April 18, 2015 - 11:40am PDT
Hotel Whitcomb, San Francisco

If it has never occurred to you to wonder if someone is eavesdropping on your online communications, this Society of Professional Journalists' 2015 Region 11 Conference session might be for you. Learn why journalists are beginning to encrypt their emails, text messages, and chats. Learn why reporters are taking steps to shield their online identities when browsing the websites of powerful corporations or agencies they plan to report on. Learn about the importance of safeguarding your online communications from two experts in digital security: Eva Galperin of the Electronic Frontier Foundation, and Trevor Timm of the Freedom of the Press Foundation.

About the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2015 Region 11 Conference:

Forward-thinking media entrepreneurs and investigative reporters will lead intensive workshops at the Impact Hub on April 17 and an array of multi-track programming at the Hotel Whitcomb on April 18.

Come to the 2015 Western Regional Conference to gain key insights on today’s ever-evolving media landscape. Hear how newsrooms are supplementing reporting with data visualization, podcasts and online video. Learn from freelancers who are dominating lucrative niches. Pick up tips on email encryption from savvy journalists who take on powerful interests — and know how to protect their sources. In addition to skill-building workshops and engaging expert discussions, conference goers will enjoy several social and networking events and SPJ’s Mark of Excellence ceremony.