Journalism & Ghosts: Regional Planning Is Under Way

The brave folks at Washington & Lee, the hosts of our SPJ Region II annual conference, shared updates on their planning during our regional meeting at nationals. They’re also still seeking ideas for panel sessions.

Here are the basics:
What: SPJ Region II Annual Conference (Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; North Carolina; Virginia.
When: March 28-29, 2008.
Where: Washington & Lee, Lexington, Va. (home of the nation’s first journalism program).
For more information: W&L’s Doug Cumming, adviser (, (540) 548-8280; Kat Greene, chapter president (; Melissa Caron, chapter treasurer (

You’ll recall that the Virginia Pro chapter was host to the 2007 regional meeting in Richmond. Plan now to show your support in Lexington …

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We’re told that sessions will include Crises and Disasters: Should we cover them less?, The Future of News: Beyond the current breakdown, “Click Here: Using more than words to tell a story,” and anchor auditions for students to prepare tapes in W&L’s TV studio. There will be a Friday night cocktail reception, the Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon and a surprise D.C. guest.

And you’ll also be able to seek and report the truth from beyond during a ghost tour of historic lexington.

Mark your calendars and e-mail any ideas you might have to Doug, Kat or Melissa.

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