Excellence in Journalism 2018 (excellenceinjournalism.org) is the annual conference hosted by RTDNA & SPJ. This year, the event is Sept. 27-29 in Baltimore, MD. It's packed with educational sessions taught by experienced pros and an expo/job fair with endless chances to network.
In exchange for helping us cover the event, you'll get backstage access to major events, sit in on training sessions, meet industry VIPs, professional journalists and fellow student journalists, and enjoy Baltimore.
Reporter duties include: - Gather video interviews of award recipients, presenters, attendees and VIPs - Write articles; take still photos- Post material to the RTDNA website, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and other social media pages - Use your own equipment to gather and post material; video/still cameras, smartphones, laptops, etc.
Reporters receive: - A free registration to the conference (That's $275!)- The ability to keep any material you create, to use for your resume reels and/or links back to the RTDNA website - The chance to meet some big names in journalism. The sooner your tasks are completed, the more time you’ll have to mingle!
RTDNA will provide selected student reporters with a complementary conference registration.
Please note: Newsroom reporters are responsible for their own transportation, lodging, meals & expenses in Baltimore - RTDNA covers only conference registration costs.
Applications are due June 15.