It seems far off now, but planning for Excellence in Journalism 2017, September 7-9 in Anaheim, California, is already well underway, and we need your help to make EIJ17 a fun, engaging, and productive learning retreat.
If you love to keep up with the latest in journalism, are great at staying on deadline and enjoy teaching and public speaking you could be a great EIJ17 trainer!
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and RTDNA are now accepting EIJ17 programming proposals, and we invite you to submit your ideas for breakout sessions, workshops, or keynotes by the deadline of January 18, 2017.
Are you an expert on new newsroom technology? Finding success with a new audience engagement technique? Frequently consulted by your peers for career tips? Share your knowledge and network with a diverse group of journalists, educators, and newsroom managers from across platforms, mediums, and career tracks.
The programming committee does receive more proposals than it has available slots for programs, so check out our tips for strong proposals. RTDNA/SPJ/NAHJ volunteers and staff on the programming committee review program proposals based on originality, relevance, program design, learning objectives, knowledge and experience/qualifications of trainers, and variety of programming overall. Proposals with as much information as possible and that are thorough and detailed in their description will stand a better chance of being accepted.
Visit http://excellenceinjournalism.org/call-programs/ to submit your proposal. If you don’t think producing a program is right for you, we’d still love to hear what must-have trainers and topics you’d like to see at EIJ17, so submit those too at http://excellenceinjournalism.org/call-ideas/. The deadline to submit proposals and ideas is January 18.