Friday, April 20, 2012 12:00 AM

2012 Marquez Conference scheduled

The DP's 27th annual Steven A. Marquez Journalism Conference has been scheduled for Sunday, September 23, 2012.

The conference brings more than a dozen DP alumni working in journalism to campus for an afternoon of panel discussions with current student editors and staff members of the DP. The sessions aim to both inspire and give practical pointers to the DP's journalists.

The annual fall conference was, in its second year, named in memory of Steven A. Marquez '79, a former DP Managing Editor who was a reporter for the Philadelphia Daily News when he died in 1987 at the age of 29. Marquez, a native Philadelphian, was a strong supporter of the city's local communities and was widely praised for his neighborhoods coverage while at the Daily News. He had maintained close contact with the DP in the years after his graduation, and had been elected to serve on the DP Alumni Association Board of Directors just before his death.

As always, all DP alums are welcome to participate in the conference as either panelists or guests. If you are interested in attending, please contact this year's conference coordinator, Jeff Shafer '06.

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