The Press Club of Long Island is participating in the Society of Professional Journalists’ Region 1 Conference, being held this year in lovely Portland, Maine. The conference workshops started this afternoon, April 25, and will continue all day tomorrow (Saturday). Today was the pre-workshop on covering disasters on deadline. The Region 1 leaders meeting will begin at 8 a.m. tomorrow followed by Backpack Journalism and several other topical journalism workshops. I’ll blog a full report after the conference. This blog and photo by John C. O’Connell, executive vice president, PCLI.