SPJ: We Hear It’s Great Live

spjlogo.jpgMark your PDAs&#151the 2006 Society of Professional Journalists Region 1 conference is skedded for March 31 to April 2 in lovely Newark, New Jersey.

According to the good folks at SPJ, practicing and aspiring journalists can go to the Rutgers University campus for the weekend and drop in on discussions, awards, panels, and a job fair:

Scheduled panelists include Walt Kane, anchor of News 12 New Jersey’s I-team, Suzanne Smalley and Donovan Slack of the Boston Globe, Jeff Mays of the Newark Star-Ledger; Mary Anne Giordano of the New York Times, Iraq War veteran Lynn Washington, U.S. Supreme Court expert Dru Riley Evarts of Ohio University, Sara Wood of Market Intelligence, Marion Burns of Private Equity Insider, Ken Serrano of the Central New Jersey Home News Tribune, Karen Bosley, dismissed faculty adviser to Ocean County College’s Viking News student newspaper, Elizabeth Llorente, the Record of Hackensack.