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2009 SPJ Natl. Journalism Conf.: 8/27 – 8/30

Journalists have heard all of the buzzwords: multimedia, visual communications, new media and social networking. But do you truly know how to use these technological advances?

The Society of Professional Journalists is ready to help you become the kind of versatile journalist every newsroom wants. You can’t afford to miss the 2009 SPJ National Convention and Journalism Conference that offers over 50 sessions that will train you to develop a bulletproof career and build your multimedia toolkit. Sign up today!
Taking place in SPJ’s home base of Indianapolis Aug. 27-30, the 2009 Convention will address the most serious industry concerns and offer your career a lifeline. It’s up to you to register today and take control of your future!

You can look forward to sessions that range in topic from learning multimedia to debating ethics to building careers. Look forward to:

· Learning about the top 10 Alternative Story Forms that are sure to draw in time-strapped readers to your Web site. Read more about it here.

· Finding out how to conduct investigative journalism projects, even when your boss has cut your resources, time and travel budget. Learn how to find collaborators you trust, how to split tasks and what pitfalls you can avoid.

· Using blogging to create your portfolio. Keep up with Web-savvy editors who are looking for journalists who can do it all! Find out more here.

Don’t forget to explore Indy’s thriving city, full of culture, sports and, of course, SPJ’s national headquarters!

What are you waiting for? Sign up today! Take advantage and save by registering before Aug. 2. Get the special SPJ rate at the Westin Indianapolis Hotel by signing up before Aug. 5, and make sure to pre-register before Aug. 16! For more information on convention events and how to register, visit the SPJ 2009 Convention Web site.

Don’t forget to tell your members all about the convention! Use your social media pages like Facebook and Twitter to share information and link to SPJ’s Web site. And if you’re not a member of SPJ’s Facebook group, don’t forget to join!

We hope to see you in Indianapolis!

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