Save the Date: SPJ Regional Conference on April 27 – 28, 2018

The Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will host a regional conference on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28 at the Universal City Hilton.

Linda Deutsch, retired AP courts reporter, will “hold court” at a no-host reception Friday evening, sharing war stories and telling tales from some of the biggest trials of the century including Charles Manson, the Menendez Brothers, O.J. Simpson and Michael Jackson.

USC Professor Robert Hernandez will kick off the conference Saturday morning, giving his thoughts about recent trends in journalism and the changing news media. Next up will be a number of sessions conducted by top-notch local journalists from newspapers, radio and TV speaking about how to cover a variety of timely topics including immigration, disasters, homelessness, the LGBTQ+ community and sexual harassment.

Several other workshops focusing on broadcast investigative journalism, writing ledes, data reporting and freelancing will also be offered throughout the day.

In addition, Emmy Award-winning journalist Stephen Galloway, executive features editor of The Hollywood Reporter, will speak at the Mark of Excellence student awards luncheon.

This conference is only in Los Angeles every six years, so mark your calendar to attend. It’s an amazing opportunity to network, learn and be inspired! More information about registration, in addition to a complete schedule of events and sponsorship possibilities, will be released soon.

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