Journalism and Media Conferences to Attend in 2012

10 Journalism and Media Conferences to Attend in Summer & Fall 2012

Back by popular demand, below is an updated list of what I consider to be the most indispensable national-level get-togethers for those who are practicing, teaching, and learning the craft of journalism.  They focus on a variety of skills and media and cover both the educational and professional sides of the field.  (Click on each image for more information.)

Computer-Assisted Reporting Conference, February 2012, St. Louis

ACP National College Journalism Convention, March 2012, Seattle

CMA/CBI Spring College Media Convention, March 2012, NYC

International Symposium on Online Journalism, April 2012, Austin

ACES National Conference, April 2012, New Orleans

Broadcast Education Association Convention, April 2012, Las Vegas

National Jewish Student Journalism Conference, May 2012, NYC

Investigative Reporters and Editors Conference, June 2012, Boston

NABJ Convention & Career Fair, June 2012, New Orleans

AEJMC Conference, August 2012, Chicago

UNITY Convention, August 2012, Las Vegas

SPJ/RTDNA Excellence in Journalism, September 2012, Fort Lauderdale

Online News Association Conference, September 2012, San Francisco

Society for News Design Conference, Fall 2012

No details readily available online as of Dec. 2011.  Click on image for basics of 2011 conference.

ACP/CMA National College Media Convention, Oct.-Nov. 2012, Chicago

I have no doubt my student press and non-broadcast-background biases are showing and that I’ve left off a few worthy gatherings.  So please let me know, politely: What other conferences should be on the list???  Depending on their merits, I will add them immediately.  (To be clear upfront, I did not include workshops, boot camps or regional conferences.)

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7 Responses to “Journalism and Media Conferences to Attend in 2012”
  1. Health Journalism 2012, annual conference of the Association of Health Care Journalists: http://www.healthjournalism.org/hj12

  2. Thanks Dan! I should start saving my pennies to attend some of these, especially in New Orleans (only 4 hours from my new job!)

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