By Christine DiGangi, SPJ Communications Department
PROTESTING THE DOJ'S ACTIONS
SPJ President Sonny Albarado issued a statement Monday regarding the Department of Justice's secret seizure of Associated Press journalists' phone records. The Society also signed a letter of protest written to the DOJ by the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press. News releases for each action are on SPJ News.
Megan Garber, a staff writer for The Atlantic, will conduct the general session at JournCamp D.C. Saturday, June 22.
The session, "Journalism and the Future of the Idea," kicks off the daylong training event at the Westin Hotel City Center in Washington, which includes your choice of four breakout sessions. Registration is $35 for SPJ members ($55 for nonmembers) and includes breakfast and a boxed lunch. Journalism, breakfast AND lunch!
More details and the registration site are available at http://spj.org/journcamp.asp.
IN HONOR OF THE EUGENES
The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation — SPJ's supporting foundation — honors Eugene C. and Eugene S. Pulliam with an editorial fellowship and First Amendment award, respectively. Do you (or someone you know) fit the descriptions?
The First Amendment Award nominations are open to any person, group of individuals or organization dedicated to preserving rights guaranteed by the first amendment. To learn more about the history and the $10,000 award, visit spj.org.
The Editorial Fellowship awards $75,000 to an editorial writer or columnist with at least three years of experience as a means to travel, research or receive education and culminate those experiences with a written product. Details are available online.
The deadline for both is June 22.
CONGRATULATIONS, RTDNA AWARD WINNERS
The Radio Television Digital News Association announced its John F. Hogan and Paul White Awards, which went to Belva Davis and Chris Wallace, respectively.
The awards presentation takes place at Excellence in Journalism 2013 (EIJ13), which will be followed by a reception. Information about the events is available on the EIJ3 website, excellenceinjournalism.org. Congratulations to both winners!
WELLS KEY CELEBRATION
Join the Madison Pro chapter for the 100th anniversary of the Wells Memorial Key, SPJ's highest honor. The celebration will take place May 31 to June 1 in Madison, Wis., at Union South on the University of Wisconsin campus.
Event details and registration information is available at http://2013wellskey.eventbrite.com/.
Dale S. Samuelson, SPJ member since 1949, died Nov. 15, 2012, in Tuscon, Ariz. According to an online obituary, Samuelson had a masters' in journalism from Northwestern University and worked in marketing.
NARRATIVE WRITING CONTEST
The Dallas Morning News is sponsoring the Best American Newspaper Narrative Writing Contest, conducted by the Mayborn Conference. Sound like your cup of tea? Explore the details online. Deadline is June 1.
Journalists in the Pacific Northwest: the European Union Center of Excellence at the University of Washington's Jackson School of International Studies offers an EU-Northwest Journalism Fellowship: "Applicants should have at least three years' experience in media, and must demonstrate how their reporting would benefit from exposure to the European Union," according to the fellowship description.
Learn more and apply by May 19.
LAST WEEK'S QUIZ
The Associated Press this week updated its social media guidelines to include what?
Answer: The AP advised on newsgathering in sensitive situations, providing guidance on whether to use social networks as newsgathering tools and saying reporters must avoid amplifying rumors. Read the AP's blog post on the matter.
And the winner is ... Kate Karp of the Los Angeles Pro chapter! Congratulations.
Sorry if you had trouble sending your quiz answer last week — it seems the email link was broken. Don't worry: It has been fixed.
THIS WEEK'S QUIZ
How many media organizations joined the letter from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press to the Department of Justice?
Submit your answer to Christine DiGangi.