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Outstanding SPJ chapters honored with Circle of Excellence awards


Matthew Kent, SPJ Program Coordinator, 317-920-4788, mkent@spj.org
Zoë Berg, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785, zberg@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists has distinguished nine 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 student relations (formerly campus relations).

Chapters with 75 or more members are eligible for Large Circle of Excellence Awards. 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: Chicago Headline Club
Diversity: Chicago Headline Club
FOI/First Amendment: New Jersey Pro and Oregon Pro
Student Relations: Chicago Headline Club

Small Circle of Excellence
Professional Development: Cincinnati Pro
Diversity: Northwest Arkansas Pro
FOI/First Amendment: Cincinnati Pro
Student Relations: Utah Headliners

The winning chapters will be honored during the closing ceremony at the SPJ2020 Journalism Conference. Read more about the selection process and past winners here.

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