University of Alabama Represented in Early Arrivals at “Excellence in Journalism”

We’ve arrived in New Orleans for Excellence in Journalism ‘2011, a joint meeting of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio-Television Digital News Association.

Professor Cummings and I were pleased to have one of our outstanding journalists, Amethyst Holmes on site for Excellence in Journalism '2011.

NEW ORLEANS– The people who make up the nation’s largest, most broad-based organization for journalists were streaming in all afternoon here at the Sheraton New Orleans, site of Excellence in Journalism.

We’re excited about being on-site for at least part of this unprecedented gathering of journalists as the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Radio-Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) team for the best training experience of the year for journalists.

Arriving so far from Alabama delegation includes Meredith Cummings, secretary of the Alabama Pro Chapter of SPJ,  Chanda Temple from The Birmingham News,  Amethyst Holmes from the UA SPJ Chapter.

Author: George Daniels

George L. Daniels is an associate professor of journalism at the University of Alabama. After spending eight years in the local television newsroom working as a producer at stations in Richmond, Virginia; Cincinnati, Ohio; and Atlanta, Georgia, Daniels moved from the newsroom to the classroom. He’s conducted research on diversity issues in the media workplace and change in the television newsroom as well as media convergence. Before going to work in television news, Daniels worked briefly as a freelance writer for The Richmond Free Press in his hometown of Richmond, Va.

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