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May 27, 2022 • SPJ National
Deadline: Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award

This award was created to honor Robert Lewis, SPJ President 1985-86, National FOI Chairman 1978-83 and Wells Key Recipient 1980.

From the generosity of the Lewis family, the award is given each year to a student SPJ member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism. The award assists a student with his/her attendance to SPJ's annual convention.

More information: https://www.spj.org/c-grant-dglewis.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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June 1, 2022 • General Journalism
Covering Storms: Staying Safe and Getting the Story

On the first day of hurricane season, get the scoop on safety while covering severe weather. The Houston Pro chapter and the Houston Chronicle are pleased to offer this free panel discussion on Wed., June 1 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Central via Zoom. We have a great roster of weather/environment reporters:

* Mark Schleifstein is an environment reporter for The Times-Picayune | The New Orleans Advocate | NOLA.com. Schleifstein's stories on Hurricane Katrina were among the Times-Picayune's stories honored with 2006 Pulitzer Prizes for Public Service and Breaking News Reporting. He's the co-author of the 2006 book 'Path of Destruction: The Devastation of New Orleans and the Coming Age of Superstorms,' about Katrina. He’s co-author of the award-winning 2002 series, 'Washing Away,' which warned that New Orleans could be flooded by hurricane storm surge.

* Emily Foxhall covers the environment for the Houston Chronicle. She joined the paper in 2015 as a suburban reporter. She has documented the city’s sprawl while playing a key role in the paper's breaking news and enterprise coverage. She was part of the Chronicle team that was named a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for breaking news in 2017 for coverage of Hurricane Harvey. Soon after, she began roaming the state as the Texas Storyteller.

* Matt Lanza is the managing editor of Space City Weather. He is a forecast meteorologist in Houston's energy sector and previously worked as a broadcast meteorologist.

* Jon Shapley has worked as both a staff photographer and a video journalist for the Houston Chronicle. A native Houstonian, he joined the Chronicle in 2015. He previously worked at the NPR affiliate in Austin, as well as monthly magazines in Austin and San Antonio.

More information: https://staying-safe-covering-storms.eventbrite.com

Contact: Ruth Nasrullah

Tagged under: Journalism Training, Free Events

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June 1, 2022 • SPJ Committee
Delegate Task Force Town Hall Session 2

You are invited to attend one of two town hall sessions to discuss the recommendations from the task force. The board will vote on June 4 to decide if the recommendations should be brought to the SPJ convention for a vote by delegates.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEudu-trj0vEtLBzcRzWU8f1-wWMVaQ8Veb

Contact: John Shertzer

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June 8, 2022 • SPJ Community (Freelance)
SPJ Freelance Community Monthly Board Meeting - June

The SPJ Freelance Community board will meet on Wed., June 8, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. EST. All SPJ members are invited to attend. To request Zoom login details or request an agenda item, email spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=gX5NAQlNmK-8356355084

Contact: Hilary Niles

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, SPJ Communities

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June 8, 2022 • SPJ Community (Freelance)
SPJ Freelance Community Monthly Board Meeting - June

The SPJ Freelance Community board will meet on Wed., June 8, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. EST. All SPJ members are invited to attend. To request Zoom login details or request an agenda item, email spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=aKHVBRBYEk-8356355680

Contact: Hilary Niles

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, SPJ Communities

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June 10, 2022 • General Journalism
Facts in a Time of Fiction: Reporting the truth amid lies and disinformation

Journalists have long been charged with sorting fact from fiction through their reporting. But what happens when readers redefine what they see as truth and what they’ll accept as fact?

New York Times writer and author Elizabeth Williamson is among journalists confronting the rampant rise and spread of conspiracy theories through her reporting and research. Her current work has focused around unraveling the targeted misinformation and lies spread after the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting in Newtown, Conn., the surviving families’ lawsuits against Infowars conspiracy theorist Alex Jones, and the election disinformation fueling the Jan. 6, 2021 Capitol attack.

In this instructional program with the National Press Club Journalism Institute, Williamson will share her reporting and research process, along with insights she gained as she connected the dots on how conspiracy theories grow. Williamson, whose critically-acclaimed book “Sandy Hook: An American Tragedy and the Battle for Truth” published this spring, will describe how she threaded together more than 400 interviews, 10,000 pages of court testimony and other records, and on-the-ground reporting to trace a line from conspiracy theories around Sandy Hook to Jan. 6, 2021.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tQ9FWmM4RsyooZfF24VXFw

Contact: Julie Moos

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

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June 20, 2022 • SPJ National
Deadline: Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award

The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation presents the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award to honor a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.

More information: https://www.spj.org/a-pulliam.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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June 20, 2022 • SPJ National
Deadline: Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing

The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship was established to enable a mid-career editorial writer or columnist to have time away from daily responsibilities for study and research. The cash award allows Pulliam Editorial Fellows to:

-- Take courses
-- Pursue independent study
-- Travel
-- Pursue other endeavors that enrich their knowledge of a public interest issue

More information: https://www.spj.org/a-pulliamfellow.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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June 24, 2022 • General Journalism
Faith in Journalism: How news organizations can build trust with religious Americans

More than 75 percent of Americans say religion is an important part of their lives. How do these Americans see themselves and their faith reflected in news coverage? What does reporting on faith get right and wrong? How do editors and reporters think about who they’re reaching with these stories and who they’ve lost? And how might this coverage build trust in journalism among communities who have been historically misrepresented?

Participants will learn:

- How journalists of faith navigate challenges from inside their newsrooms and from inside their faith communities
- Whose faith is centered in coverage and whose is marginalized, mischaracterized, or misunderstood
- Which best practices can help extend our community’s understanding of itself

The program will also surface suggestions for covering people of faith and faith practices in ways that broaden reach and build credible connections in the communities journalists serve.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_umt83gV9RaamMrAVNa5Beg

Contact: Julie Moos

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

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July 10, 2022 - July 14, 2022 • General Journalism
USC Center for Health Journalism National Fellowship

Our country has no shortage of unaddressed health and social welfare issues facing America’s children, youth and families. Which will your reporting illuminate?

USC Annenberg Center for Health Journalism can support you on your dream project. Our call for applications for the 2022 National Fellowship is now open.

Our National Fellowship equips journalists pursuing ambitious stories focused on health equity and child, youth and family well-being with:

- A reporting grant ranging between $2,000 and $10,000
- One week of intensive training and workshops
- Five months of professional mentorship from a veteran journalist

You don’t need to be a health journalist to be considered. Instead, many of our best Fellows wanted to explore how to cover their beats through a health or social welfare equity lens. Click through to our website to learn more!

More information: https://centerforhealthjournalism.org/event/2022-national-fellowship

Contact: Harold Pierce

Tagged under: Journalism Training, Internships/Fellowships/Grants

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July 13, 2022 • SPJ Community (Freelance)
SPJ Freelance Community Monthly Board Meeting - July

The SPJ Freelance Community board will meet on Wed., July 13, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. EST. All SPJ members are invited to attend. To request Zoom login details or request an agenda item, email spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=KIAgdFkVu0-8356354723

Contact: Hilary Niles

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, SPJ Communities

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July 15, 2022 - July 17, 2022 • SPJ Local (Region 1)
SPJ Northeast High School Journalism Institute

The Society of Professional Journalists chapter leaders in the Northeast are launching a high school weekend journalism workshop this summer.

The SPJ Northeast High School Journalism Institute will be held at Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island, on July 15-17. Applications are being accepted now for 16 spots.

Students will be trained by professional journalists and journalism professors in reporting, newswriting, video and audio journalism, and multimedia production. Because Roger Williams is a coastal university, students will cover stories related to the area’s environment, economy and infrastructure. Students will work in teams to generate news stories, photos, videos and audio. This work will be published on a website created for the program.

Rising high school juniors and rising seniors from Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island and Vermont and the eastern half of Pennsylvania are eligible. Journalism experience is preferred but not required.

Students with limited means will be eligible for tuition waivers and free housing, meals and transportation assistance.

“Collaborating with SPJ leaders who care deeply about nurturing the next generation of great storytellers will be a great experience for the students,” said Chris R. Vaccaro, SPJ Northeast Coordinator. “We are looking forward to guiding these students on their journey and are grateful for the partnership with Roger Williams University.”

The cost is $150 per student, which includes housing and meals.

All accepted candidates will be notified by Thursday, April 14.

Participants can expect:

Training from professional journalists and professors
Real-time reporting and hands-on editing
Networking and social experiences with peers and pros
Studying the values and principles of the Society of Professional Journalists
Qualified applications must:

Submit an application: https://bit.ly/3KWOX6e
Have received COVID-19 vaccination
Be able to live in a dormitory on campus
Manage their own travel logistics

More information: https://blogs.spjnetwork.org/region1/2022/01/27/apply-today-spj-region-1-northeast-launches-high-school-journalism-institute/

Contact: Chris Vaccaro

Tagged under: Students, Educators

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August 10, 2022 • SPJ Community (Freelance)
SPJ Freelance Community Monthly Board Meeting - August

The SPJ Freelance Community board will meet on Wed., Aug. 10, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. EST. All SPJ members are invited to attend. To request Zoom login details or request an agenda item, email spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=4qhYZqQPNW-8356354582

Contact: Hilary Niles

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, SPJ Communities

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September 14, 2022 • SPJ Community (Freelance)
SPJ Freelance Community Monthly Board Meeting - September

The SPJ Freelance Community board will meet on Wed., Sept. 14, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. EST. All SPJ members are invited to attend. To request Zoom login details or request an agenda item, email spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=frC8e4sUsH-8356354424

Contact: Hilary Niles

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, SPJ Communities

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October 12, 2022 • SPJ Community (Freelance)
SPJ Freelance Community Monthly Board Meeting - October

The SPJ Freelance Community board will meet on Wed., Oct. 12, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. EST. All SPJ members are invited to attend. To request Zoom login details or request an agenda item, email spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=oQHDuwtYUw-8356354255

Contact: Hilary Niles

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, SPJ Communities, freelance, virtual events for freelancers

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October 27, 2022 - October 30, 2022 • SPJ National
MediaFest22

The Society of Professional Journalists, Associated Collegiate Press and College Media Association are pleased and excited to bring you MediaFest22 at the Grand Hyatt Washington in Washington, D.C., Oct. 27-30.

MediaFest22 is a unique and inspiring journalism convention experience, bringing together professional journalists, student journalists and college media advisers from every area of journalism, from across the country, to our nation’s capital. MediaFest22 brings together SPJ, the most broad-based professional journalism organization in the country, with ACP and CMA, who have partnered for more than 60 years to host one of the most inspiring student and professional media events.

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

Contact: SPJ Communications

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Diversity, Freelancing, International Journalism, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Committees, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards, Excellence in Journalism, SPJ Communities, SDX Foundation, SPJ Leaders, SPJ President

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November 9, 2022 • SPJ Community (Freelance)
SPJ Freelance Community Monthly Board Meeting - November

The SPJ Freelance Community board will meet on Wed., Nov. 9, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. EST. All SPJ members are invited to attend. To request Zoom login details or request an agenda item, email spjfreelancecommunity@gmail.com.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=lAdi84ssJi-8356354054

Contact: Hilary Niles

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, SPJ Communities

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