Saturday, March 08, 2008

Blog Release: Digital Democracy Pittsburgh

Digital Democracy

The SPJ Regional Conference

Be a part of Digital Democracy

There’s still time to be a part of Digital Democracy, the 2008 Society of Professional Journalists Regional Conference on March 14-15 at the Omni William Penn Hotel in downtown Pittsburgh!

Join journalists from across western Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, Michigan, and beyond as we explore how the digital revolution - including blogs, online video, websites and social media - is changing traditional news media coverage and citizens’ access to the political process. Hear speakers from The New York Times, Hearst-Argyle Television, J-Lab, NewsBusters, Media Matters, The Media Bloggers Association and more.

New Tools for Mainstream Media: Exploring Digital Content

Bloggers As Journalists, Journalists As Bloggers

2008 Race: Online & On The Road

Online Media Criticism From The Right

Online Media Criticism From The Left

Participatory Journalism & Citizen Media

Journalism 2.0: Survive & Thrive

New Media: Journalism 2010

Hosted by the Pittsburgh Professional Chapter, the conference includes a Friday night reception and Saturday full of conference activities, including the annual regional Mark of Excellence Awards banquet.

Registration is affordable and easy via mail or online. Rates start at $65 for students and $85 for professionals. Register by March 10 to avoid a $20 late fee.

A limited number of hotel rooms at the SPJ discounted rate still are available at the Omni William Penn Hotel. However, they will not last long. To book a room, call (412) 281-7100 or visit the conference Web site,

See you there!

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