Early registration open for EIJ19 in San Antonio

ABC NEWS – John Quinones

Early registration is open for the annual Excellence in Journalism national SPJ convention, to be held this year in our Region 8, San Antonio, from Sept. 5 to 7. The convention hotel is the Grand Hyatt downtown.

EIJ19 workshops and breakout sessions are posted at https://excellenceinjournalism.org/programs/. They include sessions on becoming a better data sleuth, telling climate stories, minimizing harm while reporting on suicide, freelancing and grants, staying safe when covering natural disasters and civic unrest, managing newsroom stress and trauma, and much more.

One of the sessions spotlights a development from our own Region 8 — how NPR and public radio stations in Texas are building a prototype “regional news hub” with the “Texas Standard” news program and other collaborations. The session is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 6, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

ABC News anchor and San Antonio native John Quiñones will receive this year’s RTDNA John F. Hogan Award on Friday, Sept. 6, during a “super session.” A reception will follow. Tickets to the event cost $45.

Other highlights include two excursions, a 35-minute boat tour of the Riverwalk and a tour of the Alamo. The boat tour begins Thursday, Sept. 5, at 10 a.m. and costs $5. The Alamo tour is the same day from 10 to 11 a.m. and costs $20.

Purchase tickets for the special events and register at https://www.spj.org/eij-register.asp. Early registration ends June 27.

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