In four days, early registration ends for Excellence in Journalism 2013, the mother of all journalism conferences.
This year’s gathering is a co-production of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the Radio Television Digital News Association, and the Society of Professional Journalists — the first time all three groups have teamed up this way.
Just signing up before Thursday, July 25, warrants half-price registration at the door, which is at the Anaheim Marriott, a short transit ride from Disneyland and the Disney California Adventure. To sweeten the deal, Disney Parks is offering attendees big discounts on both attractions.
But if you think Mickey Mouse is simply goofy, then consider this: EIJ 2013 features special guests such as Kai Ryssdal of American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” Chris Wallace of Fox News, and Belva Davis, a legend in San Francisco media and one of the nation’s first African American TV news anchors. There will be special sessions on audio storytelling, personal branding, editing, leadership and media entrepreneurship. There will be book signings, job-hunting advice, and recognition of student journalism achievement.
If nothing else, I’ll be there. And I invite you to join me for coffee or lunch in discussing the future of journalism and how you can play a big role in it.