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September 21, 2020 • General Journalism
Reporting on yourself: How memoir can transform trauma into healing

In a departure from her typical beat as a New York Times journalist, Sarah Maslin Nir has turned her reporter's eye on herself in her new book, 'Horse Crazy, the story of a woman and a world in love with an animal' which upacks her and others' obsession with horses. Nir began riding horses as a two-year-old but it wasn't until she started writing a memoir about her passion that she realized the role they played in helping her heal from trauma.

Nir's memoir, 'Horse Crazy,' describes her coming of age as a young woman, a journalist, and a survivor. 'Without knowing it,' horses have 'been saving me my whole life,' Nir told People magazine. They have even helped her heal from COVID.

Nir will be in conversation with Rukmini Callimachi, a fellow New York Times journalist, Pulitzer Prize finalist, and horse lover.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_HE7oA7r3RAaRvbMA7YjA0A

Contact: Julie Moos

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Webinars, memoir, non-fiction writing

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September 22, 2020 • SPJ Community (International)
#ICTalks: A Conversation With Timothy Myers

It is not uncommon to see journalists enter dangerous or risky situations for the sake of informing the public. The challenge remains for reporters covering the news to find new ways to do their work while staying safe, especially for those covering protests and high-risk subjects. Join the International Community of the Society of Professional Journalists as we talk about this with Timothy Myers, an award-winning Australian cinematographer based in Los Angeles. He is currently nominated for a Kennedy Excellence in Journalism Award for his coverage of the Washington DC protests with foreign correspondent Amelia Brace, where his images of the controversial June 1st clearing of peaceful protesters from Lafayette Square by an overly aggressive Police force, were regarded around the world as a violation of constitutional rights, and an infringement on press freedoms.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/8615985481003/WN_dYUvxfB3RyqRftKZFvDcTw

Contact: Elle Toussi

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freedom of Information, Freelancing, International Journalism, Webinars, Free Events

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September 23, 2020 • General Journalism
Society of Environmental Journalists 30th Anniversary Conference

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in countless ways, including forcing SEJ to postpone our annual conference for the first time in 30 years.

While we've moved the in-person conference in Boise to June 2-6, 2021 (#SEJ2021), our 2020 Virtual Conference (#SEJ2020), September 16, 17, 23 and 30, will convene the SEJ community to investigate environmental angles on the 2020 elections and other timely events, celebrate the winners of the SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment, and preview workshops, tours and panels coming in June.

More information: https://conference.sej.org/registration-details/

Contact: SEJ

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Webinars, Environmental Journalism

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September 25, 2020 • Uncategorized
Gaming Election 2020: Chaos-proof your coverage

The National Press Club Journalism Institute, the National Press Foundation, and the RAND corporation are offering journalists a new way to prepare for the unexpected in Election 2020 news: Gaming your coverage plan.

RAND gamemaster David A. Shlapak will present players with scenarios based on current and likely events, and each team will make coverage decisions, not knowing what the next roll of the dice will bring.

The game will surface journalists' assumptions and test decisions as reporters and editors balance competing goals, commit limited resources, and assess tradeoffs. The game's timeline will begin in September, continue through Election Day, and end on Inauguration Day.

Political journalists will play in teams, and observers will go behind the scenes to eavesdrop on the decision-making by competing groups. The program will conclude with a debrief that ties the game outcomes to coverage decisions you're about to make.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kPYAP93vQf6ejgabeHAoUQ

Contact: Julie Moos

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism, 2020 election, politics

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September 26, 2020 • SPJ National
SPJ Board of Directors Meeting

The Society of Professional Journalists Board of Directors will meet via Zoom. More information is coming soon.

More information: https://www.spj.org/board-meeting.asp

Contact: SPJ Communications

Tagged under: Coronavirus, SPJ President

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September 30, 2020 • General Journalism
Society of Environmental Journalists 30th Anniversary Conference

COVID-19 has disrupted our lives in countless ways, including forcing SEJ to postpone our annual conference for the first time in 30 years.

While we've moved the in-person conference in Boise to June 2-6, 2021 (#SEJ2021), our 2020 Virtual Conference (#SEJ2020), September 16, 17, 23 and 30, will convene the SEJ community to investigate environmental angles on the 2020 elections and other timely events, celebrate the winners of the SEJ Awards for Reporting on the Environment, and preview workshops, tours and panels coming in June.

More information: https://conference.sej.org/registration-details/

Contact: SEJ

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Webinars, Environmental Journalism

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October 2, 2020 • General Journalism
Write what you know: 'Fix What You Can' & 'Love You Hard'

What does it take to turn your memories into a memoir? When is the right time to write a memoir about your life? How do you report on your own experiences and fact-check them? How do you determine what you don't know and decide what to leave out? And when, and how, do you tell the people closest to you about their role in the narrative?

These issues will be discussed in a 45-minute program from the National Press Club Journalism Institute with:

-- Memoirists Mindy Greiling, author of 'Fix What You Can: Schizophrenia and a Lawmaker's Fight for her Son'
-- Abby Maslin, author of 'Love You Hard: A Memoir of Marriage, Brain Injury, and Reinventing Love'
-- Journalist Angela Greiling Keane, editorial director of states and Canada at POLITICO, whose family played a role in both memoirs
-- With moderator Aly Col?n, Knight Professor of Media Ethics at Washington & Lee University.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MDIMcF6IRxudAw7IfRZ31A

Contact: Julie Moos

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Webinars, memoir, non-fiction writing

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October 5, 2020 • Uncategorized
ICFJ Tribute to Journalists 2020

This year, ICFJ pays tribute to journalism excellence in ways you've never seen before. Join us for an inspiring gathering that you won't want to miss. Together, we'll honor the achievements of intrepid colleagues whose outstanding news reports and analyses are having tremendous impact.

COVID-19 prevents us from gathering in person. This year, our virtual tribute will take ICFJ's Annual Awards Dinner from one ballroom in Washington, D.C., to the world. Sign up for updates on our celebration of the vital role journalists play -- especially now.

Journalists often risk so much to bring us the news. That's the case with our courageous honorees from Egypt and Russia -- and certainly with U.S. reporters who told the story of the pandemic from inside hospitals and covered the protests for racial justice. We help them do their jobs during these unsettling times, and your support plays a crucial role.

More information: https://www.icfj.org/calendar/icfj-tribute-journalists-2020

Contact: ICFJ

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Free Events, Journalism Awards

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October 9, 2020 • General Journalism
Design Hacks: How to create social media graphics

Visual social media posts are no longer a nicety -- they are a necessity. Not all teams, though, have the resources to devote to designing and creating social media posts that sing.

During this hands-on workshop, participants will practice design fundamentals while creating posts from start to finished product. This session is designed for journalists and communicators who don't regularly produce graphics but find themselves taking on some of that work right now.

Beth Francesco, the National Press Club Journalism Institute's senior director, will cover:

- free tools and resources for producing social media graphics
- design tips for conceptualizing and producing graphics quickly
- hands-on, step-by-step examples to walk you through the process.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KrdbEK5MSn6F0hSJs1fHuA

Contact: Julie Moos

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events, design, social media, images

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October 24, 2020 • SPJ Local (Region 3)
SPJ Region 3 Conference: Atlanta

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: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=8mpR3kMUl2-8404635170

Contact: Michael Koretzky

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, Trauma, Stress, Regional Conference

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December 7, 2020 • 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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