The Association of Food Journalists (AFJ) will tap the topnotch talent and resources at the renowned Poynter Institute while exploring the vibrant food scene of Florida when members meet for their annual conference Sept. 16-18.
Each year, the AFJ conference – a strong mix of professional development, sampling of the area's best food and on-the-scene reporting opportunities – is held in a different city.
The 2015 Media Law School, hosted by the University of South Carolina School of Law and College of Information and Communications and sponsored by the American Board of Trial Advocates, will provide selected journalists with the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the key stages of civil and criminal proceedings and to learn enough basic law to report accurately on many important issues in the news.
The 2015 session includes a couple of new faces, as well as some favorites from previous years, in its lineup of instructors. And for the first time, classes will be offered with topics outside the "traditional technology" realm, according to Kevin Slimp, Institute director. SNPA members are eligible to receive a $100 discount by registering no later than July 15.
This two-day conference at the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute will teach journalism educators about the impact of trauma on individuals and communities, how to build resilience through reporting, and provide hands-on help in creating units or standalone courses and capstone classes on trauma. Participants will walk away with a deeper knowledge of the dynamics of trauma and resilience, the elements of self care, and how to navigate classroom discussions of some of the most sensitive topics journalists encounter in their work.
This free Covering Water in a Changing World specialized reporting institute, funded by the Robert R. McCormick Foundation, is designed for any journalist or weather broadcaster reporting on water issues and the impact of climate change. This program will focus on key challenges for journalists.