SPJ Region 8 conference tweets

Texas and Oklahoma chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists met at the Marriott Plaza in downtown San Antonio this weekend for informative sessions and networking opportunities. Here's some of what you missed.


  1. Friday: SPJ pro and student members mingled at a social and met this peacock.
  2. Saturday's Top Tweet goes to...
  3. San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro stopped by for lunch.
  4. Keynote speaker Paula Poindexter gave journalists advice on engaging millennials.
  5. One of the first sessions of the day was covering Eagle Ford Shale.
  6. You don't have to cross the border to cover the story.
  7. National Weather Service forecaster gives helpful weather reporting tips.
  8. Social media wiz Jeff Cutler shows journalists new tech, not new techniques.
  9. The diversity panel talked about hiring moms and military for diverse newsroom perspectives.