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February 25, 2020 • SPJ National
Entry Deadline: Sigma Delta Chi Awards

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards are among the premiere prizes given in the profession, and are unique, because they recognize achievement in all forms of journalism: print, television, radio, graphics, magazines, research, newsletters and online.

More information: http://spj.org/a-sdx.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards, SDX Foundation

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February 25, 2020 • SPJ National
Entry Deadline: SPJ New America Award

SPJ's New America Award honors public service journalism that explores and exposes an issue of importance to immigrant or ethnic communities in the United States.

More information: http://spj.org/a-newamerica.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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February 25, 2020 • Uncategorized
Finding Common Ground on Facts, Fake News and the Media

In a time of intense political division, is it still possible for the public to turn to the media to gain a shared understanding of facts? Common Ground Committee, a nonprofit dedicated to fostering civil public discourse in politics, is honored to partner with the Columbia University School of Journalism to welcome New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman and Fox News correspondent Chris Wallace to an important conversation on the role we all play in moving the country forward through our most explosive era of modern journalism. The event also will be livestreamed for free.

More information: http://commongroundcommittee.org/event/facts-fake-news-the-media/

Contact: Greg Fitzgerald

Tagged under: Free Events

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February 29, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 8)
Google Tools Training, hosted by SPJ Houston Pro

The SPJ Houston Pro chapter is pleased to host a Google Tools Training workshop. We are especially excited to welcome our trainer, Sandra Gonzalez, a former Houston SPJ board member. We welcome you to join us for this free event.

More information: http://www.facebook.com/events/1016265092070622/

Contact: Ruth Nasrullah

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

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March 11, 2020 • General Journalism
Sunshine Week Essay Deadline

The SPJ Houston Pro chapter will celebrate Sunshine Week with an essay contest open to high school juniors and seniors in the greater Houston area. Students must write a 500- to 750-word essay on how a free press helps citizens develop informed opinions about issues. The winner will receive a $50 cash prize, announcement of their win via social media and our newsletter, and a letter of commendation.

More information: http://houstonspj.org

Contact: Ruth Nasrullah

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Students

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March 15, 2020 - March 21, 2020 • General Journalism
Sunshine Week

It's our duty as journalists, and a key mission for SPJ, to shine light into the dark recesses of government secrecy.

More information: http://www.spj.org/sunshineweek.asp

Contact: Jennifer Royer

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism

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March 15, 2020 • General Journalism
Entry Deadline: AGU journalism awards

AGU, the world's largest organization of Earth and space scientists, is accepting nominations for its 2020 journalism awards. AGU plans to award the David Perlman Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-News and the Walter Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism-Features.

More information: http://news.agu.org/press-release/nominations-for-2020-journalism-awards-welcome-through-15-march/

Contact: Nanci Bompey

Tagged under: Journalism Awards

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March 16, 2020 • Uncategorized
Freedom of Information Day

Freedom of Information Day is celebrated on the birthday of James Madison, who is widely regarded as the Father of the Constitution and the foremost advocate for openness in government.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=12diwYAsI9-8417853050

Contact: SPJ HQ

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March 16, 2020 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award

This Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award honors a collegiate journalism educator and recognizes outstanding teaching ability, contributions to journalism, journalism education and contributions toward maintaining the highest standards of the profession.

More information: http://spj.org/a-teaching.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Educators, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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March 16, 2020 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: SPJ Ethics in Journalism Award

The Ethics in Journalism Award honors journalists or news organizations that perform in an outstanding ethical manner demonstrating the ideals of the SPJ Code of Ethics. It also honors especially notable efforts to educate the public on principles embodied in the code or hold journalists ethically accountable for their behavior. Nominations are open. Self-nomination is permitted.

More information: http://spj.org/a-ethics.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Ethics, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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March 16, 2020 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Historic Sites in Journalism Award

The Society's Historic Sites in Journalism program honors the people and places that have played important roles in American journalistic history. The program dates back to 1942.

More information: http://spj.org/a-historicsites.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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March 16, 2020 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: SPJ Sunshine Award

The Sunshine Award recognizes those making important contributions in the area of open government.

More information: http://spj.org/a-sunshine.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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March 20, 2020 - March 21, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 11)
SPJ Region 11 Conference: Hawaii

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=R11AyKl8s-8509965221

Contact: Deb Krol

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Regional Conference

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March 20, 2020 - March 22, 2020 • General Journalism
The Power of Narrative Conference

The Power of Narrative Conference, now in its 22nd year, attracts a mix of veteran practitioners engaged in narrative journalism careers, early career professionals hoping to build narrative skills, and students of the genre. Attendees identify as writers, visual media creators, and audio journalists. They work on every imaginable platform, from newspapers to magazines, books to the web, podcasts to multimedia, sometimes pushing the boundaries with innovative start-ups.

Program Highlights: Over 30 journalists, directors, producers and editors lead three days of lively discussions geared to advance the knowledge of narrative storytellers. Approximately 500 persons attend. Early registration is encouraged. Late registration requests may be waitlisted.

More information: http://www.bu.edu/com/narrative/index.html?utm_source=calendars&utm_medium=groups&utm_campaign=general

Contact: Mark Krumm

Tagged under: Ethics, Diversity, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism

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March 20, 2020 - March 21, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 1)
SPJ Region 1 Conference: Long Island, N.Y.

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=R01Wx2wiu2xo2-8457366168

Contact: Jane Primerano

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Regional Conference

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March 27, 2020 - March 28, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 9)
SPJ Region 9 Conference: Salt Lake City, Utah

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=R09AcLRDAqGjn-8455971365

Contact: Ed Otte

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Regional Conference

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April 1, 2020 • SPJ National
Applications Open: The EIJ News

SPJ is seeking 10 interns for the EIJ News. Interns will cover the Excellence in Journalism conference using a variety of digital approaches (video, social, audio, photos, written stories) that will be published online. Collegiate multimedia journalists are invited to apply for these select positions.

More information: http://spj.org/eijnews.asp

Contact: Bob Butler

Tagged under: Students, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, Excellence in Journalism, EIJ18

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April 3, 2020 - April 4, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 4)
SPJ Region 4 Conference: Columbus, Ohio

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=R04Ax1gfGc-8457365908

Contact: Paul Kostyu

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Regional Conference

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April 3, 2020 - April 4, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 6)
SPJ Region 6 Conference: Bloomington, Minn.

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://midwestjournalism.com

Contact: Joe Radske

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Regional Conference

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April 3, 2020 - April 4, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 5)
SPJ Region 5 Conference: Indianapolis

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=R05ZwLfsanx3-8457365721

Contact: Amy Merrick

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Regional Conference

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April 13, 2020 • Uncategorized
National Freedom of Information Coalition's research paper competition

Do you have research in freedom of information that will make a difference? Then submit your proposal to the National Freedom of Information Coalition's research paper competition for presentation at the Sept. 24-26, 2020, National FOI Summit in Kansas City. Top-three papers will earn cash prizes and be published in the online Journal of Civic Information by the University of Florida's Brechner Center for Freedom of Information.

More information: http://www.nfoic.org/blogs/news-release-nfoic-and-brechner-center-2020-freedom-information-paper-competition-call

Contact: David Cuillier

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Internships/Fellowships/Grants

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April 13, 2020 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award

Each of the Society's campus chapters are encouraged to select one graduate in journalism who is outstanding in his or her class on the basis of character, service to the community, scholarship, proficiency in practical journalism and significant contributions to their SPJ chapter. From this group, the Society's leaders will select one graduate who is considered the most outstanding for national recognition.

More information: http://spj.org/a-galvan.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Students, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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April 13, 2020 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award

Annually, the Society salutes individual members who have made significant contributions to their SPJ chapters. The Award honors Howard Dubin who has shown outstanding membership with his service to the Society. While he contributes great sums of time, energy and money to the national Society, Mr. Dubin continues grassroots service at the chapter level.

More information: http://spj.org/a-dubin.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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April 13, 2020 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: SPJ Wells Memorial Key

Annually, a member who is judged to have served the Society in the most outstanding fashion during the preceding year or over a period of years is presented SPJ's highest honor for a member, the Wells Memorial Key.

More information: http://spj.org/a-wellskey.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, SPJ Leaders

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April 13, 2020 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award

The Outstanding Campus Chapter Adviser Award is presented annually to the person who has made an exceptional contribution to the campus chapter for which he or she serves as SPJ adviser.

More information: http://spj.org/a-eshelman.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Educators, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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April 17, 2020 • SPJ National
SPJ's Birthday

The Society of Professional Journalists was founded 111 years ago as Sigma Delta Chi on the DePauw University campus, Greencastle, Indiana, by a group of 10 students interested in journalism careers and upholding high standards in the profession.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=ZN5bqvyTsc-8417853349

Contact: SPJ HQ

Tagged under: N/A

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April 17, 2020 - April 18, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 12)
SPJ Region 12 Conference: Baton Rouge, La.

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=R12AxDJxp386-8457365369

Contact: Jennifer Ellis

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Regional Conference

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April 18, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 10)
SPJ Region 10 Conference: Seattle

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=R10BEGau8lXoz-8448276067

Contact: Don Meyers

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Regional Conference

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April 24, 2020 - April 25, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 8)
SPJ Region 8 Conference: San Marcos, Texas

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=R08ZDznHPO-8509965216

Contact: Kathryn Jones

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Regional Conference

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