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March 22, 2023 • SPJ National
SPJ Membership Committee Meeting

The national SPJ Membership Committee will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, March 22, at 8 p.m. Eastern via Zoom.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82319156076?pwd=NjJ0WWRCUVRPOWJDdjViYVhmSUlJdz09

Contact: Brendan J O'Reilly

Tagged under: SPJ Committees


March 28, 2023 • SPJ Local (Region 8)
Diversity in News Leadership

This virtual Zoom event is being hosted by the SPJ, Los Angeles Chapter and the News Leaders Association.

Diversity in News Leadership

Tuesday, March 28, 2023

5:00 PM 6:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Join us for a panel discussion on how to break into news management and help others from marginalized communities grow in their careers as news leaders. This free, one-hour long panel discussion is open to all journalists. The event is co-hosted by the News Leaders Association.


Cristina Silva, Managing Editor for USA Today and Sharif Durhams, Deputy Managing Editor for The Washington Post


Sara Kehaulani Goo, Editor-in-Chief of Axios

Dorothy Tucker, Investigative reporter, CBS Chicago

Tim Archuleta, Editor-in-Chief of El Paso Times

Migdalia Figueroa, President of Telemundo Orlando

RSVP by March 27th

Register here:

More information: https://www.spjla.org/events

Contact: Christina Silva

Tagged under: Diversity, Webinars, Free Events, SPJ Chapters


March 29, 2023 • General Journalism
PCLI Presents 'Accessing Public Records That Governments Hold Close to the Vest'

Freedom of information requests denied. Is it me, or are officials stonewalling?

On Wednesday, March 29, at 7 p.m., the Press Club of Long Island will present a panel discussion and Q&A on common and more investigative Freedom of Information requests, why certain public records are difficult to obtain and what newsrooms can do to hold governments accountable.

The hour-long event will take place on Zoom and is free and open to the public.

Our panelists are:

Carolyn James, editor and publisher of three weekly newspapers, the Amityville Record, Babylon Beacon and Massapequa Post. Carolyn serves as the Freedom of Information committee chair in New York for SPJ and for the Press Club of Long Island. She is the former regional director for SPJ, and past president of PCLI. She also teaches journalism at Hofstra University.

Timothy Bolger, the editor-in-chief of both the Long Island Press and Dan’s Papers. Tim is a former vice president and former FOI chair of PCLI. In 2017, he published in the Long Island Press an unprecedented report card grading nearly 200 localities’ responsiveness to open records requests during an 18-month joint investigative project in collaboration with the PCLI.

Charles Lane, a senior reporter focusing on special projects at WSHU Public Radio, an NPR member station serving Long Island. He has won numerous awards, including an IRE award, three SPJ Public Service Awards, and a National Murrow, for his investigative journalism. He is also a member of The Institute for Access to Public Information, which helps the public gain access to government records on Long Island.

More information: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrceGvpjsiH9Y-Ktug3edLLqDrvybF-OI7

Contact: Press Club of Long Island

Tagged under: Freedom of Information


March 29, 2023 • SPJ Community (Freelance)
March Community Session

Social Hour hosted by the Freelance Community Board
March 29 7:00 p.m. ET via Zoom

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=vaeuQ8eIhE-8320586496

Contact: Freelance Board

Tagged under: Freelancing, Journalism Training, SPJ Communities


March 30, 2023 • Uncategorized
Journalism's Role in Democracy Webinar

The Washington Post's Christine Emba will explore journalism's role in American democracy in a time of widespread disinformation and misinformation. The free, virtual event is part of a conversation series, 'Building a More Trustworthy World,' through the Lorentzen Center for Faith and Work at Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn.

More information: https://www.lorentzsencenter.com/

Contact: Michael J. Chan, Ph.D..

Tagged under: Ethics, Educators, Webinars, Free Events


March 31, 2023 - April 1, 2023 • SPJ Local (Region 7)
Region 6 & 7 Spring Conference

The 2023 SPJ Region 6 and 7 conference will be held March 31-April 1 at the Midwest Journalism Conference hosted in the twin cities. The event boasts an immense schedule of speakers, excellent educational content and a lunch reception Friday from 11:15-12:30 p.m. Conference attendees will get to attend a full day of breakout sessions. Mark of Excellence Awards will be presented at the conference luncheon.

Contact: Joe Radske & Loretta McGraw

More information: https://midwestjournalism.com/registration/

Contact: Joe Radske And Loretta McGraw

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Diversity, Freelancing, International Journalism, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Local Awards, Journalism Awards, Excellence in Journalism, Mark of Excellence Awards


March 31, 2023 - April 1, 2023 • SPJ Local (Region 2)

The 2023 SPJ Region 2 conference will be held March 31-April 1 at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD. The event starts with a reception Friday evening. Registration opens Saturday at 8:45 a.m., followed by a full day of breakout sessions. Mark of Excellence Awards will be presented at the conference luncheon. For information contact soverman@spj.org.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=BUeexdGzde-8323743758

Contact: Stephenie Overman

Tagged under: Students, SPJ Chapters, Journalism Awards


March 31, 2023 - April 1, 2023 • Uncategorized
SPJ Region 2 Conference

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More information: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/spj-region-2-conference-tickets-556212666057

Contact: Stephenie Overman

Tagged under: Students, Journalism Training, SPJ Local Awards, Journalism Awards


April 21, 2023 - April 22, 2023 • SPJ Local (Region 1)
Rising Tides: SPJ Region 1 conference

The 2023 SPJ Region 1 conference: Rising Tides, hosted by Roger Williams University Journalism program and SPJ student chapter & Connecticut SPJ, will be held April 21-22, 2023, at Roger Williams University, Bristol, Rhode Island. Programming and registration starts around noon Friday and concludes with an evening reception. Saturday offers a full day of sessions, with a keynote luncheon and Mark of Excellence Awards in the afternoon.

More information: https://spjr1c.org/

Contact: Cindy Simoneau

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Students, Journalism Training


April 26, 2023 • SPJ Community (Freelance)
April Freelance Community Session

Every wonder what your work is worth?
Having trouble pitching?
Not sure about pricing or invoicing?
Want to try new styles of writing?

Join us for The Business of Freelancing,hosted by SPJ Freelance Community Board members Hazel Becker & Ruth Thaler-Carter April 26, 2023 7:00 p.m. ET via Zoom.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=kRlwHRKf32-8320586379

Contact: Freelance Board

Tagged under: Freelancing, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism, Free Events, SPJ Communities


April 27, 2023 • Uncategorized
Quarterly Connection - for chapter leaders

Come join SPJ chapter leaders for information updates and pertinent news for chapter leaders.

This is the last Quarterly Connection before chapter annual reports are due.

Be sure to register for the Zoom meeting here:

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=i02mSgHbQo-8322388991

Contact: Karyn Nishimura Sneath

Tagged under: SPJ Chapters


June 24, 2023 - June 29, 2023 • Uncategorized
Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

In June 2023, we have our annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference for high school juniors. Students selected for the program receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital where they are introduced to top journalists, as well as a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. The program was established to inspire students to pursue journalism in 1999 to honor Al Neuharth, founder of The Freedom Forum and USA TODAY.

More information: https://www.freedomforum.org/al-neuharth-free-spirit-and-journalism-conference/

Contact: Stephanie Taylor

Tagged under: Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, Journalism Awards, Scholarships


July 13, 2023 • Uncategorized
SPJ Annual Report Due

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.

SPJ’s 12 regional coordinators use these answers to select Chapters of the Year, as well as Circle of Excellence winners. Campus chapter reports should be filled out by a chapter member, not the adviser.

You can find the form below.

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

Contact: Chrystal O'Keefe

Tagged under: SPJ Chapters


August 31, 2023 • Uncategorized
Quarterly Connection - for chapter leaders

Quarterly meeting for chapter leaders! The staff will provide updates and critical information to prepare chapter leaders for our annual convention.

Be sure to register for the Zoom meeting here:
Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=CvFsOihG5Y-8322389200

Contact: Karyn Nishimura Sneath

Tagged under: SPJ Chapters


September 28, 2023 - October 1, 2023 • Uncategorized
SPJ Convention 23

More information TBD

More information: https://calendar.spjnetwork.org/displayevent.php?e=9WeiCruBwE-8329992249

Contact: SPJ

Tagged under: Coronavirus, SPJ President, Convention



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