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SPJ Leads | 6/11/2014
EIJ Early Bird Registration + SPJ Executive Committee Meeting

By Taylor Carlier, SPJ Communications Department



Same conference, lower price.

One of the largest national journalism conferences will take place Sept. 4 to 6 in Nashville, Tenn. at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center. Don't forget to register for EIJ14 before July 23 in order get a discounted price, which is $100 cheaper during early bird registration.

It also helps to be a member, so if you know someone who wants to attend who isn't a member, suggest a membership to SPJ for an even more discounted price.

See the EIJ14 pricing page for all of the ticket deadlines and details.

Can't wait to see ya'll in Music City!


The SPJ Executive Committee is convening in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, June 21, but all members are invited to participate in the discussion online. will host a live stream of the event starting at 9 a.m. EST. To see what the group will be discussing, get a copy of the agenda. All members are encouraged -- before and during the meeting -- to ask questions and discuss the issues. The Executive Committee will be following the comments while the meeting takes place.


Who wouldn't want the chance to be a student voice of the nation's largest and most broad-based journalism organization? SPJ is looking for a campus representative to serve on the national board through the beginning of September. Perks include travel to Excellence in Journalism 2014 in Nashville, Tenn., Sept. 4 to 6, where the student can connect with over 1,000 professional journalists throughout the nation and participate in the Society on a national level. Visit our website to read a full description of responsibilities.

To become a part of SPJ leadership, send your resume and a response to the following question:

Young journalists are the future of this organization and the media industry in general. How can SPJ national work on rallying younger voices in the organization (whether it's to discuss the Code of Ethics, SPJ's role in the world of journalism or other issues in the Society or industry) so that SPJ stays relevant for years to come?

All files should be shared with on Google Drive. Get creative -- your application response can be in the form of a website, social media campaign, essay, video or any other way that effectively answers the question. And the best part? We'll share some of your creative work with the journalism world, making sure others take note of up-and-coming talents like yourself.

Good luck! Questions? Email Tara Puckey.


The deadline for the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment award and the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing is June 22.

Journalists and non-journalists alike are eligible for the Pulliam First Amendment award if they have worked to protect the rights laid out for us under the First Amendment. The winner will receive $10,000 and an engraved crystal at EIJ14, to which they will also receive free transportation and lodging.

The Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing allows a mid-career editorial writer or columnist to enrich their career by giving him or her time off to pursue in-depth journalistic endeavors. The recipient can use the $75,000 for expenses such as, studying, research and/or travel in any field. Many times, the work results in editorials and other writings, including books.

To apply for either the Pulliam First Amendment award or the Fellowship for Editorial Writing, visit SPJ's website.

Questions? Contact Awards Coordinator Chad Hosier at or 317.920.4791.


Want to work for the nation's largest most broad-based journalism organization? We're looking for a full-time communications strategist to join our hardworking staff.

Your duties will include:

- Monitoring and helping SPJ engage in state, local and national issues that threaten the journalism profession and its impact on democracy.

- Establishing and executing plans for communicating with internal and external audiences, especially in relation to SPJ's activities and advocacy efforts.

- Keeping SPJ leaders and staff current on issues related to the Society's missions and goals.

Sound fun? Visit our website for more information about the gig, as well as application details. The deadline is June 15, 5 p.m. ET. If you have questions, contact Executive Director Joe Skeel at


What large news organization recently made all of its Web commenting features only accessible to Facebook users?

Answer: The Huffington Post

And the winner is ... Alex Veeneman of the Chicago Headline Club Chapter. Congratulations!


How many new terms were added to the religion section of the 2014 AP Stylebook?

Submit your answer to Taylor Carlier.

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