SPJ Region 3 Spring Conference & Freelance Blitz Agenda

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2018 SPJ Region 3 Spring Conference & Freelance Blitz in Charleston, South Carolina, at the College of Charleston

March 24, 2018, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

7:15 – 8:00 A.M.  REGISTRATION – enjoy some refreshments before the conference 

8:00 – 8:50 A.M.  BREAKOUT SESSION ONE (Pick One)

(Large Lecture Room) Lori Johnston and Keith Herndon, Independent Journalism Resource Coalition (IJRC), Cox Institute for Journalism Innovation, Management and Leadership, University of Georgia, “Getting Started? Need A Revamp? Energize Your Approach To Success”

(Classroom A) Ginger Willis, Professional Personal Organizer, “Three Words To Help You Get Organized”

(Classroom B) Kevin D. Liles, Photojournalist, “Visual Storytelling: Take Photos With Impact To Accompany Your Written Work”

9:00 – 9:50 A.M.  FREELANCE PANEL – (Large Lecture Room)

Holly Fisher, CEO of Fisher Creative LLC, South Carolina

Helen Mitternight, Freelance Journalist, South Carolina

Haisten Willis, Freelance Journalist, Georgia

Stell Simonton, Freelance Journalist, Georgia

Bob Sullivan, Freelance investigative journalist & author, Georgia

10:00 – 10:50 A.M. BREAKOUT SESSION TWO (Pick one)

(Classroom A) Adina Solomon, Freelance Journalist, Atlanta, Georgia, “How To Get Things Done”

(Large Lecture Room) Frank LoMonte, Director of Brechner Center for Freedom of Information, University of Florida, “Ask An Attorney: Want to talk about open records and laws?” Where Do My Rights Stand As A Freelance Journalist?”

11:00 – 11:50 A.M.  EDITORS PANEL – (Large Lecture Room)

Jesse Darland, Managing Editor, Content That Works, Charleston, South Carolina

Hanna Raskin, Food Editor and Chief Critic, Charleston Post & Courier

Andy Owens, Top editor, Charleston Regional Business Journal; Managing Editor, SC Biz News LLC

Paul Osmundson, Senior Editor, The State newspaper, Columbia, South Carolina

Louise Phelps, President/Publisher and Founder of Coast Empire News, Savannah, Georgia

NOON:  LUNCH – (Large Lecture Room) – Chipotle Restaurant

12:30 P.M.  KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Bob Sullivan, Freelance Investigative Journalist

12:30 – 1:45 P.M. – SPJ Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards presentation; SPJ Region 3 chapters reports; SPJ Freelance Community


2 – 3 P.M. – FACEBOOK Training Session for journalists: Amy Wimmer Schwarb

3:10 – 4:30 PM – GOOGLE News lab Training:  Debora Wenger

Close of SPJ Region 3 Conference & Network Time

Questions? Contact Sharon Dunten at sdunten.spjregion3@gmail.com or call/text (317) 410-7217