The annual Region 1 Conference is just around the corner and the theme for this year’s gathering couldn’t be more relevant to our work today as journalists.

The 2017 SPJ Regional Conference will take place between Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, 2017 at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 524 West 59th St., in Manhattan, N.Y.

Several of the topics that are going to be discussed include covering the LGBTQ community, storytelling in the multimedia age, Investigative reporting in the health care field and ethics in today’s uncertain times.

Discounted tickets for SPJ members can be purchased from now until March 24 at

We all hope to see you there!

– Your SPJ Board