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SPJ Names Three Fellows of the Society for 2001


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10/5/2001


ATTENTION:
News editors, Business editors, Feature editors,
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CONTACTS:
Sarah A. Shrode, SPJ Director of Communications, 425/452-4846 or sshrode@spj.org

DOUBLETREE HOTEL, Bellevue, Wash. – The Society of Professional Journalists named three journalists a Fellow of the Society, one of the highest honors SPJ bestows upon a professional.

The 2001 winners are:

Bruce Brugmann, editor and publisher of the San Francisco Bay Guardian

Dori Maynard, president of the Robert C. Maynard Institute for Journalism Education and member of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation board of directors

David Shaw, staff writer for the Los Angeles Times

The 2001 fellows will be recognized Saturday, Oct. 6, at the President’s Installation Banquet of the 2001 SPJ National Convention. The banquet will take place from 7-9:15 p.m. at the DoubleTree Hotel, 300 112th Ave. S.E., Bellevue, Wash., in the Evergreen Ballroom.

Fellows of the Society are recognized because of their extraordinary contributions to their profession. They are awarded jeweled keys and are invited to speak at a Society function or write an article for Quill magazine. As many as three fellows are recognized each year.

The Society of Professional Journalists works to improve and protect journalism. The organization is the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press.

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MEDIA PASSES: Media passes for events at the Oct. 4-6 2001 SPJ National Convention may be obtained at the convention's onsite SPJ Office at the DoubleTree Hotel – Bellevue, 300 112th Ave., S.E., Bellevue, Wash.

For more information or to obtain a media pass, contact Sarah A. Shrode, SPJ Director of Communications, at sshrode@spj.org or at the convention's onsite SPJ Office.

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