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Tech Talk

Excellence in Journalist Conference Set for Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

ImageExcellence in Journalism 2012, hosted by the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association, will be held in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida from Sept. 20 thru 22.

The conference brought 1,000 journalists together last year in New Orleans. This year, there will be professional development sessions, programs with top journalists and opportunities to network, learn and share with journalists from around the country.

This year there will be a special edition of the public television and radio series The Kalb Report, moderated by journalist Marvin Kalb, the last correspondent personally hired at CBS News by Edward R. Murrow.

Sree Sreenivasan, a professor and Dean of Student Affairs at Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and a specialist in explaining technology to journalists and the general public, will speak to attendees about leveraging digital technology in journalism and improving their use of social media.

Early bird pricing is available through August 28. Join the Society of Professional Journalists and save more when you register at the member rate.

There will be 60 breakout sessions with training in all areas of journalism, access to Journalism Expo and participating in newsroom tours and critiques. Includes an invitation to the Opening Night Reception, sponsored by CNN NewsSource, on a terrace overlooking the Atlantic Ocean

The conference will held at the Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & Spa, set on 16 acres of private beachfront property offering views of the Atlantic Ocean. Discounted EIJ rate is $149 a night.

For more information and registration, visit: http://excellenceinjournalism.org/.