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Ohio University named SPJs Outstanding Campus Chapter for Third Consecutive Year



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

BALTIMORE Ohio University has been selected by the Society of Professional Journalists to receive the Outstanding Campus Chapter award for the third year in a row. This award honors chapters for their commitment to SPJs mission and the profession of journalism.

The chapter is being honored for their dedication to SPJs pillars and providing educational opportunities for their members.

Their programs and events this year included campus discussions about women in journalism, experiences with sexual harassment, journalism ethics, coverage of Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria and requesting public records.

As additional advocacy efforts, Ohio University has spoken out against a university policy limiting free speech, gave money to support a regional conference and volunteered for a community cleanup and food drive.

The chapter was honored today at the Student Union during the 2018 Excellence in Journalism conference in Baltimore, Maryland.

The runner up is DePaul University.

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