By Ellen Kobe, SPJ Communications Department
EIJ REDUCED RATES
Don't forget - our reduced rates for the Excellence in Journalism conference in Southern California end tomorrow. Sign up by Aug. 8 to save $100 on your registration. What do you get if you sign up?
Access to two Super Sessions about topics particularly relevant in journalism
60 breakout sessions that will train you on must-have skills for journalists
Access to the Journalism Expo with exhibitors and recruiters
Participation in personal critiques of your work or career profile
Fun at the Opening Night Reception
Two Disney Parks tickets
And, of course, you get to avoid long registration lines on site. Hope to see you in Southern California!
SPJ ELECTIONS: HEAR FROM THE CANDIDATES
Candidates for SPJ's national board will be speaking to the membership during EIJ13 at the Opening Business Meeting on Saturday, Aug. 24 beginning at 2 p.m. Can't make it? Don't worry - you can watch all the speeches LIVE on SPJ Election Central. And, if you can't catch them live, we'll have them available later, too.
One of the best parts of SPJ is honoring journalists for excellent work. Congratulations to the following recipients of SPJ awards. You can read about them on our website.
David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser - Mike Reilley, DePaul University
Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism - Ali Trumbull, DePaul University
Fellow of the Society - Al Martinez, LA Times
Sunshine Award - Michael Donoghue of the Burlington Free Press, Seth Rosenfeld, author of "Subversives: The FBI's War on Student Radicals, and Reagan's Rise to Power," and the Sunlight Foundation
Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award - Mike Foley, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications
Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member - Patti Cross of the Bluegrass Pro Chapter and Andy Schotz of the Washington D.C. Pro Chapter
National Historic Site in Journalism - Washington Square in Newport, R.I.
Ethics in Journalism - David Boardman, The Seattle Times
SPJ First Amendment Award - Human Rights Defense Center
Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award - Gina Barton, John Diedrich and Ben Poston of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
GET TRAINED: NEW ON DEMAND VIDEOS
One benefit of SPJ membership is access to training, some of which is available only to members. That's the case with SPJ's ongoing On Demand training videos on a growing list of topics including basic video techniques, freelancing as a business and accessing public records. Now you can add one more to the list: data visualization. See the new videos here on SPJ's eCampus.
SPJ member Andy Boyle, a Chicago Tribune news developer (and comedian), will guide you through the finer points of getting data online and presenting it in a user-friendly format. As with all popular things involving the Internet and videos, there are copious references to cats.
See more SPJ training opportunities here.
LAST WEEK'S QUIZ
The highest honor SPJ can bestow on a member is the Wells Key, named after Chester Wells. What is Chester Wells' middle initial?
Answer: "C" is his middle initial - Chester C. Wells. Watch a video of his story here.
And the winner is ... Lucy Knapp of the Saint Louis Pro Chapter. Congrats!
THIS WEEK'S QUIZ
Who bought The Washington Post this week, and what is this person's claim to fame?
Submit your answer to Ellen Kobe.