How to cover the Democratic National Convention

Later this month, the Charlotte Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is sponsoring a seminar for journalists going to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Given the people involved, it’s worth a look.

The program includes Rob Christensen of the News & Observer of Raleigh; Charles Bierbauer, dean of the University of South Carolina’s College of Mass Communications, who worked nine conventions during his time at CNN; John Ensslin, national SPJ president; and WCNC’s Carrie Hofmann. You can also learn how to avoid arrest if you’re covering a protest demonstration and take a walking tour of uptown Charlotte’s convention sites.

It’s scheduled for 9 a.m.-4 p.m. July 28 at UNC Charlotte Center City. Registration, which includes lunch, is $15 for dues-paying SPJ members and students, $25 for others. Details here.