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March 2, 2021 SPJ Community (International)
Media Freedom and Its Threats in Africa

Join Dr. Farooq Kperogi as we discuss the landscape of African media and threats to unfettered access to news and information in some of the countries in that continent.

Kperogi is a journalist, newspaper columnist, author, professor and blogger based in Greater Atlanta, USA. He received his Ph.D. in communication from Georgia State University's Department of Communication where he taught journalism for 5 years and won the top Ph.D. student prize called the 'Outstanding Academic Achievement in Graduate Studies Award.' He earned his Master of Science degree in communication (with a minor in English) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and won the Outstanding Master's Student in Communication Award. He earned his B.A. in Mass Communication (with minors in English and Political Science) from Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria, where he won the Nigerian Television Authority Prize for the Best Graduating Student. He writes a weekly column for the Nigerian Tribune.

More information: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_3otq8uTsRVST6Xxpda0ALA

Contact: International Community

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Diversity, Freelancing, International Journalism, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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March 3, 2021 General Journalism
Covering Coronavirus: Women in Crisis

Join us for a free webinar on the pandemic's economic crisis for women, the disproportionate burdens on women of color, and the short-and long-term consequences of the mass exodus of women from workforce.

Our expert panel includes Maria Aspan of Fortune; Jessica Calarco, Ph.D of Indiana University; and C. Nicole Mason, Ph.D, president and CEO of Institute for Women's Policy Research. They'll explore how the Biden stimulus plan may help women, where it falls short, and what is needed from government and the private sector to advance gender equity in the economic recovery. We'll also talk about the stories that haven't been told, and what to look for as vaccinations pick up, schools reopen, hiring resumes and life inches back to normal.

More information: https://centerforhealthjournalism.org/content/covering-coronavirus-women-crisis

Contact: Chinyere Amobi

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Diversity, Freelancing, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Communities

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April 17, 2021 General Journalism
Vet Your Own Story: Verification using public records databases

Need to verify the rank of a dead veteran? Have to locate a 1935 obituary? Wondering about access to New York criminal records? Trying to find the maiden name of a twice married woman? Caryn Baird, news researcher with Politifact and the Poynter Institute, will present a practical working model of public records research based on her years of experience at the Tampa Bay Times. This program is free of charge and will be held virtually.

More information: https://vet-your-own-story.eventbrite.com

Contact: Ruth Nasrullah

Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, Students, Journalism Training, Free Events, SPJ Chapters, Fact checking

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