latest products and services for your newsroom, publications, websites and more.
To see the latest details about Excellence in Journalism 2017, check out the conference website. Join us in Anaheim for the nation's premier gathering of electronic journalists!