Joint journalism conference to take place Oct. 3

SPJ Houston along with six other media organizations present “NewsGathering: Diversity in the Digital Age,” a daylong journalism conference on Oct. 3 at Rice University.

Rice’s Multicultural Community Affairs has joined forces with the Houston Association of Black Journalists, Houston Association of Hispanic Media Professionals, Asian-American Journalism Association, Houston Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists Houston Pro Chapter, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and El Gato Media Network to create an event that promises to deliver pertinent and practical information about the current affairs of journalism.

Diversity in the Digital Age flyer

The conference will offer 10 professional workshops, several student workshops, a career development clinic, and 38 panelists and presenters, such as Bill Balleza, Miya Shay, Art Rascon, Jerome Solomon, Aurora Losada, Dianne Solis, Nakia Cooper, Minerva Perez, Rebecca Briscoe, Monica Rhor and Lomi Kriel.

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Lisa Falkenberg will deliver the luncheon keynote speech.

The conference will include a continental breakfast, lunch and a reception. Attendance is free, but you must register. For more information, visit the website.