SPJ Colorado pro chapter to host regional conference

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Colorado Pro Chapter is hosting Face to Face: Local Journalism in a Virtual World, a hybrid conference for SPJ’s Region 9, on April 8-9 on the Auraria Campus in downtown Denver, with Metropolitan State University and Community College of Denver as presenting sponsors.

The conference kicks off Friday afternoon, April 8, with sessions featuring local journalists who know what it’s like to deeply cover their communities and will discuss freelancing, starting a podcast, social media reporting and more.

Saturday’s sessions, April 9, will include panels on mental health in journalism, virtual public meeting coverage, diversifying sources, investigative journalism and “How They Got the Story.”

All sessions will be livestreamed for virtual attendees.

In-person attendees are also invited to register for the Top of the Rockies awards celebration at the Denver Press Club on Saturday night.

In-person registration is $75, virtual registration is $50 and student registration is free.For more information, visit spjcolorado.org or email SPJColorado@gmail.com