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SPJ Leads | 6/19/2013
Last call for Pulliam scholarships + executive committee meeting

By Ellen Kobe, SPJ Communications Department



Each year, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation recognizes two journalists for their diligent efforts in journalism. The June 22 application deadline is less than a week away.

The Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing gives $75,000 to a mid-career editorial writer or columnist who is interested in taking courses, pursuing independent study, traveling or seeking out other endeavors that enrich their knowledge of a public interest issue. The recipient must publish work within 18 months of selection. For more information about how to apply, visit

The Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award honors a person, group of people, or organization who has fought to protect freedom of speech. The honoree receives $10,000 and an engraved crystal as well as transportation and lodging to Excellence in Journalism. To nominate someone for the First Amendment award, visit


SPJ's Executive Committee will be meeting at 9 a.m. EST Saturday, June 22 in Washington, D.C. A copy of the agenda is available online, and the meeting will be streamed live on SPJ's Google+ page. Contact President Sonny Albarado or Executive Director Joe Skeel with any questions.


Are you searching for a job? Considering graduate school? Perhaps you just want to learn about various organizations.

If so, be sure to visit the Journalism Expo during the Excellence in Journalism conference. Our list of more than 30 exhibitors and recruiters run the gamut - CNN, Columbia Journalism School, ESPN, Gannett, NPR and more. Whatever your interest, we've got you covered.

To register for EIJ online, visit We look forward to seeing you in sunny Southern California.


This week, President Sonny Albarado will be interviewed on two radio shows. Tune in to hear SPJ's stance on the subpoena of Associated Press phone records by the U.S. Department of Justice and other happenings at SPJ.

Wednesday, June 19 at 5:40 p.m. EST - Health, Wealth & Wisdom on 1470 AM WMGG; listen online at

Friday, June 21 at 11 p.m. EST - The Jim Bohannon Show; listen online at


The Virginia Pro Chapter is giving Virginia campus chapters a $300 grant to register one student for the Excellence in Journalism conference. The universities include James Madison, Regent, VCU, Virginia Tech and Washington & Lee. Way to be supportive, Virginia Pro!


At SPJ, we're invested in our members, and we strive to provide quality benefits. We're offering you access to insurance and financial planning services through an Indianapolis-based financial services firm and consultants Harry W. Riley, III and David N. Brown. Visit our SPJ Solutions page to read about your options.


What's the name of the reporter who broke the story about the Obama administration's phone surveillance program?

Answer: Glenn Greenwald of The Guardian

And the winner is ... Megan Stewart from the Colorado Pro chapter. Congratulations!


What newspaper recently decided to shut down the Tumblr page that hosted all of its opinion content? Hint: This newspaper started the page about a year ago.

Submit your answer to Ellen Kobe.

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