Registration Open for Region 12 Spring Conference

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (ETSPJ) — The 2018 regional conference is a chance to learn from some of the brightest in our field.

This year’s conference is March 16-17 at the Little Rock Marriott in Little Rock, Arkansas. We will celebrate the best Mark of Excellence journalism entrees and take some time to hear from people from all over the country.

A media tour and slam journalism pub crawl (Thank news stories recited slam poetry style) will kick off the conference Friday. There will be a full day of sessions Saturday beginning with a food, writing and photography session. Other sessions will include the Freedom of Information Act, ethical decision making, coverage of police shootings, challenges of broadcasting and more.

A super session will feature a panel of journalists who witnessed the recent round of Arkansas executions. That evening will feature a sponsored reception and presentation of the Mark of Excellence awards.

Feel free to stick around on Sunday to enjoy all that Little Rock has to offer.

For a full schedule of events, hotel and registration information, visit 

The East Tennessee chapter is organizing a carpool down to the conference. If you are interesting in carpooling, please email Annie Culver at

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