Register now for Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Conference April 6-7 in Chicago

Want to explore field-tested ways to build trust with your audience? Need to learn the basics of producing a podcast? Intrigued by the story behind the story of “The Greatest” icon of sports?

Join us for the SPJ Region 5 Conference April 6-7 in Chicago on the downtown campuses of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism and DePaul University.

The conference, open to journalists, students and supporters of a free press, will feature more than 15 sessions led by more than 30 professionals and educators on the most important topics in journalism. A few highlights:

  • Meet Alison Bethel McKenzie, the new executive director of SPJ, and learn about her perspective on rebuilding trust in journalism at the Friday night reception and keynote.
  • Follow the challenges of documenting the life of an icon and covering race and sports in America with Saturday keynoter and master storyteller Jonathan Eig, author of the 2017 best-seller  “Ali: A Life.”
  • Hear the story behind WBEZ’s multimedia investigation into gun violence in Chicago, learn the do’s and don’ts of podcasting and how to find truth in science.
  • Discover strategies for listening to your community, explore new approaches for building trust and experiment with apps for scraping data.
  • Join in discussions on the way newsrooms should address the Me Too movement, build trust with diverse communities and prepare for the impact of Alexa and other smart speakers.
  • Educators, let’s talk about what J-schools should be teaching.
  • Professionals, check out SPJ’s new Facebook training program. 
  • Students, share your resume with hiring managers and enjoy well-deserved recognition at the Mark of Excellence Awards ceremony.

Plus much more! This is the conference you don’t want to miss. 

Check out the full schedule and register now at https://www.spj5conference.com/

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