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September 2019

Excellence in Journalism

September 5 @ 8:00 am - September 7 @ 5:00 pm

Join SPJ this September in San Antonio for the Journalism conference that could change your career. Sign up by JUNE 27 and save as much as $100 on your registration. More information here.

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Stop the Drop: Five Ways to Grow Your Obituary Category

September 12 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Obituaries and newspapers: Once, these two always went together, and this relationship provided publishers with a powerful traffic driver and an unbeatable revenue stream. But today’s readers face unique economic pressures, and they have new ideas about how to best announce and remember a death in the community. The result? Nationwide, obituary volume is down 19% and falling.   The good news: Obituaries are still the most visited section of every newspaper, and we have tools to turn that…

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How to Avoid Being Sued: Defamation Law in the 21st Century

September 26 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Are you doing everything you can to avoid lawsuits and litigation? With stories being pushed out at lightning speed, journalists are more susceptible than ever to errors and inaccuracies — mistakes that can quickly balloon into legal battles. This webinar, hosted by the former vice president and assistant general counsel of The New York Times’ legal department, will help you navigate the tricky world of defamation and show how you can protect yourself and your organization from accusations of libel…

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October 2019

The Community’s Perception(s): State of U.S. Print Weekly Newspapering in the 21st Century

October 15 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

  Christina Smith plans to engage with the audience on two major discussion points concerning community newspapers. First, she will briefly discuss one of her current research projects that explores why small-town, geographically-bounded U.S. weekly newspapers continue to be viable in the digital era, despite the struggles larger U.S. newspapers continue to undergo. Upon completion of a recent exploratory study, Christina argues that U.S. print weekly newspapers continue to be perceived by their audiences as the most relied upon news…

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