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Do you want sharpen your skills? Or , become a professional writer? Now is your chance to polish your writing. The 2008 Society of Professional Journalists Convention & National Journalism Conference takes place in Atlanta on September 4-7. The 2008 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference.

Professional Development Sessions: With more than 50 workshops from which to choose, this year’s Convention is full of opportunities to hone your writing , sharpen your ability to request public records and learn the essential new media skills required for todays journalists.

Super Sessions:These sessions will give you the opportunity t o learn from giants in the media industry. Joining us in Atlanta will be NPR foreign correspondent , Charlayne Hunter-Gault, NBC foreign correspondent Martin Fletcher, E.W. Scripps Company CEO Rich Boehne and Atlanta Journal-Constitution editor Julia Wallace. Before you go don’t forget to read the bios of these super presenters.


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If you’re a freelancer [or interested in such work] and attending the upcoming SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference read on! The life of a freelancer is tough, there’s no doubt about that. The Query clinic [ Friday and Saturday ] 10am-4PM can help your queries avoid the dreaded slush pile. Sharpen your freelancing skills and increase your chances of getting paid.



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