- The Society of Professional Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists kicked off the Excellence in Journalism conference with a record amount of attendees: 1,500.
- The mass amount of people at EIJ allowed attendees to network with professionals and connect with journo friends.
- People tweeted about their experiences in the pre-conference workshops and boot camps, such as "The Business of Me" with trainer Mark S. Luckie of Twitter.
- — Liset Marquez (@DBOntarioNow)Sat, Aug 24 2013 16:35:29
- Also, Director of the Kiplinger Center Doug Haddix led a session called "Nerd-Free Zone: Data-crunching and Visualization for Journalism and English Majors."
- And from the News Directors Boot camp:
- — Bobby Blanchard (@bobbycblanchard)Sat, Aug 24 2013 16:17:38
- Dump the Inverted Pyramid: Narrative Storytelling for All, led by Tom Hallman Jr. of The Oregonian.
- — Miss Internet (@Miss_Internet)Sat, Aug 24 2013 16:21:42
- — Bianca Fortis (@biancafortis)Sat, Aug 24 2013 16:38:24Advice Hallman got: "stop going to workshops. You know how to write. Just write." Writing is scary. Embrace the fear and angst. #eij13
- — Candace Walsh (@candacewalsh)Sat, Aug 24 2013 16:44:36"Writing is not about the words. It’s about seeing something and using words to let a stranger feel what you felt." -Tom Hallman #EIJ13
#EIJ13 | Day One, Aug. 24
Catch up on what you may have missed during the first day of Excellence in Journalism 2013 in Anaheim, Calif. Find some resources from Day One workshops, too.
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