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August 2014
Nine SPJ chapters recognized for exceptional efforts, chapter of the year finalists announced
SPJ is relieved American freelance journalist Peter Curtis was released, hopes trend will continue
SPJ announces outstanding campus chapter regional honorees
SPJ statement about alleged execution of American photojournalist James Foley
The Associated Press receives Pulliam First Amendment Award
Farah Stockman of the Boston Globe receives $75,000 Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing
SPJ outraged by arrests of journalists in Ferguson, Mo., offers assistance to educate police department
Journalism, science groups decry EPA move to muzzle national science advisers
White House provides non-response, response to letter opposing excessive PIO controls
SPJ sends follow up letter to White House, still urges for transparency

July 2014
Studio SPJ to begin ‘The Road to Nashville’ series
SPJ honors Lucy Dieckhaus with Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award
SPJ recognizes two members’ contributions with Howard Dubin Award
Associated Press journalists win SPJ ethics award
SPJ calls for Iranian Washington Post journalist, other detainees to be released with an explanation
SPJ recognizes University of Nebraska-Lincoln Associate Professor for Distinguished Teaching in Journalism
City of Boston named Historic Site in journalism
SPJ honors Norris for exceptional service to journalism
Two organizations, two individuals honored by SPJ with Sunshine Award
SPJ honors Rachel Minske with Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award
Florida International University professor named outstanding campus adviser
Letter urges President Obama to be more transparent
More than 40 journalism groups urge president to stop excessive controls on public information

June 2014
Studio SPJ to cover EIJ14 events
SPJ signs onto letter to ask Senate to bring shield law to floor
SPJ helps Greater Charlotte Pro Chapter fight for open meetings
SPJ asks Senate to bring shield law to floor in light of James Risen’s case

May 2014
MSNBC’s Benjy Sarlin receives SPJ New America Award for investigation of immigration reform
SPJ calls on Pennsylvania school district to restructure high school publications policy
SPJ calls for journalist protections in the Ukraine
SPJ announces national Mark of Excellence Award winners
Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Portland, Ore.

April 2014
Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Boston
Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Overland Park, Kan.
SPJ opposes restrictions on intelligence employees speaking to journalists
Announcing the 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award winners
Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Chicago
Region 12 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Fayetteville, Ark.
Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Columbus, Ohio

March 2014
Region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Washington D.C.
Region 6 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Bloomington, Minn.
Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in League City, Texas
Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Salt Lake City
Region 11 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Honolulu
Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced
SPJ surveys: Reporters say PIO controls getting worse
SPJ President David Cuillier to address U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee about FOIA issues

February 2014
SPJ cautiously supports DOJ’s latest regulations about acquiring news organizations’ records
NAHJ to join SPJ, RTDNA for another Excellence in Journalism conference
SPJ’s FOI committee restructures the Black Hole Award

January 2014
SPJ gives Legal Defense Fund grant to Otterbein University student publications

December 2013
SPJ praises New York Court of Appeals’ decision to quash subpoena against Jana Winter

November 2013
SPJ joins amicus brief urging Court to restrict government from punishing speakers in designated fora
SPJ calls on New York Court of Appeals to quash subpoena against Jana Winter

October 2013
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation gives $48,500 for national investigative journalism training program
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation gives $10,000 to For Journalism for data journalism training
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation gives $12,500 for national training program for police and journalists

September 2013
SPJ joins amicus brief opposing Johnson V. New York courtroom restrictions
SPJ joins amicus brief encouraging court to focus on statutory question in Air Wisconsin v. Hoeper
SPJ joins amicus brief urging Court to halt NSA telephone surveillance
SPJ condemns Illinois Circuit Court ruling that reporter Joseph Hosey disclose sources or face jail, fines
SPJ calls on Judge Kinney to rescind order compelling Illinois reporter to name source
Ten SPJ chapters recognized for exceptional programming
SPJ thanks Senate Judiciary Committee for advancing shield law

August 2013
Brian Eckert named SPJ Regional Director of the Year
David Carlson receives Wells Memorial Key, highest SPJ honor
David Cuillier installed as SPJ president
Journalists discuss NSA, federal shield law at Excellence in Journalism
Kai Ryssdal opens Excellence in Journalism 2013 with candid conversation about public radio
DePaul University named SPJ Outstanding Campus Chapter of the Year
Deadline Club, Virginia Pro named SPJ Chapters of the Year
Hugh Bailey receives $75,000 Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing
Three Milwaukee Journal Sentinel staffers receive Pulliam First Amendment Award

July 2013
Human Rights Defense Center receives SPJ First Amendment Award
Seattle Times editor wins SPJ ethics award
Home of newspaper during Revolutionary War named Historic Site in Journalism
SPJ recognizes two members’ contributions with Howard Dubin Award
SPJ recognizes University of Florida Master Lecturer for Distinguished Teaching in Journalism
Two journalists and one organization honored by SPJ with Sunshine Award
SPJ honors Martinez for exceptional service to journalism
SPJ honors Ali Trumbull with Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award
DePaul University professor named outstanding campus adviser
SPJ commends Department of Justice for Report on Review of News Media Policies
Next on Studio SPJ: Excellence in Journalism 2013

June 2013
SPJ calls on Attorney General to uphold government’s own media guidelines

May 2013
SPJ honors Michael Auslen with Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award
SPJ president denounces Connecticut’s attempt to cover up public information about Newtown shootings
News Tribune’s Lewis Kamb and InvestigateWest’s Carol Smith receive SPJ New America Award for investigation of Northwest Detention Center
SPJ president on reintroduction of Shield Law: Let's get it passed
SPJ joins Reporters Committee letter to DOJ
SPJ president condemns government’s seizure of AP phone records
Delaware student wins High School Essay Contest
Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in San Antonio
SPJ announces national Mark of Excellence Award winners
Board approves 3 Legal Defense Fund grants

April 2013
Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in St. Louis
Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in St. Louis
SPJ expresses concern for student media at Central Michigan
SPJ Madison hosts 100th anniversary celebration of Wells Memorial Key, the Society’s highest honor
Community college reverses action on student newspaper; SPJ approves
SPJ joins amicus brief urging oversight of Executive Branch classifications
Announcing the 2012 Sigma Delta Chi Award winners
Region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Norfolk
University of Ky. should release records to journalist, says SPJ president
Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Spokane, Wash.
Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced at Rutgers
Region 6 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Minn.
Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in N.M.
Region 11 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Las Vegas
Winter should not be compelled to reveal sources
Region 12 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Oxford, Miss.
Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Dayton, Ohio

March 2013
SPJ announces winner of 2013 Black Hole Award
Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced
PIOs regularly monitor interviews with government officials, report says
SPJ joins meeting with NCAA about restrictive media credentials
‘Studio SPJ’ to cover the Gun Crisis Reporting Project

February 2013
SPJ letter urges Wyo. governor to support government transparency
SPJ president, president-elect write letter opposing treatment of FAMU journalists

January 2013
SPJ joins amicus brief opposing Va. FOIA residency restrictions

December 2012
‘Studio SPJ’ to feature ‘Reportero’ director Bernardo Ruiz, among others, in first shows of 2013
SPJ Partners with WestPoint Financial Group to Offer Insurance Benefit Programs to Members

November 2012
‘Studio SPJ' to tackle the news generation gap

October 2012
SPJ joins amicus brief supporting court independence
NAHJ to join SPJ, RTDNA for annual Excellence in Journalism conference
SPJ president condemns student-journalist arrests, sends letter to mayor
UW-Eau Claire alumna named SPJ Outstanding Graduate

September 2012
SPJ president writes NYPD police commissioner to address journalist arrests at Occupy Wall Street protests
Sonny Albarado installed as SPJ president
Robert Leger receives Wells Memorial Key, highest SPJ honor
Dana Neuts named SPJ Regional Director of the Year
Sree Sreenivasan, ‘tech evangelist and skeptic,’ brings energy and education to EIJ12 opening night
Northern California Pro, St. Louis Pro named SPJ Chapters of the Year
Nine SPJ chapters recognized for exceptional programming
Home to Arizona’s first newspaper named Historic Site in Journalism
Ithaca College named SPJ Outstanding Campus Chapter of the Year
SPJ joins amicus brief seeking freedom of information in Bradley Manning court martial

August 2012
SPJ recognizes two members’ contributions with Howard Dubin Award
Three organizations honored by SPJ with Sunshine Award
SPJ president asks Red and Black chairman for further action
University of Cincinnati professor named outstanding campus adviser
Mike Hiestand receives SPJ First Amendment Award
Miami Herald staff writer receives Pulliam First Amendment Award
SPJ recognizes strong ethical practices on New Orleans news website
SPJ recognizes high school teacher for Distinguished Teaching in Journalism
SPJ honors two for exceptional service to journalism
SPJ displeased with University of Memphis over student newspaper funding cuts
Sandra Shea receives $75,000 Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing

July 2012
San Diego State student wins First Amendment award

June 2012
SPJ president deplores rough police contact with Reno journalist
NPR’s Richard Gonzales and Uri Berliner receive SPJ New America Award for Hurricane Katrina coverage

May 2012
SPJ president's statement on Oklahoma Pro chapter
SPJ president voices concern over possible removal of college media adviser
SPJ announces winners of the 2012 High School Essay Contest

April 2012
Announcing winners of the 2011 national Mark of Excellence Awards for collegiate journalists
SPJ announces 2011 Region 5 Mark of Excellence Winners
SPJ announces 2011 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Winners
Announcing winners of the 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for journalism
SPJ announces 2011 Region 2 Mark of Excellence Winners
SPJ announces 2011 Region 6 Mark of Excellence Winners
SPJ announces 2011 Region 7 Mark of Excellence Winners
SPJ announces 2011 Region 10 Mark of Excellence Winners
SPJ announces 2011 Region 11 Mark of Excellence Winners
SPJ announces 2011 Region 12 Mark of Excellence Winners

March 2012
SPJ announces 2011 Region 1 Mark of Excellence Winners
SPJ announces 2011 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Winners
SPJ announces 2011 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Winners
SPJ announces 2011 Region 8 Mark of Excellence Winners
SPJ announces ‘winners’ of Black Hole Award
Survey: Journalists Report Impediments by Federal Public Information Officers
SPJ concerned about Stars & Stripes move to Maryland

February 2012
SPJ protests Memphis police’s treatment of photojournalist
Charges dropped against photojournalist arrested while covering Occupy Wall Street

January 2012
SPJ seeks nominations for 2012 Black Hole Award
SPJ joins amicus brief in First Amendment challenge of the Stolen Valor Act
SPJ Legal Defense Fund supports photojournalist Douglas Higginbotham

December 2011
SPJ Ethics Committee releases first in series of position papers

November 2011
Editorial: Arrests of Journalists at 'Occupy' Must Stop
SPJ condemns arrests of journalists at Occupy protests
Public data bank file restored, but with major restrictions
SPJ joins effort to uphold Texas Open Meetings Act

October 2011
SPJ supports Project Vote in freedom of information case
SPJ names Colorado newspaper as Historic Site in Journalism

September 2011
SPJ objects to treatment of Milwaukee photojournalist
SPJ names Brian Eckert Regional Director of the Year
SPJ awards 2011 Wells Key to Al Cross
John Ensslin installed as national SPJ president
Soledad O’Brien and Jeff Fager address Excellence in Journalism Conference
Information on SPJ board approving modest dues increase
Jean Otto, first female SPJ president, has died
Journalism groups object to health officials removing publicly available database

August 2011
SPJ supports student newspaper and editor after University of Kentucky’s heavy-handed action
SPJ honors Mead Loop as Outstanding Campus Adviser
SPJ honors three individuals for extraordinary contributions to journalism
SPJ supports Chicago Tribune in freedom of information case
SPJ honors professional chapter excellence
SPJ honors campus chapters for national and regional excellence
Mark Woods receives $75,000 Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing
SPJ honors Associated Press staff with Pulliam First Amendment Award
Asra Q. Nomani and Barbara Feinman Todd honored with 2011 Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award
SPJ honors one individual and one newspaper for First Amendment Award
SPJ honors three individuals, one newspaper with Sunshine Award

July 2011
SPJ honors Linda Petersen and Rebecca Baker with Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award
SPJ honors Tara Puckey with Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award
SPJ applauds ABC for new checkbook journalism policy
SPJ supports Washington City Paper in SLAPP case
SPJ supports WSJ reporter Jesse Eisinger in New York shield law case

June 2011
SPJ Ethics Committee decries checkbook journalism – again – with news coverage of Casey Anthony
SUNY student awarded First Amendment Award
SPJ names The Working Press staff for the Excellence in Journalism 2011 conference
Minnesota Public Radio News receives SPJ New America Award for Somali coverage

May 2011
SPJ announces winners of the 2011 High School Essay Contest
Announcing winners of the 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for journalism
SPJ concerned over detention of journalist Dorothy Parvaz
Announcing winners of the 2010 national Mark of Excellence Awards for collegiate journalists
SPJ announces 2010 Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award Winners

April 2011
SPJ opposes Ill. law limiting coverage of police conduct
SPJ announces 2010 Region 1 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2010 Region 2 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2010 Region 6 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2010 Region 7 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2010 Region 8 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2010 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2010 Region 10 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2010 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2010 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2010 Region 5 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
Editorial: Where's the transparency Obama promised?

March 2011
SPJ announces 2010 Region 12 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ joins fight for national access to records in Va.
SPJ president urges Maryland senators to amend Bill 740
Cuillier: Utah is 'darkest abyss in the U.S.'
SPJ gives Utah national “Black Hole Award” for egregious anti-transparency law
SPJ reaction to Utah law restricting public records: ‘This is not how democracies function’

February 2011
SPJ signs on to letter requesting greater access to Congressional Research Service reports
SPJ: Remember ethics in wake of fake phone call with Wisconsin governor
SPJ condemns attacks on press in Egypt, tells other governments to take note

January 2011
SPJ supports Mississippi TV station’s fight to air detention center video
SPJ supports Maryland defamation requirements protecting journalists and lawyers
SPJ board of directors votes to retire Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award
SPJ executive committee refers Helen Thomas Award decision to full board of directors

December 2010
SPJ joins amicus brief in Penn. libel case
SPJ joins amicus brief to fight restrictions on N.J. shield law
Journalism and First Amendment groups ask Tarleton State to stop stifling open records
SPJ president urges AP to continue internship programs
SPJ supports Evergreen Freedom Foundation’s battle for public records
SPJ statement on ethical journalism in response to latest WikiLeaks release

November 2010
SPJ supports FCC fight against public access limitations
SPJ condemns attacks on Russian journalists
SPJ names home of anti-slavery publisher as 2011 Historic Site in Journalism
Call for entries announced for SPJ’s annual Sigma Delta Chi Awards in journalism
Call for entries announced for annual Mark of Excellence Awards competition for collegiate journalism

October 2010
SPJ names Regional Director of the year
SPJ board member to speak on PRSA conference panel
SPJ President Hagit Limor’s installation speech
SPJ elects 2010-11 Board of Directors during national convention
SPJ supports NAACP access to Maryland police records
SPJ awards 2010 Wells Key to Irwin Gratz
Hagit Limor installed as SPJ president
SPJ continues fight for federal shield law
New media pioneer Rob Curley discusses hyper-local future of news at SPJ Convention
SPJ sends letter to senators urging vote on federal shield law

September 2010
SPJ to Congress: Delay on shield law hurts the American public
SPJ honors professional chapter excellence
SPJ supports fight against California law restricting free speech
SPJ honors campus chapters for national and regional excellence

August 2010
SPJ honors John Dycus and David Nicklaus with Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Professional Member Awards
New York Times’ Jim Dwyer awarded $75,000 to study Internet’s impact on human rights
SPJ honors Herschel Fink, Carol Rosenberg and David Cuillier with First Amendment Awards
SPJ supports Tennessee United Methodist Communications reporter in fight against subpoena
Richard Hendrickson honored with 2010 Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award
SPJ supports The Denver Post in bid for governor’s phone records
SPJ honors Jenny Unbi You with Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award
SPJ honors four individuals, one newspaper with Sunshine Award
SPJ names three Fellows of the Society
SPJ honors S.C. reporter with Pulliam First Amendment award
SPJ honors Bill Shory with Ethics in Journalism Award
SPJ honors David Perlman with lifetime achievement award
SPJ joins amicus brief supporting National Law Journal in prior restraint case

July 2010
SPJ president to senators: pass the shield law
Editorial: Time to Pass Federal Shield Law
SPJ joins amicus brief in First Amendment case involving Westboro Baptist Church
SPJ calls for unfettered press access stemming from recent incidents in Gulf region
SPJ honors Michele Boyet with Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award

June 2010
SPJ urges Congress to push forward with anti-libel tourism bill
SPJ gives grants for programs that bring the press and the public together
SPJ urges Florida Atlantic University administration to lift threats against student press
SPJ encourages members of Congress to keep fraud records open and whistleblowers safe
SPJ names The Working Press staff for the 2010 National Convention
SPJ announces New America Award winners
SPJ urges government transparency regarding Gulf oil spill

May 2010
Restraining order against Wyoming newspapers is revoked
SPJ condemns censorship of Wyoming newspapers
SPJ announces 2009 Mark of Excellence national winners
SPJ announces 2009 Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
Announcing winners of the 2009 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for journalism

April 2010
SPJ Legal Defense Fund supports travel blogger in libel suit
SPJ announces the winners of the 2010 High School Essay Contest
SPJ Ethics Committee opposes letting sports team cover itself
SPJ joins amicus brief supporting FOI laws in W. Va.
SPJ is outraged by police raid of student newspaper in Virginia
SPJ announces 2009 Region 6 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ concerned over murders of Honduran journalists
SPJ announces 2009 Region 1 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2009 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2009 Region 7 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2009 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2009 Region 10 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2009 Region 12 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ names University of Mississippi 2010 National Historic Site in Journalism

March 2010
SPJ announces 2009 Region 2 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2009 Region 5 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ speaks out against censorship of student newspaper in Wentzville, Mo.
SPJ Ethics Committee condemns major broadcast networks’ practice of “checkbook journalism”
SPJ announces 2009 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ announces 2009 Region 8 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ joins amicus brief supporting Prison Legal News’ FOIA request

February 2010
SPJ supports an amendment that promotes government transparency

January 2010
SPJ calls for an end to violence against journalists in Mexico
SPJ cautions journalists: Report the story, don’t become part of it
SPJ urges Congress to allow open coverage of health care bill discussions
SPJ supports St. Louis reporter Jake Wagman
SPJ urges Illinois court to quash subpoena of former student journalists

December 2009
NBC News' 'checkbook journalism' crossed ethical line
SPJ leaders oppose Ohio bill that bans broadcasting 911 calls
SPJ celebrates passage of shield law bill from committee
SPJ applauds Obama administration’s transparency efforts

November 2009
SPJ supports Fairfield University student newspaper over controversial column
Call for entries announced for SPJ’s New America Award competition
Call for entries announced for annual Mark of Excellence Awards competition for collegiate journalism
Call for entries announced for SPJ’s annual Sigma Delta Chi Awards in journalism
SPJ supports shield law compromise

October 2009
SPJ President criticizes federal shield law changes in editorial
SPJ is outraged by Obama administration changes to shield law bill

September 2009
SPJ encourages Senate Judiciary Committee to move forward with shield bill
SPJ President calls for federal shield law in editorial
SPJ names new executive director
SPJ encourages Committee to move quickly on federal shield law
Rescue of Times journalist incites joy and caution
SPJ Ethics Committee: Hartford Courant Violated Ethical Standards

August 2009
SPJ names Regional Director of the year
SPJ awards 2009 Wells Key to Terry Harper
Kevin Smith installed as SPJ President
Embedded journalists share war stories with SPJ Convention attendees
Roxana Saberi encourages students to pursue journalism goals
SPJ honors campus chapters for excellence
SPJ honors professional chapter excellence
Journalist Roxana Saberi will speak at 2009 SPJ Convention
SPJ leaders send letter supporting journalism professor
SPJ named Minnesota’s Hubbard Broadcasting a National Historic Site in Journalism
Survey of job market for recent J-school graduates to be released this afternoon
Survey of J-school graduates finds slumping job prospects
SPJ leaders oppose Venezuelan government's acts against the press
SPJ is pleased with the pardon and release of journalists Lee and Ling
Columbus Dispatch writers win Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award for reporting on FERPA
SPJ Legal Defense Fund supports student paper's open records lawsuit

July 2009
A letter from SPJ President Dave Aeikens about the Harper Memorial Fund Auction
SPJ honors Andrew Seaman with Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award
SPJ honors Beth Konrad with David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award
SPJ honors Megan J. Peterson with Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award
Civil Rights-era journalist Robert Churchwell honored with Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement
SPJ is saddened to hear of Walter Cronkite's death
SPJ and RTNDA will hold a joint Convention in 2011
Max Branscomb honored with 2009 Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award
SPJ names three Fellows of the Society
SPJ leaders take Shield Law to Capitol Hill July 13-14
SPJ honors publications and journalists with First Amendment Awards
SPJ honors the Project On Government Oversight with the Sunshine Award
Annual convention auction will benefit Terry Harper Memorial Fund

June 2009
SPJ assembles search committee for new executive director
SPJ outraged over 12-year sentence of U.S. journalists Lee and Ling
SPJ executive director Terry Harper passes away after battle with cancer

May 2009
SPJ announces New America Award recipients
SPJ Announces 2008 Mark of Excellence Awards National Winners
Winners of 2009 High School Essay Contest
SPJ celebrating release of Roxana Saberi, held in Iran since January
Ethics Committee: News council should abandon 'virtual hearing'
SPJ joins case supporting open records in West Virginia Supreme Court

April 2009
Announcing 2008 Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
Announcing 2008 Region 7 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
Announcing 2008 Region 10 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
SPJ announces partnership with Helium.com to promote citizen journalism
SPJ calls on North Korea to release Current TV journalists
SPJ opposes reinstatement of Fairness Doctrine
SPJ extends membership benefits for laid-off journalists
SPJ calls on Iran to release journalist, says eight-year sentence is “outrageous”
Announcing winners of the 2008 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for journalism
SPJ demands release of American journalist held in Iran
Announcing 2008 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
Announcing 2008 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
Announcing 2008 Region 11 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
Announcing 2008 Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
Announcing 2008 Region 12 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
Announcing 2008 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
SPJ encouraged after Shield Law passes House, shifts focus to less-certain Senate
2009 SPJ Narrative Writing Workshops locations

March 2009
Announcing 2008 Region 6 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
Announcing 2008 Region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
SPJ pleased at passage of Shield Law bill by House Judiciary Committee
Announcing 2008 Region 8 Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
SPJ joins amicus brief supporting truth as a defense against libel
SPJ member pioneers use of Twitter in federal court
SPJ calls on Iran to release journalist

February 2009
SPJ supports appeal of Prison Legal News to keep records open in Tennessee
SPJ encourages journalists to support Shield Law after introduction in Congress
SPJ applauds efforts of Congress to address libel tourism

January 2009
SPJ applauds President Obama for recognizing importance of open government
SPJ joins amicus brief supporting appeal to open death records at Nebraska mental hospital
SPJ asks members of Congress to hold hearings on restrictive Department of Education rule change

December 2008
SPJ calls on NBC to rectify lack of disclosure of analyst’s conflicts of interest
SPJ supports Wisconsin newspapers’ appeal for access to public information

November 2008
SPJ supports Indiana newspaper in appeal of $1.5 million libel suit
SPJ urges President-elect Obama to continue support for media shield law
SPJ Announces Sponsorship Agreement with Getty Images
SPJ encourages Nevada court to release public records to newspaper
Call for entries announced for annual Sigma Delta Chi and New America Awards in journalism
Saint Paul City Attorney’s Office Requesting Affirmative Contact From Journalists Arrested During Republican National Convention Protests
Call for entries announced for annual Mark of Excellence Awards competition for student journalism

October 2008
SPJ Supports Petition to Supreme Court Asking for Openness in Civil Cases

September 2008
SPJ Supports Gagged California Newspaper Through Amicus Brief
SPJ: Wall Street Bailout Proposal Grants too Much Unchecked Authority to Executive Branch
SPJ Pleased with St. Paul’s Decision to Drop Charges Against Journalists
SPJ Sends Letter to Quinnipiac President Expressing Extreme Concern
SPJ Names Regional Director of the Year
2008 Wells Key Awarded to Bill McCloskey
Dave Aeikens Installed as SPJ President
Scripps CEO: Newspapers Need Less Stenography, More Storytelling
SPJ Urges St. Paul Mayor to Drop All Charges
SPJ Concerned Over RNC and DNC Arrests
SPJ Ethics Committee Highlights Journalism Highs and Lows From Past Year

August 2008
SPJ honors professional chapter excellence
SPJ honors campus chapters for excellence
Detroit Free Press writers to receive Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award for reporting on mayor
Groups express concern over media’s partnerships with health organizations
SPJ honors Kathleen Wickham with David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award
SPJ honors Breanne Coats with Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award
SPJ honors two with Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Professional Member Award
SPJ honors Elvia Malagon with Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award
Atlanta Journal-Constitution writer awarded $75,000 to investigate media’s role in war
SPJ leaders: Opponents to shield law off target
SPJ names three Fellows of the Society
SPJ Honors Lydia Chavez with Distinguished Teaching Award
Caryl Rivers Honored with Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement
SPJ honors Glen Mabie with Ethics in Journalism Award
SPJ honors acclaimed writer, Illinois center with First Amendment awards
SPJ Honors Robert Faturechi, Teri Henning and Laurie Roberts with Sunshine Awards

July 2008
SPJ disappointed that shield law stalls in Senate
SPJ leaders call for public action in Senate push
SPJ leaders take Shield Law case to the Hill
SPJ leaders: Dick Morris just doesn't get it

June 2008
SPJ to host Narrative Writing Workshop in Richmond, Va.
SPJ leaders express disappointment in First Amendment violation in Miami
SPJ mourns the death of Tim Russert
SPJ to host Citizen Journalism Academy in Los Angeles
SPJ to host Ethnic Media Training in Idaho
SPJ leaders appalled by Pennsylvania court action
SPJ signs letter of support to protect whistleblowers

May 2008
SPJ leaders say latest grand jury order demonstrates need for federal shield law
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation seeking nominations for the $75,000 Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Seeks Nominations for the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award
SPJ to host Citizen Journalism Academy in Greensboro, N.C.
SPJ announces 2008 High School Essay Contest scholarship winners
SPJ announces recipients of the 2007 New America Award
SPJ Announces 2007 Mark of Excellence Award National Winners
Letter to Ban Ki Moon regarding the denial of press credentials to the journalists of Taiwan
SPJ announces Sigma Delta Chi Award winner for TV Feature Reporting (Network/Top 25 Markets) Category
SPJ to host Narrative Writing Workshop in Gainesville, Fla.
SPJ to host Narrative Writing Workshop in Houston
SPJ leaders express concern over Pentagon’s military domestic propaganda operation
SPJ to launch Citizen Journalism Academy in Chicago

April 2008
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 1 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
Chamberlin wins FOI Award from SPJ, NFOIC
SPJ appoints Amy Green to Freelance Committee Chairwoman post
SPJ to host Narrative Writing Workshop in Des Moines, Iowa
SPJ leaders pleased with Democratic hopefuls’ support of a federal shield law
SPJ Announces the 2007 Sigma Delta Chi Award Winners
SPJ leaders pleased with Sen. John McCain’s support of a federal shield law
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ leaders second Phoenix chapter in condemning editor’s use of racial slur
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 5 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 7 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ leaders urge Bush Administration, Department of Justice to forego shield law legislation opposition

March 2008
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 2 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 6 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 8 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 10 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 12 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ to host Narrative Writing Workshop in San Jose
Leaders of the Society of Professional Journalists appoint Scott Maben to national board
SPJ Announces 2007 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
Letter to NBA Commissioner David Stern regarding Dallas Mavericks media policy
SPJ sends letter of protest after NBA ownerbans bloggers from locker room
SPJ leaders sign amicus brief in support of former USA Today reporter
Society of Professional Journalists Chapter Expresses Grave Concern Over Cutbacks at MediaNews Papers in Northern California--Calls for Greater Accountability for Effects on News Coverage
Society of Professional Journalists pleased over judge’s ruling in WikiLeaks case

February 2008
Society of Professional Journalists signs amicus brief in support of Web site
SPJ leaders: Latest contempt ruling demonstrates need for federal shield law
SPJ announces 2008 Narrative Writing Workshops sites
SPJ signs letter opposing Bush Administration’s attempt to shift critical FOIA funds to Department Of Justice

January 2008
Letter of support to Montclarion editors and staff
SPJ leaders send letter of support to Montclarion editors amid SGA freezing paper’s funding
Postmark deadline approaching for Sigma Delta Chi Awards competition
SPJ leaders praise adoption of Utah shield rule
SPJ effort leads to improved prison access
SPJ-endorsed letter grants increased space to print news reporters in Capitol Visitors Center
Entry deadline approaching for SPJ’s annual student Mark of Excellence Awards
SPJ leaders pleased over FOIA bill signing

December 2007
SPJ leaders commend passage of amended FOIA bill in House
SPJ leaders commend passage of amended FOIA bill, hope House will take similar steps
SPJ leaders call Minnesota Police Department’s administrative subpoenaof reporter phone records an abuse of public power
58th Annual Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Awards Call for Entries
SPJ leaders endorse letter supporting Presidential Records Act Amendments of 2007
Call for entries announced for SPJ’s New America Award

November 2007
SPJ Sunshine Network to identify FOI problems, candidate positions for 2008
Call for entries announced for annual Sigma Delta Chi Awards competition
SPJ signs letter opposing Senate Agriculture Committee’s attempt to keep livestock information secret
Call for entries announced for annual Mark of Excellence Awards competition
SPJ leaders applaud chapter advocacy efforts
Society of Professional Journalists leaders send letter to Utah judge, ask that reporter contempt charge be dismissed
SDX Foundation gives $20,000 to Oakland journalism collaboration

October 2007
Society of Professional Journalists, National Arab American Journalists Association join forces
Letter to 5th District Judge James Shumate regarding KUTV Reporter Katie Baker
Society of Professional Journalists signs letter opposing Department of Interior commercial filming proposal
SPJ leaders call FEMA-staged news briefing an abuse of public trust
Denver Press Club Designated Historic Site in Journalism
SPJ President, National FOI Chairman issue letter to Pennsylvania lawmakers to oppose state's open records bill
SPJ leaders call arrests of Village Voice Media executives ridiculous, unnecessary
SPJ commends Commercial Appeal journalists for stance against news sponsorship
SPJ leaders praise House Representatives for passing the Free Flow of Information Act of 2007
SPJ leaders commend House vote of H.R. 2102, call upon representatives’ support for passing
SPJ President Christine Tatum announces personal awards
Bay Area Media Collaborate to Continue Slain Journalist’s Investigative Work Into Your Black Muslim Bakery
Entangled journalists discuss ethical implications of Scooter Libby trial, CIA leak
Former White House press secretaries discuss a day in the life
Media Bloggers Association president addresses changes to media landscape
Washington Post editor speaks about future of the news business
NBC News president to discuss Virginia Tech massacre
Watergate legends discuss historical media event during 2007 SPJ convention
Society of Professional Journalists names Ron Sylvester Regional Director of the Year
SPJ honors Betsy F. Ashton with 2007 Wells Memorial Key Award
U.S. Comptroller urges journalists to report numbers with greater clarity, transparency
Baghdad bureau chief discusses war during Q&A with veteran press corps reporter Helen Thomas
Panel debates need for federal shield law that would protect journalists, sources
White House press reporters debunk lap dog myth
USA Today editor says journalists must teach public about the duty of the press
SPJ leaders elated over federal shield law’s passing by Senate Judiciary Committee
Sen. Cornyn urges journalists to help in passing a strong federal shield law

September 2007
Peoples’ rights, taxes to be discussed during the 2007 SPJ National Convention & Journalism Conference
SPJ announces additional winner in the 2006 Sigma Delta Chi Awards
Former White House press secretaries to discuss their experiences at the 2007 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference
Reception, Auction to kick off 2007 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference
Society of Professional Journalists honors campus chapters for excellence
Society of Professional Journalists honors professional chapter excellence
SPJ to host panel on federal shield law
Duke Cunningham case to be discussed during 2007 SPJ Convention & Journalism Conference
SPJ honors John Seigenthaler with First Amendment award
SPJ Honors The Seattle Times, The Connecticut Network and Bill Chamberlin With Sunshine Awards
Woodward, Bernstein to discuss Watergate
SPJ Honors Rick Brunson with David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award
SPJ Honors Ralph Izard With Distinguished Teaching Award
SPJ honors Ashlee Clark with Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award
SPJ honors Claudia Peschiutta with Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Professional Member Award
SPJ names four fellows of the Society
Chuck Stone Honored With Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award
Media blogging expert to discuss relationships between journalists, bloggers at the 2007 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference
Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie to discuss the future of the news business
Joe Adams to receive Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award
Chicago Sun-Times columnist Robert Novak to discuss CIA leak, Scooter Libby trial

August 2007
Detroit Free Press writer awarded $75,000 Pulliam Editorial Fellowship
SPJ leaders encourage journalists to cover sponsor logos on NFL media vests
SPJ decides against signing National Geographic amicus brief
Northern California Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists Mourns Loss Of Chauncey Bailey
SPJ signs onto an amicus brief in support of David Paul Hammer (Hammer vs. Ashcroft)
SPJ commends Senate for passing OPEN Government Act
SPJ commends committee’s approval of Federal Shield Law

July 2007
SPJ leaders urge NFL, sponsors to uphold journalistic integrity

June 2007
SPJ signs on to an amicus brief in support of National Geographic in Faulkner v. National Geographic Society
SPJ leaders respond to MSNBC.com’s investigative report concerning journalists’ political contributions, offers journalism ethics resources
SPJ Supports S. 595, the Toxic Right -to-Know Protection Act
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Seeks Nominations for the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award

May 2007
SPJ unmasks Kyl as 'Senator Secrecy'
SPJ announces recipients of the 2006 New America Award
SPJ announces 2007 high school essay contest scholarship winners
SPJ Announces 2006 Mark of Excellence Award National Winners
Letter to The Honorable Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary General of the United Nations
57th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards 2006 Winners Named
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award Winners

April 2007
SPJ announces narrative writing workshops for journalists in San Diego, Columbia, S.C. and Denver
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 5 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
Finalists named in 57th annual Green Eyeshade Awards
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 1 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 7 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces the 2006 Sigma Delta Chi Award Winners
Josh Wolf freed from federal prison, SPJ leaders are pleased
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 2 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 8 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 12 Mark of Excellence Award Winners

March 2007
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 10 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2006 Region 6 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ letter praises Sen. Susan Garrett for Senate Bill 729 introduction
SPJ Legal Defense Fund grant aids photographer’s defense
Letter to Susan Garrett, Re: Senate Bill 729

February 2007
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Announces the $75,000 Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing
SPJ urges Connecticut officials to drop charges against photographer
SPJ defends jailed journalist at rally [Updated 2/7/07]
SPJ defends jailed journalist at rally
SPJ Briefs: Army drops Olson subpoena

January 2007
SPJ, Student Press Law Center partner to support Grambling State journalism students
FOI Alert: Journalist objects to testifying before military tribunal
Letter to U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Dubik Supporting Sarah Olson
SPJ Briefs: SPJ Helps Fight for Access [UPDATED 1/9/07]
SPJ blog praised by U.S. News & World Report

December 2006
Call for entries announced for annual Sigma Delta Chi Awards competition
Letter to Senators Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell, RE: Bipartisan Caucuses
Society of Professional Journalists to perform a unique, new public service
Remarks to Federal Communications Commission, Nashville, Tenn.
Society of Professional Journalists president-elect offers public comment at FCC hearing

November 2006
Congratulatory letter to Representative John Yarmuth
Congratulatory letter to Senator James Webb

October 2006
Letter to Rep. Duncan Hunter regarding CNN punishment
SPJ urges Rep. Duncan Hunter to withdraw his Pentagon request to punish CNN
SPJ encourages Knoxville News Sentinel to fight reporter suspension from UT

September 2006
SPJ Briefs: Let the Sun Shine in
SPJ Briefs: Wolf trapped — again
SPJ outraged by pretexting practice,unauthorized invasion of journalists’ privacy
SPJ pleased with Prof. Karen Bosley’s reinstatement to faculty adviser position

August 2006
Freelance journalist Wolf released on bail
SPJ applauds California lawmakers for upholding a free campus press
SPJ supports release of Paul Salopek
FOI Alert: Indiana Supreme Court Asked to Review Serial Meetings Abuse Case
FOI ALERT: Whois Database: Critical Public Access to Web Domains
SPJ Inducts 2006-07 Officers
SPJ honors Fred Brown with Wells Memorial Key award
SPJ names Carl Corry regional director of the year
SPJ awards $30,000 to defend jailed independent journalist
L.A. Times writer wins $75,000 Pulliam Editorial Fellowship
SPJ applauds federal judge’s ruling in warrantless surveillance program
SPJ condemns ruling to force San Francisco reporters to divulge sources
SPJ honors Miguel Morales, Kevin Mimms and The Campus Ledger staff with First Amendment Award
SPJ honors Santa Barbara journalists with Ethics Awards
Mirage Tavern investigation to be revisited during the 2006 SPJ National Convention & Journalism Conference
SPJ Honors Renée DeLuca with Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award
SPJ honors Emil Dansker with Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Professional Member Award
Terry Francke, Peter Scheer, the California First Amendment Coalition to receive Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award
SPJ Honors Allan M. Siegal with Ethics in Journalism Award
SPJ Honors Ryan Nees, Nancy Conway and John Hughes With Sunshine Awards
SPJ honors Tom Curley with First Amendment award
SPJ honors chapter excellence
SPJ Honors Gene Murray With Distinguished Teaching Award
SPJ names three fellows of the Society
Stan Chambers Honored With Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award
SPJ to offer Half-Day Training Workshops in Chicago

July 2006
Under pressure from SPJ, Federal Emergency Management Agency revamps media relations policy
2006 SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference to be hosted in Chicago, Keynote Address by Bill Kurtis
California freelancer receives Legal Defense Fund grant
Letter to David R. Paulison, Director, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Governments may restrict access to birth records
SPJ announces Narrative Writing Workshops in Missoula, Mont.

June 2006
Government out of line in condemning press that reported on surveillance activities
SPJ president commends news organizations’ decision to expose secret banking surveillance activities
Letter to Sheriff Michael Hunt
Media Expulsion From Guantanamo After Suicides Inappropriate, Counterproductive
SPJ Letter to Kansas City Royals and Commissioner Bud Selig Urges Reinstatement of Radio Personalities’ Credentials
SPJ announces recipients of the 2005 New America Award
Letter to UN Secretary General, Kofi A. Annan

May 2006
SPJ drafts statement to designate student media as public forums
SPJ Announces 2005 Mark of Excellence Award National Winners
SPJ recognizes the 2005 Green Eyeshade Award“Best of” recipients
Letter to Sens. Bill Frist, Harry Reid and Trent Lott: Re: Broadcast Equity
SPJ Gives Support to Federal Shield Law Legislation
Government tracking of reporters’ calls “outrageous, frightening”
SPJ announces 2006 high school essay contest scholarship winners
Letter to Gov. Mike Huckabee, Re: The Arkansas Times Exclusion
SPJ releases findings from Ocean County College Task Force report
SPJ announces narrative writing workshops for journalists in Atlanta, St. Louis
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 8 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 9 Mark of Excellence Award Winners

April 2006
SPJ condemns careless use of video news releases
Ethics Week Web site provides resources, activities to guide responsible journalism
SPJ Announces the 2005 Green Eyeshade Award Recipients
SPJ Announces the 2005 Sigma Delta Chi Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 3 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 4 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 7 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces Narrative Writing Workshops
Private Campus Police Records Opened By Georgia Legislature
SPJ Letter Campaign Urges NFL to Reverse Camera Ban
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 11 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 1 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 2 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 12 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 6 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 10 Mark of Excellence Award Winners

March 2006
Minnesota Governor Seeks to Limit Access to Public Records
SPJ Announces 2005 Region 5 Mark of Excellence Award Winners
SPJ Announces Regional Conference Details For Journalists in Indiana, Illinois, Kentucky
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Announces the $75,000 Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing
Public Access to Vital Records Threatened by Terrorism Prevention Act

February 2006
Student Journalists Compromised By Supreme Court's Decision
Attack on Mexican Newspaper Causes Alarm
Danish Cartoon Coverage Should Be Guided By SPJ Code of Ethics
Sigma Delta Chi Awards Contest Deadline Approaching

January 2006
Society of Professional Journalists calls for national debate on sale of Knight Ridder newspapers
SPJ joins in calling for Jill Carroll’s safe return

December 2005
Adviser’s contract termination causes concern
Society of Professional Journalists criticizes radio station’s sale of naming rights
Knightstown's secret insurance settlement examined by Indiana appellate court
SPJ denounces Pentagon’s use of canned news in Iraq

November 2005
SPJ condemns high school newspaper censorship in Tennessee
Senate seeks to create cradle-to-grave exemption
2005 SPJ National Convention Resolutions
EPA seeks to cut off information about pollution

October 2005
SPJ selects 2005-2006 leaders
McKerral Awarded Journalism Group’s Highest Honor
SPJ president urges ethical behavior in newsrooms
Sinclair should be ashamed of suit against journalist it fired
SPJ Honors Molly McDonough Carson and Elizabeth Kelly Klay with Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award
SPJ Honors Lisa Birkley with 2005 Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award
SPJ honors three as Fellows of the Society of Professional Journalists
SPJ honors Alan Walden with lifetime achievement award
SPJ Honors Trish Hartman with 2005 Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award
Judith Miller to speak at SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference
Panelists to discuss coverage of Hurricane Katrina
SPJ awards diversity outreach leadership grants
First Amendment Expert Wants to Know What You Think: Journalists Join Las Vegans to Discuss the News Media

September 2005
SPJ applauds release of Judith Miller
SPJ and SDX Foundation step up to provide assistance to students displaced by Katrina

August 2005
New Pulliam Editorial Fellow to research mystery of Kennewick Man
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT SIGMA DELTA CHI FOUNDATION: DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
SPJ Leads: More on a shield law, Favorite headlines, First Amendment award recipient
Kate Martin and the Center for National Security Studies to receive Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award
SPJ Joins in Criticism of Editorial Cartoon
Employment Opportunity at SPJ: Domain Administrator
SPJ Statement on the Case of Ching Cheong
SPJ Condemns Russian Action against ABC
SPJ Statement on Haiti

July 2005
The Case for a Federal Shield Law
Help SPJ Raise Support for a Federal Shield Law
Statement from the Society of Professional Journalists on Miller and Cooper cases

June 2005
SPJ disappointed by Supreme Court failure to hear Miller and Cooper cases
SPJ disappointed in Hosty v. Carter ruling
SPJ announces winners of new national award honoring collaborative public service journalism by ethnic and mainstream news media
Georgia Supreme Court Ends Mercer Lawsuit Over Private College Police Records
SPJ statement on detention of Hong Kong journalist Ching Cheong
SPJ Announces 2004 Mark of Excellence National Winners
Information About Running for SPJ Board of Directors

May 2005
2005 High School Essay Contest Scholarship Winners
SPJ protests United Nations denial of accreditation for Taiwan journalists
Georgia Public Broadcasting's Susanna Capelouto is Overall Winner of the 55th Green Eyeshade Awards
SPJ Announces the 2004 Green Eyeshade Award Recipients
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation awards $217,000 in grants to improve journalism
SPJ task force investigates Marquette

April 2005
SPJ Announces the 2004 Sigma Delta Chi Award Winners
SPJ Announces the 2004 Green Eyeshade Award Finalists
SPJ Leads: Birthday celebration, New chapters starting, Free trips!
Schieffer shares knowledge with Maryland students and faculty
Partnership helps SPJ campus chapter succeed
SPJ names California’s KTLA a historic site
Journalism initiative benefitting rural areas
Ethics Week programs to focus on responsible journalistic practices

March 2005
An American Freedom Threatened
SPJ Joins Call for Federal Shield Law Legislation
SPJ's Legal Defense Fund to receive donation from Wakefield Defense Fund
SPJ Extends Entry Deadline for New America Award to March 15, 2005

February 2005
Free Press Takes Hit With Recent Court Rulings
SPJ Seeking Nominees for New Award Honoring Collaboration Between Ethnic and Mainstream News Organizations
SPJ task force to investigate adviser dismissal at Marquette University
Ruth Ann Harnisch joins board of directors of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation
SPJ donates $1,000 toward student’s fight

January 2005
Buying News: The Federal Government and Armstrong Williams
 SPJ responds to report on CBS News 60 Minutes’ coverage of Bush Guard Service

December 2004
Beverly Kees Fund for Journalism Established to Perpetuate Her Work
SPJ concerned over Taricani sentencing
SPJ condemns military subpoena in Air Force rape story

November 2004
SPJ supports journalist's decision to keep source confidential
Charges dropped against BYU student following SPJ intervention
SPJ: Gutting Disclosure Provisions for Top U.S. Officials is Bad Idea
SPJ asks that charges be dropped against North Carolina reporter
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation grants National Conference of Editorial Writers Foundation $100,000 for Minority Writers Seminars
The Society of Professional Journalists Calls for Open Media Access tothe Election Process
South Florida Chapter outraged at the Palm Beach County Election Supervisor.

October 2004
SPJ Supports Sinclair Washington Bureau Chief's Courageous Stand
Irwin Gratz installed as president of Society of Professional Journalists
Todd Gillman elected to lead Sigma Delta Chi Foundation
2004 SPJ Convention Resolutions

September 2004
2004 Pulliam Editorial Fellow to research role of megachurches
CBS embarrassment illustrates the dangers of anonymous sources
Society of Professional Journalists and Bloomberg Launch Training Program for Reporters
SPJ Recognizes Outstanding Members and Chapters at National Convention
SPJ Honors Dr. Steven Pasternack with Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award
SPJ Names Dr. George Keeler as the 2004 David L. Eshelman Outstanding Adviser
SPJ Names the 2004 Fellows of the Society
SPJ Honors First Amendment and Sunshine Award Winners
SPJ Names Patrick Grzanka as 2004 Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate
Brokaw Named Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
Marquand Awarded Wells Key, Society’s Highest Honor
SPJ Announces the 2003 Mark of Excellence National Award Winners

August 2004
Miami Court Reporter Selected for Pulliam First Amendment Award
SPJ calls judge’s decision detrimental to newsgathering process
SPJ Applauds Department of Education Ruling in re Campus Rape Victims Identifying Attackers to the Media
Matthew Winkler joins board of directors of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation of the Society of Professional Journalists

July 2004
SPJ News Commentary: Think `news value’ when considering coverage
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation awards nearly $167,000 in grants to promote journalism

June 2004
2004 High School Essay Contest Scholarship Winners
2003 Mark of Excellence Regional Award Winners
SPJ Announces 2003 Mark of Excellence National Finalists
SPJ asks transit authority not to ban photography and videotaping
Message from the President

May 2004
Newspaper Adviser’s Removal Prompts SPJ Task Force Investigation
SPJ calls for investigation of charges made by journalists

April 2004
SPJ Announces Recipients of 2003 Sigma Delta Chi Awards
54th Annual Green Eyeshade Excellence in Journalism Award Winners
SPJ says Scalia should not limit journalists’ coverage of his public appearances
SPJ calls on journalists to assist Wakefield

March 2004
54th Annual Green Eyeshade Awards Finalists
SPJ objects to bogus news reports and their use by TV newsrooms
Virginia House Votes to Exempt Itself from FOI Act

January 2004
Judge orders private university to release police records
What if they had voted? SPJ conducts its own $87 billion voice vote on Iraq spending

December 2003
Secret Settlement Undermines Public’s Right to Know Says SPJ

November 2003
SPJ Condemns $87 Billion Voice Vote; FOI Committee Seeks Each Senator's Stand on Iraqi Appropriation
SPJ calls on news media to maintain clear separation of news and advertising

October 2003
Disturbing Trend, or Widespread policy?
SPJ Mourns Loss of Goodykoontz
CONCEALED WEAPONS WITH CONCEALED PERMITS?

September 2003
McKerral Takes Reins of National Journalism Organization
SPJ Announces National Mark of Excellence Awards Winners
Ashcroft speeches should be more accessible to the public and media
SPJ honors the late Indiana Gov. Frank O'Bannon
Coverage of war in Iraq to highlight opening session of SPJ National Convention
Author and columnist Carl Hiaasen to speak at SPJ National Convention
CNN International Networks president to speak at SPJ National Convention

August 2003
A New Version of SLAPP -- Lawsuit Could Chill Reporter-Source Relations
SPJ pushes for open hearings in Enron case
San Francisco Chronicle Reporter Wins Pulliam First Amendment Award
Pulliam Editorial Fellowship Winner to Study Worldwide Effects of the War in Iraq

July 2003
SPJ urges Democratic Republic of Congo to overturn sentence against journalist
SPJ Supports First Amendment Rights of Cartoonist Michael Ramirez
SPJ Calls on Indonesia to Release Journalist and Ease Press Restrictions
2003 SPJ convention interns announced

June 2003
SPJ calls on occupiers of Iraq to avoid censorship
SPJ calls for immediate extension of Visa Waiver Program to journalists

May 2003
Flag Desecration Amendment and Cameras in Federal Courts
SPJ Announces National Mark of Excellence Awards Finalists for Outstanding Student Journalism
Ethics, not ethnicity, at heart of Blair plagiarism accusations, SPJ says
Open Government Hall of Fame Inducts First Honorees
In the wake of ethical violations, SPJ calls for public dialogue
SPJ calls for additional hearings on media ownership rules
Salt Lake reporters cross ethical boundaries

April 2003
SPJ Announces Recipients of 2002 Sigma Delta Chi Awards
SPJ Ethics Week generates discussions about journalistic decision making
Comments sought on new critical infrastructure rules
SPJ Ethics Code misapplied by shareholder
SPJ announces 53rd Annual Green Eyeshade Awards Winners
First American journalist dies in Iraq
HIPAA Medical Privacy Regulations Go Into Effect April 14: Are You Ready?
SPJ applauds Supreme Court’s release of audio tapes in affirmative action cases
Keep Lines of Communication with Media in Chesapeake Open Says SPJ

March 2003
SPJ urges New York Stock Exchange to reconsider Al-Jazeera credentials
SPJ Announces 53rd Annual Green Eyeshade Awards Finalists
Children’s Online Protection Act of 1998: Internet Censorship Law Loses Again in Court
SPJ resource helps reporters navigate the Geneva Conventions
“Critical Infrastructure” Exemption: Senators Try to Plug FOIA Hole in 2002 Homeland Security Act

February 2003
Charge against Arizona reporter has chilling effect on newsgathering process
Keep Lines of Communication with Police in Minneapolis Open Says SPJ
SPJ Turns the Tables on Tim Russert

January 2003
SPJ discourages restrictions at Maine rallies

December 2002
SPJ urges Hong Kong government to back away from threats to press freedom
Journalism Coalition Seeks Open and Independent Reporting of Military Campaigns
Utah attacks First Amendment ideals by pursuing former student, says SPJ
SPJ Task Force Recommends Creation of Publications Board at Southern Utah University

November 2002
SPJ supports student editor at the University of Miami
Utah Supreme Court Rules Criminal Libel Statute Unconstitutional
Homeland Security Bill Compromises Federal FOI Act
SDX Foundation funds upcoming “Watchdog” training programs for journalists
Republican Senate Could Mean Trouble For FOI; Florida Voters Stand Up For Sunshine

October 2002
“Official Secrets Act” Dead for 2002; House Committee Moves to Restore Presidential Records Act
SPJ Honors Marcel Dufresne with 2002 Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award
SPJ to examine Southern Utah University’s student newspaper policies
Niederpruem and Grimes awarded Wells Memorial Key, Society’s highest honor

September 2002
SPJ delegates pass resolutions on First Amendment, treatment of sources and more
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation selects new leaders
Society Recognizes Outstanding Members, Chapters at Close of Convention
SPJ selects 2002-2003 leaders
SPJ Announces National Mark of Excellence Awards Winners for Outstanding Student Journalism
Kentucky couple receives SPJ lifetime achievement award
Three journalists named SPJ fellows
Inaugural Speech by SPJ President Robert Leger
SDX Foundation Awards 2002 Pulliam Editorial Fellowship
Expand your contacts and improve your coverage
Chapter's high school education program brings unexpected benefits
Chapter Briefs
SPJ Headlines
College Media Adviser Wins Pulliam First Amendment Award

August 2002
Public invited to join journalists to discuss war coverage during SPJ National Convention
SPJ to roast “Face the Nation” host Bob Schieffer
New Federal Medical Privacy Rules Will Make Journalists’ Job Harder
Stamps honoring female journalists to be released at SPJ National Convention
Nor Cal SPJ wins suit against prison officials
Washington Post editors to speak at SPJ National Convention
SPJ advocates for freedom of information in Hong Kong
Florida High School Student Wins SPJ National Essay Contest

July 2002
Web site’s refusal to accept Sony ads draws ethics commendation from SPJ
Senators reach compromise on FOIA exemption to Homeland Security bill, plan panel vote today
While considering Homeland Security Department, Senate Committee may deliberate a new FOIA exemption
Support one of the Society's most important endeavors: the Legal Defense Fund
Society leaders: 2002-2003 candidate profiles
SPJ Headlines
Chapter Briefs
From Vanessa Leggett to the fall of Enron
Convergence: We're coming together, but where are we going?
SPJ Announces National Mark of Excellence Awards Finalists for Outstanding Student Journalism

June 2002
New SPJ resource available for diversifying news content
SPJ Ethics Committee issues statement on publication of Pearl photos
SPJ asks Massachusetts DOC to drop proposed inmate interview restrictions
Chapter Briefs
SPJ names 2002 Green Eyeshade Winners
Banquet recognizes Pulliam fellow
SPJ Headlines
Regional Wrap-up
Medical journal's reporting commitment serves as an example for others

May 2002
Golf and tennis associations’ background checks for journalists are too intrusive
Court denies attorneys' fees in FOIA settlement; plaintiffs now must win in court to collect fees
PRO CHAPTER HIGHLIGHT COLUMN: Chicago Headline Club
Deadlines for annual reports, award nominations nearing
EKU SPJ chapter pays tribute to slain journalists with candlelight vigil
STUDENT CHAPTER HIGHLIGHT: SPJ University of Maryland Chapter
Senate Bill 1456 threatens public access
IRE and SPJ to Partner on ‘Better Watchdog Workshops’
UT-Tyler offers to reinstate student adviser
‘Pardon the Interruption’ Program Lets Students in on Its Secrets
Eastern Kentucky University SPJ Chapter Pays Tribute to Slain Journalists With Vigil
Chicago Chapter Fights City Press Credentials
Member Input Needed! Help SPJ Focus on Future Initiatives
Deadlines for Annual Reports, Award Nominations Nearing
Society Announces Recipients of 2001 Sigma Delta Chi Awards
Member Input Needed: Note From the Executive Director

April 2002
University Officials Should Explain Why Adviser Was Dismissed - Or Rehire Her
SPJ Asks Israel to Stop Threatening Journalists
Society Helps Fight Ridiculous FEC Rules on Political Candidate Debates
No. 1 complaint of U.S. journalists is lack of training, new national survey says
12 Seats Up for Election on National SPJ Board of Directors
D.C. Pro Chapter to Induct Four to Its Hall of Fame
Society Helps Secure Open Records Victory in New Jersey
Northern California Chapter Honors 14 With FOI Awards
2002 SPJ National Convention: Give Your Reporters More Resources, Tools, Connections
Question-and-Answer Session With the New Executive Director of SPJ, SDX Foundation
Just a VCR Required: Order Project Watchdog Program in a Box

March 2002
What's the Big Deal About The Working Press?
National Press Club awards deadline April 1
SPJ Asks FOI Advocates to Join Fight Against Restrictive Florida Bills
SPJ takes FOI concerns to Congress
New Report on State Anti-access Efforts
Sen. Leahy Calls for New GAO Review of E-FOIA
Submissions For Convention Resolutions Now Being Accepted
Fort Worth Will Whoop It Up for 2002 Convention
Leonard Downie Jr. To Speak At Annual Pulliam Editorial Fellowship Banquet
New Jersey Pros Give PR Professionals The Real Story On Pitching News Items
DePauw University Student Newspaper Turns 150 Years Old
Cleveland Pros Get Glimpse of 'Newspaper of The Future'
SPJ Awards 12 Local Chapters Grants for Programming Events
Staging Project Watchdog Meeting Doesn't Require Rabies Shot
SPJ Joins Legal Action Against Executive Order to Withhold Presidential Records
Your School Could Host SPJ's Ward Neff Internship
Gain Experience, Valuable Professional Network As Staff Member for The Working Press

February 2002
Individuals Should Not Be Allowed to Sue Over FERPA Violations, SPJ Says
SPJ Calls on Members to Honor Pearl, Others Who Have Lost Their Lives
SPJ Grieves Loss of Daniel Pearl
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Creates Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award
SPJ, SDX Foundation Name Terrence G. Harper Executive Director
Voice of America Pulls Reporter Off Air Amid Government Pressure
SPJ: Release Daniel Pearl

January 2002
Quill talks with Vanessa Leggett
Texas Author Finally Released From Prison

December 2001
SPJ Supports High School Newspaper Facing New Content Guidelines
SPJ's Online Job Bank Offers Free Postings for Media Jobs, Internships, Fellowships
Texas Writer Tells ABC She's Not Giving Up Her Fight For First Amendment Rights
SPJ Increases Online Categories in Journalism Awards Contests

November 2001
Groundbreaking Bill Supporting Cameras in Federal Courts Takes First Critical Step
High school newspaper faces possible censorship challenge
Indiana HB 1083 Is An Unprecedented Attack on Open Records
Indiana Legislature Backs Away from HB 1083
SPJ Helps Establish Global Freedom of Expression Rights on the Internet
Journalists Continue Fight for Writer's Release
Bush Order Allows Former Presidents to Withhold Records Scheduled for Disclosure; Congress Holds Hearing, SPJ Cries Foul
President Should Not Control Release of Executive Branch Records, SPJ Says
SPJ, SDX Foundation Executive Director James L. Gray Announces His Resignation

October 2001
Assault Begins on State FOI Laws: Florida SPJ Issues National Call for Help
Bush FOIA Policy Stresses Privacy; New Info Exemption Possible
SPJ Asks Ashcroft Not to Stonewall Requests for Public Information
SPJ-Led Coalition Urges U.S. Government to Help Maintain Free Press in War on Terrorism
Media Should Carefully Weigh Government Requests Regarding Coverage of U.S. War on Terrorism, says SPJ
SPJ Offers Guidelines for Coverage to Counter Ethnic and Religious Profiling
SPJ and Sigma Delta Chi Foundation name 2001-2002 board of directors
SPJ Convention Delegates Pass Three Resolutions On Coverage of America's War on Terrorism
Society Recognizes Outstanding Members, Chapters at Close of Convention
SPJ Awards Wells Memorial Key to Steve Geimann
SPJ Will Honor First Amendment and Sunshine Award Winners
SPJ Names Three Fellows of the Society for 2001
SPJ Names Charles N. Davis the 2001 David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser
SPJ Names Aimee Heckel the 2001 Julie Galvan Outstanding Campus Chapter Member
SPJ Honors Roger Simpson with 2001 Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award
SDX Foundation Honors Longtime Board Member Paul M. Davis
SPJ National Convention: Saturday's Program Highlights
Federal Bureau of Prisons Denies Journalists Permission to Interview Vanessa Leggett
SPJ National Convention: Friday Program Highlights
SPJ National Convention Starts Thursday, Oct. 4, in Seattle/Bellevue, Wash.
SPJ Convention Sessions to Focus on Media Coverage of Sept. 11 Terrorist Attacks
Electronic Access to Federal Case Files Won’t be Free, Immediate or Universal

September 2001
Attorney to Discuss Vanessa Leggett Case at SPJ National Convention
Multi-Media Presentation on Freedom of Expression to open 2001 Convention
SDX Foundation Awards 2001-2002 Pulliam Editorial Fellowship
SPJ Annual Convention Will Go On As Scheduled
SPJ Launches New Web Site
The Press and the Public at Odds: Voicing Grievances Against the News Media
Electoral Reform Commission Suggests Broadcast Curbs
SPJ Convention is on

August 2001
Make a difference — how you can help Vanessa Leggett
Proposed 'Leaks' Legislation Threatens Public Access and Must be Stopped, Says SPJ
Judges Call for Civil Federal Court Info to Go Online; Balk at Putting Most Criminal Case Info on the Web
New “Anti-Leaks” Bill Approaching; Hearing Possible; Bill Could be Re-Incarnation of Bad Legislation Vetoed Last Year
Open the Doors to Leggett Appeal Hearing, Say Journalists
Open the Doors to Leggett Appeal Hearing, Say Journalists
SPJ Gives $12,500 to Fight Texas Case Threatening Freedom of the Press
University of Oregon Backs Down on TV Sports Coverage Restrictions
Republic of Nauru Should Not Ban Journalist From Covering Summit
Private Prison’s Policy Keeps Journalists out of Public Court Hearing
Society Joins Fight Against Outdated Criminal Libel Law

July 2001
University Proposes Unreasonably Restrictive Rules for Sports Coverage
Statement From the Society of Professional Journalists on the Death of Katharine Graham, a Beloved Giant in the Media Industry
SPJ Praises Court's Decision in Critical First Amendment Case on Altered Photographs
Ohio Supreme Court Ducks First Amendment Question on Anonymous Juries
SPJ-led Coalition Prevails in Press Gallery Issue
Organizations Join SPJ's Protest of Senate Plan to Consolidate Press Galleries
SPJ to Senators: Don't Boot Media from Press Galleries

June 2001
Connecticut Opens Records in Public-Private Partnerships; New FOI Resources Available
School Should Drop Charges Against Virginia Reporter
Florida Circuit Court Deals Double-Edged Blow to Public's Right to Know
Nepal should release journalists, honor freedom of speech
State FOI Law Alert: Rollbacks, Updates
SDX Foundation Announces Judges for Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing
Students Win SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards for Outstanding Journalism
Sigma Delta Chi Award-Winning Journalism Available Online
SPJ Urges Ethical Reporting of First Family's Personal Lives

May 2001
SPJ Joins Fight for Public Records in Two Death-Penalty Murder Cases
Cleveland Mayor Excludes The Plain Dealer From News Conference
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Helps Fund New Diversity Fellowship
SPJ Hails Supreme Court Decision in Crucial First Amendment Case
Indiana Lawmakers Should Uphold Governor's Veto of Unprecedented Bill to Revoke Access to Public Records, says SPJ

April 2001
SPJ Names Winners of the 2000 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for Excellence in Journalism
SPJ Expands its Battle Against Florida Law that Restricts Access to All Autopsy Photos
SPJ Joins Legal Battle to Reverse 'Texas Seven' Trial's Gag Order
Indiana Legislators Introduce Bills to Hide Information From the Public, Says SPJ
Major League Baseball Should Stop All Attempts to Control Game Coverage, Says SPJ
Government Official Who Released Pentagon Papers to Speak at Pulliam Fellowship Banquet
Florida's Attempt to Block Release of Autopsy Photos Must be Stopped, Says SPJ

March 2001
Florida Bill Blocking Access to Autopsy Photos a Blow to State Access Laws
New Ohio Study Reports on Open Records Compliance
Kentucky State Students Settle Lawsuit Over Confiscated Yearbooks
Dale Earnhardt Photos Issue: Where To Go
Police Radio Issue Grows
SPJ Helps Montana Student Win Fight Against Subpoena for Unedited Footage
SPJ President Available for Comment on Access Issue Surrounding Earnhardt Autopsy Photos
SPJ Opposes Indiana Legislature’s Attempt to Shield Public Officials’ E-mail, Internet Files
Allow Orlando Sentinel to View Earnhardt Autopsy Photos, Says SPJ
SPJ Helps Win Freedom of Information Case in Oregon

February 2001
Society Denounces Zimbabwe’s Violence Against Journalists
Society Protests Ohio County's Encrypted Dispatching System
Society Fights Court’s Attempt to Withhold Public Information in Murder Trial

January 2001
SPJ Victorious in Texas Open Records Case
Society Calls for Electronic Access to Federal Judicial Records
Society Helps University Yearbook Win Case Against Censorship

December 2000
Medical Privacy Rules Ignore Public's Interest, Media's Role
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Announces 2001 Eugene C. Pulliam Editorial Fellowship Banquet
Society Says Judge Should Reverse Reporters' Fines
Society Asks Supreme Court to Limit Government Agencies' Claims to FOI Act Exemptions

November 2000
Society Challenges Supreme Court to Expand Further its Media Access Policy to Allow Cameras in Courtroom
Society Asks Missoula Officials to Drop Legal Battle Against Student Journalist
SPJ Urges Supreme Court to Allow Cameras to Capture Historic Election Decision
SPJ Ethics Committee Says Hasty Coverage of Election Violated Ethics Code
Society Raises Record Amount for its Legal Defense Fund
Society Files Friend-of-Court Briefs Against Cases That Threaten Newsgathering Process, Public's Right to Know
Society Condemns Terre Haute Penitentiary's Restrictive Media Access Policy
Society Urges Clinton to Veto Legislation That Would Tighten Disclosure of Classified Information

October 2000
SPJ Adopts Accuracy Requirement for Awards Programs
2000-2001 board members take helm of Society and Sigma Delta Chi Foundation at 2000 SPJ National Convention
Society Recognizes Outstanding Chapters, Members at Convention Closing Banquet
Richard Kleeman Wins Wells Memorial Key, Society's Highest Honor
Delegates Pass 13 Resolutions at 2000 SPJ National Conventio
SPJ Honors First Amendment and Sunshine Award Winners
Society Honors Gary Rice with Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award
Society Names Maggan Everidge the Julie Galvan Outstanding Campus Chapter Member
SPJ Awards ‘Fellow of Society’ Honor to Three Journalists
Ohio Governors to Discuss Role of Press in Politics
Society to Honor Pulitzer Prize Winner Friday at National Convention
SPJ Creates Lifetime Achievement Award in Honor of Helen Thomas
SPJ committee to sell war correspondent handbook at 2000 SPJ National Convention
Society of Professional Journalists Takes 2000 National Convention to Columbus, Ohio
SPJ Convention Speakers Include Many Award-winning Journalists
Society of Professional Journalists Takes 2000 National Convention to Columbus, Ohio
SPJ joins The Media Institute in promoting First Amendment campaign
Online resource available for journalists seeking access

September 2000
SPJ settles lawsuit over ethics handbook
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation awards 2000-2001 Pulliam fellowship to Connecticut journalist
SPJ intervention prompts federal officials to drop criminal charges against journalist
SPJ demands FBI discipline agents for posing as journalists

August 2000
SPJ files friend-of-the-court brief to challenge Woods’ swing at First Amendment rights
SPJ announces Mark of Excellence Award winners
SPJ asks federal officials to drop criminal case against journalist
Law enforcement apologies don’t go far enough
Society of Professional Journalists, Sigma Delta Chi dedicate new national headquarters building to Eugene S. Pulliam
Indiana’s highest court to hear Society’s arguments in right of privacy case

July 2000
SPJ denounces legislation aimed at curbing intelligence leaks
Family names new SPJ-SDX Headquarters for Eugene S. Pulliam
SPJ WINS FOI BATTLE IN RELEASE 

June 2000
E-FOIA set high standards; government must now encourage agency compliance
Just what would you give (or give up) for that story?

May 2000
Concern over Taxpayers' 'Bill of Rights:' IRS Records May Become Exempt From FOIA
SPJ Supports Amendment to Disclose Intelligence Spending Information
California Assembly passes prison media interview bill
Public’s right to know about possible chemical accidents would be curtailed under rule.

April 2000
Fairfax Victims’ Card Closer to Reality; SPJ to Continue Monitoring, Discussing

March 2000
MEDIA LOSE ATTEMPT TO OPEN WACO RE-ENACTMENT

February 2000
GRASSROOTS EFFORT BRINGS MORE SUNSHINE TO SAN FRANCISCO

January 2000
Prison Access Update: Florida, Michigan, Virginia, California
DPPA: What It Means to You

December 1999
Medical privacy regulation could hinder reporting

November 1999
Uniform mediation law drafting commission

October 1999
New Prison Rules Would Limit Inmate Access in Florida, Michigan

September 1999
DMV records in danger -- again
California Governor Vetoes Prisoner Interview Bill
Court OK’s Censorship of College Journalists

June 1999
Texas Flirts with Unconstitutional Media Licensing; New Death Row Rules Define

April 1999
Media face pressures in covering breaking news
Privacy in mediation bears close monitoring

January 1999
Urge Senators to keep proceedings in the sunshine

November 1998
Uniform Correction or Clarification of Defamation Act concerns SPJ
SPJ announces sunshine and first amendment awards
Society recognizes work on behalf of first amendment and open records
American journalists call for Serbian freedom of information
Diversity goals fall short says SPJ
SPJ caps dues for two years

October 1998
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation expands funding for journalism education and development
SPJ elects new officers to lead society
SPJ hails campus crime disclosure provisions of Higher Education Act of 1998

September 1998
Constitutional amendment threatens free speech

August 1998
Federal confidentiality laws and open protective service hearings: A potential clash
Pyle named recipient of the SPJ Pulliam Editorial Writing Fellowship
Student journalists receive SPJ awards

June 1998
Press Credibility Study Leaves Journalists With Much to Consider
Paparazzi penalties
Senate poised to vote on flag amendment
The risks of reporting

May 1998
SPJ names new executive director to lead society: Dennis Norris brings ‘experience, energy, enthusiasm’, search chair says

March 1998
Journalism's 1997 Sigma Delta Chi Awards announced
Getting Congress to go online

January 1998
Agency shouldn't circumvent courts to keep records secret
Don't call your food names: Oprah on trial for disparaging beef
SPJ awards programming grants

December 1997
'Hitman' decision a landmark battle

November 1997
Sunshine laws blasted by university president
Society recognizes work on behalf of first amendment and open records

October 1997
Student journalists receive SPJ awards

September 1997
Use of police scanners threatened

August 1997
MPAA fights prior restraint bill in Massachusetts
SPJ announces search for new executive director: Quill editor to become acting executive director during search

July 1997
Congress and courts move on campus crime
Indiana slams records shut in surprise move

May 1997
Indiana Courtroom Coverage
Leadership retreat attendees named

April 1997
SPJ board adds award, adopts budget
Public vs. privatized records, who's winning this war?
1996 Sigma Delta Chi Award Winners

March 1997
Journalism groups support ABC appeal in Food Lion decision
Inmate commentary raises issues of censorship

February 1997
University restricts the media and the public by cancelling broadcast
The time is now
New bill will provide access to campus crime information

January 1997
SPJ programming grant funds distributed
Another one bites the dust ...

December 1996
A state challenge to the Federal Driver's Privacy Protection Act

November 1996
SPJ opens communication lines between broadcast industry and educators
Jailing Journalists
Greater Buffalo SPJ chapter names regional chapter of the year

October 1996
The Communications Decency Act
Dalglish honored with society's highest award
Covering Campus Crime
Students point out benefits of a free press
Media access to inmates shut down
SPJ urges release of jailed Flordia journalist
Society of Professional Journalists Selects 1996 Fellow

September 1996
Congress updates FOIA
Appeals court affirms first amendment rights of reporter
Vines awarded SPJ's highest honor

August 1996
U.S. service department went too far by taking journalists' notes and film
Prohibiting camera access not the answer in O.J. Simpson case
SPJ fellowship winner to study the future of the American family
FBI should stop using journalism as a cover for operations says SPJ

July 1996
Book reviews and the law
CIA ban must be absolute to be effective says SPJ
SPJ criticizes olympic ban on live coverage of news conferences

June 1996
Ethics code endorsement sets stage for vote
SPJ offers training course for new editors
SPJ's response to judges' communications decency act decision
SPJ representative to testify at house open campus police logs hearing

May 1996
House bill not enough to protect journalists
FOI and First Amendment issues headline SPJ board meeting

March 1996
Mark of Excellence winners announced
SPJ broadcasting seminar to be held in Atlanta
Leadership retreat attendess named

February 1996
SPJ joins lawsuit against communications decency act
SPJ President Kelly Hawes expresses discontent over CIA policy
SPJ supports First Amendment rights of New Orleans reporter
SPJ criticizes CIA 'loophole'
SPJ supports decision to stop enforcement of law
Society of Professional Journalists opposes CFR recommendation

January 1996
Recipients of grant program funds announced

December 1995
Balough new SPJ Quill Editor
SPJ applauds Senate's deffeat of flag desecration resolution
Joint operating agreement resolution adopted by SPJ

November 1995
Society passes resolution opposing amendment
Statement by SPJ pres. concerning the ranking of journalists and sources
Society supports efforts to secure release of Christian Science Monitor reporter David Rohde

October 1995
SPJ First Amendment winners announced
Houston hosts SPJ writers workshop
Society tables ethics revision vote
Sons of Ted Scripps to fund new SPJ leadership program

September 1995
SPJ criticizes Judge Lance Ito for turning off courtroom cameras
SPJ Pres. on publication of Unabomber manuscript
Father of 'Project Watchdog,' honored with GM gift
Society of Professional Journalists honors Indiana paper
Postmaster bars inspectors from posing as journalists

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