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April 6, 2020 General Journalism
COVID-19 Has Made You Into a Health Reporter: Now What?

A Q&A with Thomas Abraham, from the University of Hong Kong's Journalism & Media Center, moderated by International Center for Journalists Vice President of Content & Community Patrick Butler

You're a reporter on the news desk, and what began as a novel coronavirus outbreak in Asia has expanded into a full-blown pandemic. You've never reported on a health beat before, but now you're thrust into becoming a health reporter. Where do you start? Where can you get accurate information? What are the kinds of questions you should be asking public health scientists and clinicians? How do you still report in countries where government information may not be forthcoming? What are some of the privacy issues you might need to consider? Are there other ethical issues you should think about? Thomas Abraham, a veteran journalist and foreign correspondent, author of Twenty-first Century Plague: The Story of SARS and most recently, Polio: The Odyssey of Eradication, will talk to you about the most important things you should know when reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic.

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_texCFAllRVy__8VX6IpIog

Contact: ICFJ

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars

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April 6, 2020 General Journalism
COVID-19 and Homelessness: A View from the Front Lines

The United States will need an estimated $11.5 billion to meet the needs of homeless Americans infected by COVID-19, who are twice as likely to be hospitalized and two to three times as likely to die as the general population.

Join us Monday, April 6, at 12 p.m. Eastern for a briefing for journalists on the latest on the emerging crisis and tips on how to report ? virtually ? on the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on homeless and vulnerable populations.

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Pk1lHnlSR0mSVGG22jCheA

Contact: National Press Foundation

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars, Free Events

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April 7, 2020 General Journalism
COVID-19: Journalists and Doctors in Asia Collaborate To Fight Medical Misinformation, Share Tools and Tips

A Q&A with Syed Nazakat, founder of Health Analytics Asia, and Dr. Ahmad Firdaus, fact-checker at Health Analytics Asia, moderated by International Center for Journalists Senior Vice President of New Initiatives Sharon Moshavi

The internet is awash with fake photos and videos, trolls, rumors, and bogus treatments. It's getting harder for a bogged-down audience to know who to trust and what advice to follow. This webinar will tell the story of First Check, a unique collaborative pan-Asia project by award-winning Health Analytics Asia, which has brought journalists, doctors, and technologists together to identify and combat medical misinformation, rumors, and unscientific claims about COVID19. Importantly, it will share what this unique collaboration has learned so far, and tips for how to identify medical misinformation and separate fact from fiction online.

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WXrKdAkaSjSxcsQiuvkQQQ

Contact: ICFJ

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars

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April 8, 2020 Uncategorized
COVID-19: Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism

The Power Shift Project hosts a webinar with Freedom Forum fellow Jill Geisler debriefing leaders of the top professional journalism organizations, including the Institute for Nonprofit News; Investigative Reporters and Editors; Local Independent Online News Publishers; Local Media Association; National Press Photographers Association; News Leaders Association; Online News Association; OpenNews; Radio Television Digital News Association; Society for News Design; and Society of Professional Journalists. The panelists will discuss covering the coronavirus pandemic while caring for dedicated teams.

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GU6lYOXsTOeX4zXu_ns6Eg?utm_source=Online+News+Association+List&utm_campaign=ca7a1e3b3c-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2020_04_02_02_13&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_53b827990a-ca7a1e3b3c-226000079

Contact: Power Shift Project

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars

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April 8, 2020 SPJ National
Teleconference: How to more safely report on the coronavirus and the COVID-19 epidemic

Please join the Chicago Headline Club for a special, free teleconference: "How to more safely report on the coronavirus and the COVID-19 epidemic"

All chapters are welcome.

We'll be asking an expert panel about how to more safely interact with the public, as well as what you can do to make your own home safer for your children and elderly relatives. We'll be sharing best practices and the latest research and fielding questions. This teleconference is meant for journalists, but will be recorded and posted on this website after the event.

The event is free, but all participants must register in order to be sent a secure Zoom link. To register and read about the panelists speaking during the event, follow the "More information" link immediately below.

More information: https://prod.headlineclub.org/2020/04/01/teleconference-how-to-more-safely-report-on-the-coronavirus-and-the-covid-19-epidemic/

Contact: Robert K Elder

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Journalism Training, Webinars, Free Events, SPJ Chapters

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April 8, 2020 General Journalism
Covering Coronavirus: A Top Reporter's Daily Routine

Ace reporter Lisa Krieger of the San Jose Mercury News will share how she stays on top of the story every day, and offer pro tips that will bolster your own coverage.

More information: https://www.centerforhealthjournalism.org/content/covering-crisis-top-reporter-s-daily-routine

Contact: Center for Health Journalism

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars

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April 9, 2020 General Journalism
How to report solutions journalism from your house

As the coronavirus pandemic forces most of us to stay home, how can journalists still write strong solutions stories without the ability to travel even across town, or talk to anyone in person? The good news: While not ideal, it can be done. In this webinar, two veteran journalists who've done a lot of remote reporting will offer practical tips and answer your questions.

Tina Rosenberg, co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network, writes the Fixes column for The New York Times, which she mostly reports by phone. She'll be joined by Roxanne Patel Shepelavy, executive editor of The Philadelphia Citizen, who also covers national stories from her city.

This 60-minute webinar is open to reporters, editors, freelancers and other journalism professionals.

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cKCgIrZzT4GNWTyFKKHrQg

Contact: Solutions Journalism Network

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism

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April 9, 2020 General Journalism
Press Freedom Threats and COVID-19: An Essential Part of the Story

This discussion will be anchored by International Center for Journalists' Global Research Director, Dr. Julie Posetti , who holds a Ph.D. on the intersecting issues of journalism, freedom of expression and digital rights. She will be joined by the Committee to Protect Journalists' (CPJ) advocacy director, Dr. Courtney Radsch, and David Kaye, the United Nations special rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression.

Governments worldwide are making rapid-fire decisions to try to defend citizens and societies from the COVID-19 pandemic. But increasingly, these decisions threaten the fundamental human right of freedom of expression. These threats include the introduction of laws designed to address disinformation that effectively criminalize journalism. They also include attacks on journalists by politicians, increased surveillance powers that risk exposing journalists and their sources, and growing censorship powers. What do journalists and news organizations need to know about these threats? How can they protect themselves from them? And how can they help ensure transparency and government accountability when life and death are not all that's at stake?

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p7Lwv1G2TzCW3rBzXK3Khg

Contact: ICFJ

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars

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April 9, 2020 General Journalism
Reporting on Coronavirus: Mental Wellness and Vicarious Trauma

Join First Draft for a conversation on how newsrooms can help staff stay mentally well through this period and prevent/mitigate vicarious trauma from repeated exposure to coronavirus content online.

We welcome all editors, reporters and other information providers to come talk through these challenges and share their experiences.

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Slv_kX-aTTypA5UceIpnXA

Contact: First Draft News

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars

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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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://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: https://spj.org/a-eshelman.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Educators, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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April 16, 2020 General Journalism
Reporting on Covid-19: How community leaders can help ensure quality information is shared widely during the pandemic

Join First Draft for the webinar "Reporting on Covid-19: How community leaders can help ensure quality information is shared widely during the pandemic"

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nFJesDzgSXexFU7kVckvnw

Contact: First Draft News

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars

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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: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=ZN5bqvyTsc-8417853349

Contact: SPJ HQ

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April 18, 2020 General Journalism
Virtual Coffee Break for Journalists

We invite journalists to join us for a chance to share how you're feeling these days. How are you getting through the coronavirus pandemic? What issues are you facing working from home and/or covering your beat while maintaining social distance? How is the economic downturn impacting you? This semi-moderated discussion will be an opportunity for camaraderie, networking, and sharing ways to cope. It will be held using Zoom teleconferencing.

More information: https://virtual-coffee-break-for-journalists.eventbrite.com

Contact: Ruth Nasrullah

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, Free Events, SPJ Chapters

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April 23, 2020 General Journalism
Reporting on Covid-19: Ethical questions around covering Covid-19

Join First Draft News for the webinar, "Reporting on Covid-19: Ethical questions around covering Covid-19."

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vqmSfyY6SwyY-cHV3qVOjg

Contact: First Draft News

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Webinars

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May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020 General Journalism
Women in Journalism Workshop

The Women in Journalism Workshop is an annual workshop that focuses on challenges, accomplishments and issues specific to women in the journalism industry today. We want to help build safer, more diverse and innovative newsrooms to serve our communities worldwide.

This year we will be diving into how to innovate the way we cover stories, the management of our newsrooms and the tools we use. Sessions include self-care, HEAT training, how to prepare for violent breaking news, machine learning & data analysis for journalism, secondary trauma, advocating for yourself, applying for grants, solutions journalism and more.

More information: https://www.rjionline.org/events/women-in-journalism-workshop

Contact: Kat Duncan

Tagged under: Diversity, Freelancing, International Journalism, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism, Excellence in Journalism, women in journalism, training, safety, innovation

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May 3, 2020 SPJ National
Application Deadline: Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program

The Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program is an opportunity for members to become more acquainted with SPJ through exposure to the Society. This educational process kicks off at the national conference and includes a complimentary conference registration and paid travel to the event. SPJ selects six members to participate in the program and they are referred to as SPJ Diversity Leadership Fellows.

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

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Diversity, Journalism Training, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, Excellence in Journalism

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May 5, 2020 General Journalism
Online course: Getting started as a freelance journalist

Freelance journalism is a tough gig, but it can also be one of the most rewarding. Led by established freelance journalist Abigail Edge, this online course will teach you everything you need to know about the nuts and bolts of freelance writing.

Throughout the four-week course, you'll have the opportunity to submit to a virtual pitch clinic and receive regular feedback from Abigail and your fellow classmates in a private discussion forum.

While there will be plenty of opportunities to work on coronavirus stories, this course has been adapted to reflect the current situation, including advice on:

? Finding freelance journalism opportunities during COVID-19.
? Networking and conducting interviews during social distancing.
? How to pitch virus-related stories when health isn't your usual remit.

This course is ideal for anyone interested in becoming a freelance journalist, including staff journalists transitioning into freelancing, current freelance journalists looking to refresh their skills, career changers, and recent graduates.

A new freelance journalism module will be released weekly on Journalism.co.uk's online training platform for learners to complete in their own time. There will be weekly assignments to complete and aspiring freelance journalists should be prepared to dedicate at least three hours per week to the course.

By the end of the course, you'll have at least four complete pitches to send to editors, built a simple freelance journalist website and ? perhaps most importantly ? developed your skills, contacts, and confidence.

More information: https://www.journalism.co.uk/vocational-skills-study/freelance-journalism-online-course/s43/a750959/

Contact: Journalism.co.uk

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, Journalism Training

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May 8, 2020 SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award

This award was created to honor former SPJ President Robert Lewis. From the generosity of the Lewis family, the award is given 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: Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards, Excellence in Journalism

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May 24, 2020 SPJ National
Application Deadline: The EIJ News

The Society of Professional Journalists 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: https://spj.org/eijnews.asp

Contact: Bob Butler

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

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June 19, 2020 SPJ National
Submission Deadline: SPJ Chapter Annual Reports

SPJ professional and student chapters are asked to report on their activities each year to satisfy SPJ bylaws and to be considered for chapter awards. Submit your report here.

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

Contact: Caroline Escobar

Tagged under: SPJ Chapters, SPJ Leaders

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June 20, 2020 SPJ National
Entry Deadline: Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award

Established by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award recognizes, with a $10,000 award, accomplishments on behalf of First Amendment freedoms by an individual, group of individuals or an organization.

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

Contact: SPJ Awards

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

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June 20, 2020 SPJ National
Entry Deadline: Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing

The Pulliam Editorial Fellowship awards $75,000 to an editorial writer to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. Provided by the SDX Foundation, the award can be used to cover the cost of study, research and/or travel in any field.

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

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards, SDX Foundation

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June 26, 2020 SPJ National
Sigma Delta Chi Awards Banquet

The Society of Professional Journalists cordially invites you to attend the Sigma Delta Chi Awards Banquet. The Sigma Delta Chi Awards are some of the most prestigious and coveted awards given to journalists. More than 80 awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research.

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

Contact: SPJ Awards

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

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September 10, 2020 - September 12, 2020 SPJ National
Excellence in Journalism 2020

EIJ is headed to D.C.! Circle your calendars today and join us in September for the journalism conference of the year.

More information: https://excellenceinjournalism.org

Contact: SPJ

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Diversity, Freelancing, International Journalism, Generation J, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ Chapters, SPJ National Awards, SPJ Local Awards, Journalism Awards, Excellence in Journalism, SPJ Communities, SDX Foundation, SPJ Leaders

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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=R03ZchHdhnE-8451459447

Contact: Michael Koretzky

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

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