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January 20, 2020 • Uncategorized
SPJ D.C. Freelancers Lunch

Join D.C. area freelancers and visitors for discussion of all things freelance!

If possible, please RSVP to Stephenie Overman, saoverman@gmail.com - this is the first time we will hold this monthly gathering away from the National Press Club, and we will do our best to secure enough table space for us all to talk with each other.

More information: http://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=7m4D8pFS6F-8423132536

Contact: Stephenie Overman

Tagged under: Freelancing

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January 21, 2020 • SPJ National
Entry Deadline: Mark of Excellence Awards

The Mark of Excellence Awards honors the best in collegiate journalism. Judged at the regional and national level, the annual competition offers dozens of categories in newspapers, magazines, photography, radio, television and online journalism.

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

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Students, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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January 24, 2020 • Uncategorized
Nomination Deadline: Wilbur Awards

The Religion Communicators Council (RCC) is accepting entries for the 2020 Wilbur Awards. Since 1949, the Wilbur Awards, have been presented annually to recognize excellence in the communication of religious issues, values and themes in secular media. The entries are judged by media professionals in a jury process, under the supervision of RCC members across the country. Basic criteria include content, creativity, execution and results, but the ultimate criteria is excellence in the communication of religious values.

More information: http://www.religioncommunicators.org/wilbur-awards

Contact: Shirley Struchen

Tagged under: Diversity, Journalism Awards, religion, faith, secular, interfaith, authors, television, reporters, producers

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January 26, 2020 • SPJ National
Deadline for submissions: EIJ20 call for program proposals

SPJ is accepting program proposals for the Excellence in Journalism 2020 conference. If you have a program proposal or ideas for the conference, please submit your proposal after reviewing the below information and agreeing to the terms. It is important to us to have a diverse lineup, and we encourage anyone working professionally in journalism -- in traditional or nontraditional roles and especially those from under-represented backgrounds -- to submit proposals for sessions.

More information: http://www.spj.org/eij-call.asp

Contact: Larry Messing

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Diversity, Freelancing, International Journalism, Generation J, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Excellence in Journalism, SPJ Communities

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February 1, 2020 • General Journalism
Law & the Media Seminar

The Law & the Media Seminar is sponsored by the Houston Bar Association and the Society of Professional Journalists Houston Pro Chapter. It's a yearly educational event where legal professionals and members of the press gather to discuss current events and issues in both fields.

"Is Speech Still Free?" is the theme of the 34th Annual Law & the Media Seminar. This year's seminar will feature attorneys, journalists and scholars discussing freedom of speech concepts, news and related issues. Registration for attorneys is $50 in advance, $55 at the door. Registration is free for journalists, communications professionals, and students of law, journalism and communications.

More information: http://www.hba.org/landm/

Contact: Tara Shockley

Tagged under: Ethics, Free Events, SPJ Chapters, Freedom of speech

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February 1, 2020 • General Journalism
Deadline: The Livingston Awards

The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists recognize outstanding reporting and bolster the careers of journalists under the age of 35. Each year, prizes of $10,000 each are presented in local, national and international reporting. Winners are selected by our panel of judges, who share a long-time commitment to our program and are highly respected for their achievements in journalism.

The Livingston Awards invites print, online, video, audio and data visualization entries.Winning the award helps talented young reporters develop the confidence and the institutional backing to continue producing ambitious projects. National recognition leads winners to new stories, new audiences and new career opportunities. The distinguished names of past winners include David Remnick, Christiane Amanpour, Ira Glass, Michelle Norris and Steve Coll.

More information: http://wallacehouse.umich.edu/livingston-awards/entry/

Contact: Joey Mastro

Tagged under: Journalism Awards

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February 1, 2020 • General Journalism
Deadline: Knight-Wallace Fellowship Applications

A Knight-Wallace Fellowship recognizes accomplished journalists who are eager for growth and deeply committed to the future of journalism. We offer a unique opportunity: an academic year of study and collaborative learning at the University of Michigan to deepen knowledge, develop new ideas, learn new skills and address challenges facing the journalism industry. Each year we select up to 20 Fellows from all facets of journalism who are ready to take the next career step and join us for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

More information: http://wallacehouse.umich.edu/knight-wallace/how-to-apply/

Contact: Joey Mastro

Tagged under: Internships/Fellowships/Grants

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February 15, 2020 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Kunkel Awards for video game journalism

SPJ's Kunkel Awards recognizes excellence in video game journalism. Anyone can nominate an entry at no cost, and all entries will be judged by professional journalists.

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

Contact: Michael Koretzky

Tagged under: Generation J, Students, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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February 16, 2020 • SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: SPJ Black Hole Award

The Society of Professional Journalists launched the Black Hole Award to highlight the most heinous violations of the public's right to know. By exposing such abuses, SPJ's Freedom of Information Committee seeks to educate the public about their rights and call attention to those who would interfere with openness and transparency.

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

Contact: Paul Fletcher

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, SPJ National Awards, Sunshine Week

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February 16, 2020 • SPJ National
Application deadline: SPJ Foundation Grants

Annually, the Foundation awards about $300,000 in grant monies. Most go to SPJ and SPJ-related projects to further align with the work of the Society. Other journalism-related projects that help to fulfill the Foundation's mission may receive support if funds are available.

More information: http://www.spj.org/foundation-grants.asp

Contact: Larry Messing

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Diversity, International Journalism, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Communities, SDX Foundation, SPJ Leaders

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February 18, 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 18, 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 21, 2020 • SPJ National
Postmark Deadline: SPJ National High School Essay Contest

SPJ wants to increase high school students' knowledge and understanding of the importance of the Free Media to our lives. The top three national winners receive scholarship awards.

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

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Students, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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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 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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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 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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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: http://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 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: http://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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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: http://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: http://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: http://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: http://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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