Top 4 Reasons to Attend your SPJ spring regional conference

The Excellence in Journalism convention is a few short months away, but SPJers don’t have to wait until September for a professional development fix.

SPJ’s regional conferences begin this month across the country. These events give news professionals opportunities to network and develop their skills.

Here are four reasons you should consider attending your regional conference.

4. Traveling to a different part of the region: Sometimes it’s good to get out of your comfort zone, and your hometown. Regional conferences let you travel to a new area and explore a different city.

3. Network with other journalism professionals: This career can be lonely sometimes. We work strange hours and work is on our minds 24 hours a day. Interacting with others who face the same challenges and learning from them can be a great invigorator.

2. Awards: Each regional conference has an awards ceremony where SPJ celebrates the best in student journalism. This is an opportunity for professionals to encourage up-in-coming journalism stars.

1. Conferences are fun: Bottom line, SPJ spring regional conferences are a blast. You get to meet new friends, bolster your journalism skills and explore a different part of the country.

For information on your regional conference, visit the SPJ website.

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