Monday, April 29, 2013

SPJ Region 8 Conference PROGRAM SCHEDULE, May 3-4

Hey folks! The SPJ Region 8 Conference is almost here!

The conference starts out Friday night, May 3, with a 6 p.m. reception at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio.

The program starts Saturday morning, May 4, with breakfast from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the hotel.

Sessions begin at 9 a.m. The last session starts at 3 p.m.

Click HERE for registration information.

Below, you'll find the full Saturday, May 4 program schedule or download the schedule as a PDF.
Click to download a PDF of the conference program


8 a.m. - 9 a.m. Breakfast

9 a.m. panels
Covering the Eagleford Shale: How one story can have legs
Military Reporting: Gaining access
NOAA Weather: Tools you can use to better cover breaking news weather events

10 a.m. panels
Investigative Reporting: From a print and television perspective
Freelancing: How to brand yourself

11 a.m. panels
Covering Healthcare: Cutting through the red tape
Covering the U.S.-Mexico Border: Balancing coverage on both sides of the border
From College to Pro: How to make the transition from student journalist to the professional world

Noon-1:30 p.m. Lunch: Introduction by Mayor Julian Castro; Keynote address by Paula Poindexter; awards

2 p.m. panels
Using social media: Jeff Cutler from SPJ National talks using social media tools to your advantage
Shoot or don't shoot: When life gets in the way of photojournalism
Investigative Reporters and Editors present the Web for Watchdogs

3 p.m. panels
San Antonio Association of Hispanic Journalists Diversity Panel: Diversity in the U.S. newsroom
Beat reporting: Finding sources and stories
Entrepreneurial Journalism: Leaving the traditional newsroom and starting up a news organization of your own

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