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Pulitzer prize-winning journalist Philip Rucker keynotes News with Integrity

Philip Rucker will keynote MDDC's News with Integrity conference, Friday, May 11th in AnnapolisRucker is part of the Washington Post team that won the Pulitzer for its investigation into the Russian interference in the 2016 election, and the White House Bureau Chief for The Post. He previously has covered Congress, the Obama White House, and the 2012 and 2016 presidential campaigns. Rucker also is a Political Analyst for NBC News and MSNBC. He joined The Post in 2005 as a local news reporter, covering the Maryland State House.

MDDC's News with Integrity Conference & Celebration brings together over 200 journalists and news media professionals from across the region  to hear from insightful speakers, discuss issues important to the industry, and celebrate award-winning work from across the region. 

Registration for the conference will close May 7th, and you don't want to miss this event.  Click here for program and registration, or download the full conference brochure to register by mail.

Other important highlights of the event include:

  • U.S. Congressional Representative Jamie Raskin speaks about national issues
  • Deborah Cornely of the Dundalk Eagle and Rick Cullen of Morningstar Publications are inducted into the Hall of Fame
  • Rebecca Frank of News Media Alliance speaks about trends in revenue and advertising
  • Celebration of winners of MDDC's contest in editorial, revenue and design

The day also features round tables on topics of interest, including:

  • “Reporting with Drones” Chuck Tobin, Ballard Spahr
  • “Fighting Fake News Locally” Brian Karem, Montgomery County Sentinel; Peter Jamison, Washington Post; Matthew Albright, News Journal
  • “Making Freelancing Work for You” Society of Professional Journalists MD-PRO chapter; Jennifer Brannock Cox, Salisbury University & Ben Penserga, The Daily Times, Charles Pekow, freelance journalist; Lisa Snowden-McCray, freelance journalist
  • “Prying Information Loose:  FOIA & PIA Strategies” Miranda Spivack, Reveal, & Frank LoMonte, Brechner Center
  • “Visualizing Data & Tools to Use” Josh Davidsburg, University of Maryland; Emma Patti Harris, Baltimore Sun
  • "What do Agencies Want?" Lisa Knight, MANSI Media
  • “Best Practices in Public Notice” Richard Karpel, Public Notice Resource Center
  • "Turning Social Media into Dollars” John Winn Miller, Friends2Follow
  • “Getting your Share of Political Advertising” John Kimball, The Kimball Group

Don't miss this event!  Register today.

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