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October 21, 2021 • General Journalism
Reporters' webinar on covering agroecology stories

Agroecology is a climate solution that can also feed the world, sustainably. Learning from traditional and Indigenous knowledge of agriculture and food systems, agroecology practitioners are increasingly innovating to work with nature in shifting agriculture away from extractive and unsustainable practices toward regenerative models that also cool the climate.

Mongabay is hiring freelancers to cover stories about agroecology for an ongoing series and has assembled a group of experts and practitioners to share what they know about it with reporters interested to start covering this field, for Mongabay or other outlets.

More information: https://mongabay.org/register-for-our-agroecology-webinar-on-october-21/

Contact: Erik Hoffner

Tagged under: Freelancing, International Journalism, Journalism Training, Webinars, Free Events


October 22, 2021 • General Journalism
How op-eds can amplify original voices & engage new communities

There is no shortage of opinions online, so how do news organizations choose the voices they feature on their platforms? How do they differentiate their op-eds from the noisy crowd? Who are these op-eds and guest essays intended to serve? Is their purpose to persuade or to preach to the choir, and how often do they reach the audiences they hope to inform?

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute and a distinguished panel for a discussion of these questions and to learn tips for broadening the voices you feature and the audiences they reach.

Journalists will leave this program better able to:

- Choose voices to feature in ways that differentiate your op-eds from the noisy crowd
- Clarify each op-ed’s purpose, and use persuasive strategies that are most effective
- Identify specific audiences for op-eds and ways to know whether you’ve reached them

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eUHrnF1oQPWMCntO56FWYg

Contact: Julie Moos

Tagged under: Diversity, Journalism Training, Webinars, Free Events


October 26, 2021 • SPJ Community (Freelance)
SPJ Freelance Community board meeting

The SPJ Freelance Community Board meets next on Tuesday, Oct. 26, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. All SPJ members are invited to attend. For login information, email spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com, and please include your membership number (if you know it) in the message. The same address can be used to request access to notes from prior meetings, to suggest an agenda item for the next meeting, or to inquire about anything freelance-related. Thanks for your interest!

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=QiswhcA3oZ-8365392446

Contact: Hilary Niles, Chair

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Ethics, Freelancing, Free Events, SPJ Communities


October 26, 2021 • SPJ Community (International)
The World of Jere Longman

Jere Longman has written about sexual and psychological abuse of young female athletes in various sports during the span of his career, including fencing and synchronized swimming just this year. He has also written about sports and climate change in the wake of Hurricane Ida and plans to do so again in the near future.

Longman notes that he has reported from more than 50 countries, so has plenty of anecdotes and stories to share with our community.

Jeré Longman has been a sports reporter for The New York Times since October 1993, covering a variety of international sports, primarily those of the Olympics.

More information: https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zH2CqnwzQlSRiyH4VroqXQ

Contact: SPJ International Community

Tagged under: International Journalism, Webinars, Free Events


October 27, 2021 • General Journalism
2021 RTDNA Edward R. Murrow Gala

Since 1971, RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards. Among the most prestigious in news, the Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community. Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.

More information: https://rtdna.informz.net/RTDNA/pages/Training

Contact: Tara Puckey

Tagged under: Coronavirus


November 1, 2021 • SPJ National
SPJ is hiring! Application deadline: SPJ Web Administrator

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's largest and most broad-based membership association for journalists. We are dedicated to the preservation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. To accomplish this, SPJ hires smart, energetic individuals who are determined to improve the Society's offerings and operations while also making a name for themselves.

More information: https://www.spj.org/employmentops.asp

Contact: Linda Hall

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Jobs at SPJ


November 5, 2021 - November 7, 2021 • SPJ National
SPJ Future Leaders Academy

Identifying, cultivating and preparing future leaders for SPJ -- that’s why the SPJ Future Leaders Academy was created.

An outgrowth of the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute, whose graduates helped shape today’s SPJ, the live Academy experience offers an opportunity for up-and-coming leaders to learn about the history, programs, and operations of the Society. It offers core training through interactive, meaningful, and practical leadership development experiences with a goal of building confidence, connections, and capacity.

An organization is only as strong as the members and the volunteers that choose to serve as leaders. You can help us make SPJ stronger while boosting your own skills and knowledge.

More information: https://www.spj.org/fla.asp

Contact: Karyn Nishimura Sneath

Tagged under: Ethics, Students, Educators, SPJ Leaders


November 8, 2021 • General Journalism
Is the Freelance Life for Me?

Join us for this panel discussion with seasoned professionals who know the nuts and bolts of freelancing. This program is hosted in partnership with SPJ's Houston chapter and the Sam Houston State University campus chapter.

It is appropriate for college students, early career journalists, and experienced journalists considering a transition away from the newsroom. It will be held via Zoom and registration is required. Go to houston-spj-freelance-life.eventbrite.com to register. If you've ever thought about becoming a freelancer, sign up today!

More information: https://houston-spj-freelance-life.eventbrite.com

Contact: Ruth Nasrullah

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, Students, Journalism Training, Free Events, SPJ Chapters


December 13, 2021 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Fellows of the Society

Fellows of the Society is the highest professional honor awarded by SPJ, for extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism. Nominations are open to anyone in the journalism community. Winners will be honored at the Excellence in Journalism Convention.

More information: https://spj.org/a-fellowsOTS.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Coronavirus, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards



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