September 8th, 2011
A Mention Of Conventions
By Luther Turmelle
While all good SPJ members are focused on the national convention later this month in New Orleans, members of the Press Club of Long Island are busy organizing the 2012 Region 1 Spring Conference, March 23rd and 24th at Stony Brook University.
PCLI’s Bill Bleyer has secured $5,000 in sponsorship funds for the event: $2,500 each from News 12 Long Island and Newsday. And newly elected chapter president Dominick Miserandino has brought in a $300 goody-bag sponsor.
“We are honored to have the support of News 12 and Newsday,” Miserandino said. ” It’s comforting to know that their support this far in advance will help us put on an exceptional conference. We hope their contributions will inspire other media organizations to participate and support the advancement of journalism throughout the region.”
The opening night reception for the event will be held at the Long Island Museum in Stony Brook on March 23. Some of the panels and professional development workshops will include:
- How to get a job in journalism
- Mobile journalism
- Music journalism
- Video storytelling
- First Amendment legal issues
- Turning journalism assignments into books
- Celebrity journalism
- Newspaper redesign