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SPJ honors outstanding chapters with Circle of Excellence awards


Christine Cordial, SPJ Program Coordinator, (317) 920-4788, ccordial@spj.org
Isaac Taylor, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, itaylor@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists has distinguished seven 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, 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
Professional Development: Washington, D.C. Pro
Diversity: San Diego Pro
First Amendment/FOI: Oregon Territory Pro
Campus Relations: Washington, D.C. Pro

Small Circle of Excellence
Professional Development: Arkansas Pro
Diversity: Greater Cincinnati Pro
First Amendment/FOI: Utah Headliners
Campus Relations: St. Louis Pro

The winning chapters will be honored during the opening business session at Excellence in Journalism 2018 in Baltimore. Read more about the selection process and past winners here.

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