To kick off journalisms premiere conference of the year, the Opening Night Reception is a chance to reunite with colleagues, clients and friends, as well as make new connections. Located right on the famous San Antonio River Walk, the LDR/Grotto is just steps away from the Grand Hyatt. Join us as we officially commence the conference in style. Well be serving up drinks, music and more!
The Society of Professional Journalists recognizes Terry Anderson, Maria Ressa, Nick Ut and, posthumously, Jamal Khashoggi, as Fellows of the Society, the highest professional honor awarded by SPJ, for extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism.
All four will be honored as Fellows of the Society at the President’s Installation Banquet on Saturday, September 7.
Read more about these courageous honorees here.
RTDNA is pleased to award Scott Pelley (left) with the 2019 Paul White Award, which recognizes a lifetime of achievement and service to the profession of broadcast and digital journalism. Pelley has been a correspondent on the CBS News program 60 Minutes since 1999. He served as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News from 2011-2017 and is the author of a new memoir, "Truth Worth Telling."
RTDNA will also honor ABC News Anchor John Quiñones (right) with the 2019 John F. Hogan Award. Named for the founder and first president of RTDNA, the award recognizes an individuals contributions to the journalism profession and freedom of the press.
They will be presented with these awards on Friday, September 6th during a super session. A reception will follow the presentation and tickets can be purchased for $45.