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SPJ honors outstanding chapters with Circle of Excellence awards


Chrystal Parvin, SPJ Membership Coordinator, (317) 361-4132, cparvin@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists has distinguished eight of its professional chapters with Circle of Excellence Awards, a collection of awards that recognize outstanding work in First Amendment/Freedom of Information, professional development, chapter communications, diversity and campus relations.

Chapters with 75 or more members are eligible for Large Circle of Excellence Awards and Small Circle of Excellence Awards are for chapters with fewer than 75 members.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Large Circle of Excellence

Chapter Communication: Florida Pro
Campus Relations: San Diego Pro
Diversity: Florida Pro
First Amendment & FOI: Press Club of Long Island
Professional Development: Minnesota Pro

Small Circle of Excellence

Chapter Communication: Rio Grande Pro
Campus Relations: Cincinnati Pro
Diversity: Arkansas Pro
First Amendment & FOI: Rio Grande Pro
Professional Development: Middle Tennessee Pro

The winning chapters will be honored during the Opening Business Session at Excellence in Journalism 2017 in Anaheim, California. Read more about the selection process and past winners here.

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