CONTACTS: SPJ President Ray Marcano, Work phone: 937/225-2323 (leaving a message automatically sends a page), Cell phone: 937/232-8760
The Society of Professional Journalists strongly supports the efforts of the Orlando Sentinel to view the autopsy photos of former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt. National SPJ President Ray Marcano, assistant managing editor for production at the Dayton (Ohio) Daily News, stands ready to answer all media outlet’s questions on the issue.
SPJ President Ray Marcano will be in New Orleans, La., March 15-17 and in Washington, D.C., on March 30 and April 1. Marcano will be available for comment from both locations. Please call the phone numbers listed above.
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The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.