March 7th, 2012
Time Is Tight: Register Now For Region 1 Conference
By Luther Turmelle
Make sure to take advantage of early-bird rates for the Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 Spring Conference on Long Island before they end this Friday, March 9.
The conference, organized by the Press Club of Long Island chapter of SPJ, will bring together professional and student journalists from Maine to Pennsylvania for a day and a half of programming March 23-24 at Stony Brook University. It is guaranteed to be exciting and informative event — not to mention an investment in your future.
The event will include programs on social media, mobile journalism, your rights at crime scenes and news events, freelancing in a down economy, useful web tools for journalistsand much more. An opening night reception will be held in Stony Brook at the Long Island Museum’s beautiful carriage galleries.
Ellis Henican, a Fox News analyst, Newsday columnist, radio host and New York Times best-selling author, will deliver the keynote address at the student Mark of Excellence awards ceremony on Saturday, March 24.
To sweeten the deal, Hotel Chocolat is donating chocolate for a Friday afternoon break, while Megabus.com is offering free rides from their locations to New York City stops for those coming from long distances. You can then take the Long Island Rail Road to Stony Brook University. Register for the conference and reserve your seat before they’re all out.
There are also discounted rates at several local hotels.
For details on the SPJ Region 1 Spring Conference and to register, visit spjr1c.org.