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Show and Steal roundup: The best, most creative and weirdest ideas from our conference

September 10, 2015 Leave a comment


SFJ’s annual Show and Steal compilation — always a big hit at our conference — now is available for you to, well, you know what to do.

Click below to see the photo galleries of our members’ best efforts, and share ideas of your own.


Editor’s choice: Los Angeles beer guide; a novel idea from Kansas City; extending the life of your annual guides; a price tracker on a favorite local dish; conversations about race; local neighborhood portraits; online food ideas. Click here to find more brilliant packages.


Online Superstars: A look at an iconic bridge; entertainment podcasts; food coverage on Instagam; niche apps; repurposed photo galleries; interactive guide to dinner and a movie. Click here to see more.


Saved the Day: A DIY craft column hit; adult-friendly festivals; great lists; a guy’s guide to prom; best local places to take a selfie. Click here to find more last-minute ideas.


Holidays: Latest twists on cookie contests; doggie Valentine’s Day; Thanksgiving Day recipes; loads more Christmas packages. Click here for more to inspire you.


Totally Entertaining: The 12 essential musicals; a luxury magazine’s first film; 100 years of ‘The Wizard of Oz;’ Classic Hollywood; South Florida’s party video. Click here for more ideas.

Show and Steal: Editor’s choice

September 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Show and steal: Inspire yourself with these holiday ideas

September 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Show and steal: Super online ideas from SFJ15

September 10, 2015 Leave a comment

Show and Steal: How editors saved the day, from SFJ15

September 8, 2015 Leave a comment

Show and Steal: Totally entertaining print and online idea from SFJ15

September 8, 2015 Leave a comment

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Make your plans for the 2015 Society for Features Journalism Conference Aug. 26-29th

June 22, 2015 Comments off

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Knight Hall at the University of Maryland

Knight Hall at the University of Maryland

Join us for SFJ’s annual conference Aug. 26-29 at the University of Maryland for an array of sessions that will be filled with practical, usable information you can bring back to your newsroom.

The conference kicks off with an opening reception on the evening of Wednesday, Aug. 26. SFJ members get a discounted rate for the conference.

Conference sessions include:

– A Q&A with Washington Post Editor Marty Baron, whose newspaper was named the best in the business for digital innovation.

– Success stories on moneymakers in today’s newsrooms, ranging from newsletters to special events.

– Inspiration from a two-time Pulitzer Prize winner in feature writing, Gene Weingarten of the Washington Post, and his editor Tom Schroder who has a reputation for bring out the best in his writers.

– A panel discussion on the new ways publications have transitioned to “digital first” and how journalists who grew up on the print side are thriving and leading the revolution.

– A simple hands-on video how-to that will give you skills to use immediately after the conference.

– Tips on digital tools that are fun and easy to use for cool projects.

– The ever-popular Show and Steal sessions, which feature great ideas from newsrooms around the country.

– An awards ceremony to honor the winners of the Excellence in Features Journalism contest

Hotel accommodations:

Hotel stays can be arranged at the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference center on the University of Maryland campus. Conference sessions will be in the Knight Hall in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism in College Park, just a short walk from the Marriott. We’ve arranged for a block of rooms at the Marriott with a rate of $149/night for a king or $159/night for two queens (an affordable option for attendees who want to share a room and share the cost).


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