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December 2013
Headquarters holiday hours + new Georgia chapter
EIJ14 Call for programs + Rainbow Sourcebook Proposals
Name change survey + communications postgrad internship

November 2013
Name change chat rescheduled + #thankajourno contest
Chapter grants + member of the month
Awards Season, monthly AutoDues + discussing name change
SPJ awards banquet sponsorship + JournCamp recap

October 2013
#Journoween + Volunteer of the Month
JournCamp deadline, #Journoween and member stories
Career development, #Journoween and Rainbow Sourcebook
Member spotlight + Medill AdviceLine partnership
SPJ in the News + New JournCamp Location

September 2013
Fun SPJ Programs + Chapter Improvement
Chapter Benefits + Potential Name Change
Ethics Code Revision + Leadership Training
We're on a post-EIJ high

August 2013
We're headed to California!
Elections + LDF Auction
EIJ Discounts + Award Winners

July 2013
EIJ discounts + training (and lots of it)
EIJ early bird deadline + election season
EIJ happenings + 1909 Society
Fewer than 45 days until the conference of the year!
Get FREE Disney Parks passes + Donate to LDF

June 2013
Weekend in D.C., #EIJ13 deadlines + SPJ successes
Last call for Pulliam scholarships + executive committee meeting
JournCamp D.C., #EIJ13 and summer reading
Rewards, summer camp and newsie movies

May 2013
#EIJ13 exhibitors + new HQ staffers
Education opportunities + SPJ President's take on shield law
SPJ stance on AP subpoena and JournCamp in D.C.
Rewards for your messy desk and (what else?) awards!
National student journalism awards & JournCamp in D.C.

April 2013
The best journalism of 2012 & standing up for students
Find a job with SPJ.
See the journalism fun at EIJ13. Plus, we're hiring.
Free chapter money? Don't mind if I do ...

March 2013
Top-notch journalism training, leadership and programming
Information on SPJ elections
Happy Sunshine Week!
Scholarship deadlines and a free webinar

February 2013
It's almost March! See what's going on in the SPJ world.
Registration is open for EIJ13!
A salute to freelance journalists
Job application tips and Desk Love

January 2013
Take note of deadlines and Spring Conference dates
Mark of Excellence Awards entries due Thursday!
Paid internships with SPJ
Announcing Newsroom Memberships
Start the new year with Studio SPJ

December 2012
Happy holiday and new-year wishes from SPJ
Benefits access for SPJ members
Updates to the Journalist's Toolbox and an Instagram contest!

November 2012
It's a great day to support journalism
Happy Thanksgiving! We have some pre-holiday notes for you.
Enter our national awards contests
Reflecting on election coverage

October 2012
NAHJ joins Excellence in Journalism
What journalists need to know about fair use
Inside look at Google and traveling training
An abundance of tools and training
Enjoy training in Chicago at JournCamp!

September 2012
New SPJ leadership and EIJ12 recap
Journalism training, tomorrow and next week
Enhance the SPJ community

August 2012
Announcing new and updated resources
Register for EIJ12 by the 28th for a reduced rate
Protecting the First Amendment and announcing award winners
Countdown to the conference of the year!
Resources for protecting the First Amendment

July 2012
Contests and grants for all
Chapter grants and get to know your SPJ board candidates
Announcing an award winner and volunteer of the month
Award announcement and a happy 4th of July from SPJ!

June 2012
Defending Reno journalist, help select national honorees
Awards deadlines, SPJ joins Pinterest
EIJ12 on the radio, FOI and Ethics resources
Chapter leadership, technology and SPJ

May 2012
Elections and EIJ12 news
Important Oklahoma info, jobs webinar
Photos on Facebook, student opportunities
Campus controversy, annual report deadline
Essay contest winners, annual report deadline

April 2012
National MOE winners, see the Everglades
Working Press applications due Thursday
SDX Award winners, EIJ workshops
EIJ12 announcements, board elections

March 2012
MOE Winners, SPJ history
FOI training, EIJ12 registration open
EIJ12 programming, Sunshine Week
EIJ12 scholarships, SPJ radio

February 2012
Remembering fallen journalists
SPJ Leads: Success in the courts, March Membership Month
A Valentine for Journalism, SPJ mentor match-up
Awards Entries, Quill is 100
State of the Society, Scripps, SDX Awards and some Sunshine

January 2012
MOE Awards, Reporters Institute
SPJ Leads: Awards deadlines, Working Press applications
Feedback sought for EIJ 2012 programming
Awards deadlines, chapter events

December 2011
Journalism news, spring conferences
Ethics position papers, member discounts
NorCal triumph; the best meeting minutes ever
Presidential editorial, new program ideas

November 2011
Holiday writing resources, support journalists
Calling Corps, Pie!
SDX and MOE awards open for entries
SPJ speaks out, Gen J hangs out
Program idea, death of a young journalist

October 2011
Amicus brief, High School essay contest
Spring conferences, EIJ11 media
Data bank removed, great volunteer honored
Freelance resources, conference recap

September 2011
Journalism news, opportunities for students
Soledad O'Brien at EIJ11 and Ethics Hotline
Conference deadlines and return of the chat

August 2011
Conference Early Bird Deadline TODAY
EIJ Early Bird Deadline approaches!
The Conference of the year draws near
More Award Winners, Journalism News and Toolbox
Award Winners, Conference highlights

July 2011
Bylaws amendments, New Orleans attractions
Conference speakers, FOI news
Conference scholarships and highlights
Checkbook journalism and open records access

June 2011
Pulliams due, Andy Carvin and Will Write for Food
Summer training, Studio SPJ and awards deadlines
Free Food Festival, protest in Fla. and LDF auction!
Deadlines, FOI, helping journalists in need
What We're Watching, global news coverage and Quill!

May 2011
Digital training, CIA leak, conference hashtag and more!
Dorothy Parvaz is free, scholarships for members
SDX Awards, Studio SPJ, free webinar and more!
National conference, bin Laden coverage and summer programs!

April 2011
Conference scholarships, ACLU, FOI Summit and a sneak preview!
Ethics Week, Studio SPJ, annual reports, board meetings recap
Spring board meetings and internship opps
Time to update the Code of Ethics?

March 2011
Let there be light in Utah
Register soon for spring conference deadlines
Sunshine week, Black Hole Award, new resources and more!
FOI alert, membership drive winners, training and more!
Extended deadlines, Studio SPJ and outstanding programs

February 2011
The biggest edition of the year so far!
Qatar, Ohio's Sunshine Summit, scholarships and more!
Egypt, SDX, internships and more!
Diversity programming, awards, Quill and more!

January 2011
Career opportunities, new connections, initiatives and awards
Awards deadlines approach
Keeping you connected in new ways
Twitter chats, student leadership and an important message

December 2010
Fellowships, training and the call for programs
Deadlines and making the best of the worst
Celebrate the best this season
Freelancers, Awards, Internships
Creating new opportunities to grow

November 2010
The one that's stuffed with training opportunities
It's that time of the year: AWARDS!
Schieffer, awards, deadlines, grants, training!
Mourning loss of past leadership

October 2010
The deadlines you can't miss & the digital world
More internships, resources for the digital age
NEW resources & workshop/internship deadlines

September 2010
Next year's BIG conference, Fellowships
Convention deadline today, area-workshops and an ethics book
Apps, awards and workshops
Deadlines, mountain men & the sneak-peek you can't miss!
Convention, fellowships, grants & more!

August 2010
The Winning Hand: The convention of the year draws near
Where to find journalism training
Scholarships, fellowships and grants
Annual survey reveals decline in graduate job market

July 2010
New FOI resources available for students
Shield Law on our minds and in the news
Gulf access and putting the spill in context
Feedback and donations for legal defense

June 2010
Last call and a free review
Good luck and awards and internships
The SPJ grants keep coming!
Last reminder — let us take you to Vegas!
More industry news and programs you want to know!

May 2010
What's new? Our site & 2010 Convention registration now open!
A mural, a road trip and more SPJ resources
Open call for nominations, summer interns and more
National SPJ award winners and finalists announced

April 2010
A generous gift helps members attend convention
The fight for your rights continues
$2,500 Grants, 5 National Awards, 1 Paid Internship
Training Opportunities and Much More

March 2010
Help us honor exceptional SPJ members
Ethics Committee denounces “checkbook journalism”
Let the Sunshine In!
Chapter grants, FERPA resource and a new partnership
Spring Conferences, FOI on CNN and training just for you!

February 2010
Harper Memorial funds Convention scholarships
Deadline extension, event leads to a job, students' rights
Journalism awards, training opps and tools just for you
SPJ still waives dues for struggling journalists

January 2010
MOE Awards are open until midnight, Jan. 29
Less than a week until the MOE Awards deadline!
Advocacy efforts, awards deadlines and ‘exiled' bloggers
Make 2010 your best year yet

December 2009
Happy holidays and best wishes for 2010!
Shield law bill goes to Senate floor
Win awards or scholarship money!

November 2009
Shield law, Helen Thomas speaks and the perfect gift
Open calls for awards entries happening now, spread the word!
Shield Law compromise brings us a step closer

October 2009
Submit a program, be a fan, local chapter chatter
Remember shield law, propose convention programs and be a judge!
No matter where you are SPJ is there
Post your resume, read Digital Quill and then tweet about it!
Learn new skills, win fellowships and gain experience

September 2009
Shield law still needs you!
Call your senators today — support the shield bill!
Grant money & iPods - Things you can win!
Post-Convention report and an Executive Director update

August 2009
Remembering journalists and last-minute details
SPJ leader meetings, a fellowship and more Convention!
Still Time, Tweeting the Convention, Speaking of speakers

July 2009
Attend the 2009 SPJ Convention Aug. 27-30
Convention deadlines are arriving quickly! Register today!
Moving journalism documentary screens at Convention
Save money! Convention discounts and cash for students
Grab up our internship and more!

June 2009
$10,000 could be yours and other news
Rewards available for students, reporters and convention-goers
Support the legacy, in more ways than one
Raise a glass for Convention, the future and our Terry Harper

May 2009
1 Convention, 2 Auctions & 3 Minutes of YouTube
Proverbial Convention and a Double First Amendment
Banking on Jobs, Archival Offerings, Money for Interns
Conventional Pondering, Projections of Bailey, Symposium Sharks

April 2009
Regional Review, Inhaling Helium, Believing in Public Radio
100 Years Down, Countless More to Come
Important Centennial Information ... and other tidbits
Almost Home, Last Chance to Work the Press

March 2009
Come One, Come All to Centennial and Town Hall
Shakespearean Centennial, Shining on the Shield Law
Centennial Calling, Twitter Updates, Honors Galore
Staying Busy; Wells Key; So Long, Rocky

February 2009
Sweet Centennial, Leading to Scripps, News from the Execs
Double Centennial, Signs of Spring, Nomination Indoctrination
Quite the Week, Counting on You, Unplugging the Newspaper
Celebrating the Centennial, Get Your Conference On

January 2009
Some Awards for You, Contacting Sue, Paid Internships, Too!
Awarding Heroics, Auctioneering, Executive Reporting
Celebratory year, Private concerns, Awards galore
Writing letters, Accidental input, Review the news

December 2008
On Vacation, Holiday Blog, Fighting for the Rocky
Pitching Proposals, Judge This, Get the FACS
Submit Proposals, Saying Goodbye, Some Holiday Buys

November 2008
Intern-al Information, A Question of Ethics
Shielding the President, Call for Judges, Book Worms

October 2008
Awarding Excellence, Axing Holiday Parties, Pundits Go To School
Update on the Boss, Blogfest, Googling the Endorsements
The Cat's Away, Shield Law Replay, Feds a-Twitter
Now Hear This, Spotlighting Brown, No Love for the Copy Editors
Registering a Victory, Palin Returns, Ethical Principles

September 2008
Institutional Reporting, Dodging the Press
Happy birthday, Constitution
Hello to Mr. Aeikens, Getting Sirius and an Ethical Festival

August 2008
Off to Atlanta, Piping up About Pepsi, Back to Beijing
Convention deadline, freelance fellowships, our pals at Poynter
All About Convention: Speakers, Workshops and Awards, oh my!
Convention 2008, Les is More, Twitter Roundup

July 2008
Senate Stall, Top 10 Newspapers and More Olympic Censorship
Early Registration, New News in the News and Free Seminars
Open Government Progress, Call for UNITY and Convention Updates
Open Government Progress, Call for UNITY and Convention Updates
New SPJ Blogs, Citizen Journalist Call and Journalism Expo

June 2008
Fake Political Analysts, Call Out for Senate, Iowa Aid
Flood Aid, Blogger Crackdown, Olympic Woes
National Honor Feedback, Drug and War Coverage, Summer Programs
Blowing the Whistle, J Awards, Tired Young People?

May 2008
Rev up for Convention, Pulliam Awards, SPJ's hiring!
Citizen journalism praised, get ready for convention!
Counting Subpeonas, 3 New Chapters and a Birthday
Covert Propaganda, Shield law justification, Kentucky heartbreak
Training for Citizen Journalists

April 2008
Free to freelance, Get interviewed, Learn what’s new
Celebrate Ethics Week
Starbucks card! Be like Howard, Work abroad
Survey Says, Election Coverage, Events Galore!

March 2008
Celebrate Responsible Reporting, Supporting Our Own
Spreading Sunshine, State of the Media, Programs Abound!
Advocacy For Toni, No Horsin’ Around, Upcoming Programs
Wiki-winners, reporter protection

February 2008
Shine the light; First Amendment lawsuit
Citizen journalism, cultural exchange, legal support
Give back, national awards, spring training
Lost alums, found money and sought-after awards
Lost alums, found money and sought-after awards

January 2008
Sticking Up for Students, Get Recognized, Cool Gigs
Utah Shield Rule Victory, War Spin, Standing Tall
J-Victories, Spreading Sunshine, Awards and Happenings
Cloudy Days, Awards Abound
FOIA Reform, Tragic Year

December 2007
New Year’s Resolutions, Blogging Buzz, Work for Us!
FOIA in the House, Glad Tidings
Police Obstruction, Presidential Records, Great Gigs
Improved member benefits, great gift ideas

November 2007
Spreading sunshine, holiday cheer, Asia bound!
Growing membership, Intern for SPJ, Blogging buzz
Farm Bill, Prison Break, Chauncey’s Legacy
FEMA Debacle, Park Place

October 2007
Convention Sessions Now Online, Programs, Awards & Honors
Shield Law Passes, Find a Mentor
Shield Law update, convention roundup

September 2007
Workshops, rants and smooth jazz
Convention Extravaganza
Don't miss Woodward and Bernstein
Young journalists unite; building a better journalist

August 2007
Rural journalism, urban issues and Ritalin
The Convention Cometh, and So Should You!
Withdrawing National Geographic support, NFL cover-up
Open victory, amicus brief response
Federal protection, certifying journalists

July 2007
NFL fumble, 9/11 aftermath and tech turmoil
Convention spectacular! Step right up, Novice newsbreak
Chapel Thrill, SPJ in motion, Lead already!
FOIA foul-ups and Independence Day

June 2007
We interrupt this special broadcast...
Capitol Thrill, Advocacy made simple, Boob tube?
Take action today! Blah, blah blog, Think outside the pyramid.
Apply more pressure! Shield law update, Great opportunities!

May 2007
Secret senator revealed! Are you in the FOIA habit?
A word from our President
Journalism Outsourcing? Make a run for SPJ! Tremendous honors
Clinton's DNA, Media = terrorists? Don't forget mom!
Join the good fight! Meet the challenge, Stellar programs

April 2007
Celebrate responsible reporting!
Massacre and the Media, Celebrate Ethics, Wartime Programs
Off the clock? Beautiful faces, Freelancing bonanza!
Justice for Josh! More Indy silliness! Touchdown!

March 2007
Russian safety, Libby trial implications, great opportunities!
No free press in Indy?? Victory for Ken! Cool training
Fun with redacting! Giraffes in D.C., Video training
Internsip deadlines, prior restraint, Ethics stories wanted
Connecting Gen J, A Call to Action, Awards & Opportunities

February 2007
Speaking Chinese, Hot for Teachers, Stop McCaw!
Sunshine day, Pleading to Pelosi, Remembering Les
170 and counting, chart the course, celebrating black history
Digital revolution, Victory! Teaching ideas wanted

January 2007
Grumbling about Grambling, Spring training, Promote yourself
Oh, Boy! Dangerous freelance liasons, Digital Revolution
Honors, awards and the fight for access

December 2006
Read this before taking that long winter's nap!
Speaker-elect, Speakers Bureau, The Senate wants to do What?!
Jailed journos, Leader Tools, Fellowships, awards and jobs
Korean colleagues, California lawmakers, Ode to a chain gang

November 2006
wePod, Dateline disaster? Fundraising tip
Friends on the Hill? A grand plan. Seattle rocks!
Round 3? 67 years?! Play and win!

October 2006
CNN sanctions? Protecting predators, Virtual reality
Working for you, wartime ethics, editors' eyeballs?
Bloodfeast, Punt the Vols!, Mitford's letters
Blog it, Learn it, Drink it

September 2006
OPEN Government, WP blog, Questions to ask
Shield hearing update, IRS in church? Eat or live free!
Act now! FOI primer, Work for us!
Sept. 20! Free money, Nate's time

August 2006
That's a wrap! A Ramones parody, Free Paul Salopek
Caged Wolf, Chicago events, Lords of discipline
Everyone votes? Very scary plan, Our Heroes
Lester Holt, Awful limericks, Ethics matter

July 2006
FEMA folds, Call for resolutions, Interesting movie
FEMA foolery, Job openings, Kolchak returns
Chicago-go-go, SPJ's superhero, Mumbai resources
Who uses FOIA? Job openings, Source development

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