Reporting live from Las Vegas

by St. Louis Pro President Elizabeth Donald Never let me be accused of burying the lead: I received this honor at the opening business meeting for the Society of Professional Journalists national conference here in Las Vegas today. In addition to this recognition of our advocacy for the First Amendment, we were also finalist for…

It’s convention time!

The Society of Professional Journalists is holding a joint conference with the College Media Association and Associated Collegiate Press in Washington D.C. all this week. It’s our first in-person convention since the world ended, and I’m so pleased to be heading to Washington DC. I will be tweeting updates from the conference at @edonaldmedia and…

STLSPJ Delegate Report

While all of us were disappointed to spend four days on Zoom instead of in New Orleans, the SPJ national conference was filled with a lot of incredibly useful information and workshops.  Reports indicate overall that SPJ membership is down, but the biggest losses have been in student chapters. That doesn’t necessarily mean there are…

On deck: SPJ National Conference

This week begins the national conference for the Society of Professional Journalists! Originally planned to be a hybrid conference in New Orleans, the decision was made a few weeks ago to go fully virtual for another year thanks to the coronavirus (and, as it turns out, the entire area is suffering from the impact of…

Should SPJ’s national conference be virtual?

The SPJ national board of directors will be meeting soon to decide whether this year’s national conference in September will be on-ground in New Orleans as planned, a hybrid conference with some aspects taking place online, or entirely virtual, as the 2020 conference was. This is also the first year in many years that SPJ…