This year, the Society of Professional Journalists’ (SPJ) Excellence in Journalism Conference took place in Orlando, Florida for three jam-packed days of workshops, panels, and story creation. Senior Brie Ripley recounts her time at the conference and offers advice for students interested in attending next year’s event. How did you get chosen to go to SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism Conference?
Eight Communication and Journalism majors, 12 meetings, 24 alumni mentors, and 48 hours: that’s the L.A. Career Exploration trip in a quantitative nutshell. I, Brie Ripley, was one of the lucky students selected from the UW Department of Communication to participate in this year’s Career Exploration trip to Los Angeles. I’m a senior warding off senioritis by busying myself with documentary projects.
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For about the first eight years of his life, Levi Hairston lived on Seaforth Place, a cul-de-sac on the East Side of Columbus. A distinct feature of his family's home was its massive garden, where he logged a lot of time under the direction of his mother, a master urban farmer.
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Selecting a term
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Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
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Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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