Excellence in Journalism 2014 (EIJ14) is the must-attend journalism conference of the year — and you could get help with conference expenses.
Through three scholarship programs, the Society of Professional Journalists will send several members to Nashville, Tenn., for EIJ14. Each scholarship covers a conference registration and some travel expenses, among other benefits unique to each award.
From Sept. 4 to 6, about 1,000 journalists will gather for exceptional networking and training opportunities, not to mention the variety of resources available in the Journalism Expo. Even if you’re not eligible for a scholarship, start planning your trip to EIJ14.
More on the scholarships:
The Diversity Leadership Program invites six members to participate in the program and connect with the Society at EIJ14. Applicants are from groups underrepresented in journalism, have at least three years of post-collegiate journalism experience and have been SPJ members for at least one year. Read more about applying to be a Diversity Leadership Fellow.
SPJ awards four Terry Harper Memorial Scholarships. Terry served as executive director of SPJ from 2002 to 2009 and passed away after a two-year battle with brain cancer. While at SPJ, Terry prioritized providing journalists with high-caliber professional training, and this scholarship enables professional members to receive it at EIJ14. Here are application details.
There’s a scholarship for students, too. The Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award honors an active student member of SPJ who has shown great dedication to the First Amendment. Bob Lewis was a 48-year member of SPJ when he died in 2012. He served as national president and chair of the national Freedom of Information Committee. He also received the Wells Key, the highest honor for an SPJ member. Apply here.
All applications are due May 12. Please contact SPJ headquarters at317.927.8000 with questions.
Free EIJ14 registration? There’s no reason not to apply.
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