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February 3, 2022, 4:00 pm - February 3, 2022, 5:00 pm • Uncategorized

Time, Talent and Voice: What You Can Give to Make a Difference

For centuries, African Americans from all walks of life have given their time, talent and voice to strengthen their communities. During Black History Month, our three panelists will draw on their diverse life experiences and backgrounds in academia, public service and entertainment to share their perspectives and stories. Join this event sponsored by The Conversation U.S., the Chronicle of Philanthropy and The Associated Press to learn how today’s Black leaders are following in the footsteps of history’s trailblazers.

Please join us for a dynamic panel discussion featuring:
-Bridgid Coulter Cheadle, actress, entrepreneur, philanthropist and founder of the Blackbird Collective
-Tyrone McKinley Freeman, author and associate professor of philanthropic studies at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
-Kimberly Jeffries Leonard, president and CEO at Envision Consulting LLC and president of The Links, Incorporated, and The Links Foundation, Incorporated

Website: Link
Contact: Anissa Cooke-Batista (anissa.cooke.batista@theconversation.com)
Tagged under: Coronavirus, Diversity, Educators, Webinars, Free Events, Volunteer Square, Black History Month, Philanthropy, Giving, Volunteerism


February 5, 2022, 10:00 am - February 5, 2022, 1:30 pm • General Journalism

Law & the Media Seminar

The 35th annual Law & the Media Seminar, sponsored every year by the Houston SPJ chapter and the Houston Bar Association, will take place on Feb. 5. This year's theme is 'Justice Reform: The Quest for Fairness and Accountability.' The program will consist of two panel discussions that will delve into the path forward for justice reform in Houston and the state of bail reform in the nation’s fourth-largest city. Renowned civil rights lawyer Benjamin Crump will give the keynote address. The event is free and is planned to be in person. Register today!

Where: South Texas College of Law, 1303 San Jacinto St., Houston, TX 77002
Website: Link
Contact: Ruth Nasrullah (ruthmiriam@protonmail.com)
Tagged under: Free Events, SPJ Chapters


February 7, 2022 • SPJ National

Entry Deadline: Sigma Delta Chi Awards

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards -- among the premiere prizes given in the profession -- recognize achievement in professional journalism in its many forms.

Website: Link
Contact: SPJ Awards (awards@spj.org)
Tagged under: Coronavirus, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards, SDX Foundation


February 10, 2022, 5:30 pm - February 10, 2022, 7:00 pm • General Journalism

Celebrate Black History Month with Bulletin Writers

Join a roundtable discussion led by writers on Bulletin, Meta’s publishing platform for independent writers. The event will unfold in three parts, each covering one theme for 30 minutes: Going Beyond Self-Care, The Black Experience from Past to Present, and The Changing Landscape of Representation. Please note: This panel will be recorded and promoted across Meta social channels, aiming to raise awareness and visibility of Bulletin writers.

Website: Link
Contact: Dorrine Mendoza (dorrine@fb.com)
Tagged under: Coronavirus, Diversity, Webinars, Free Events


March 5, 2022, 11:00 am - March 5, 2022, 3:00 pm • General Journalism

Covering COVID-19: Tools You Need to Tell the Story

This free half-day skills-focused workshop will equip you with tools and knowledge to do accurate, thorough and equitable reporting and writing on COVID-19, whether it's your beat or you write occasional features about the pandemic. It will be held via Zoom and will be of interest to students and pros. The agenda:

Google Tools for Covering COVID-19: Mike Reilley of the Journalist’s Toolbox will show how you can use tools such as Google Scholar, Dataset Search, datascraping and Google Flourish to find and visualize COVID-19 data.

Sharing all the Voices of COVID: A panel discussion on finding diverse sources to ensure your reporting reflects the demographic impact of COVID-19 in America. Confirmed to speak:
* Jourdan Bennett-Begaye, Native American Journalists Association Board member/Editor, Indian Country Today
* Eleanore Vega, Chair, SPJ National Diversity Committee
* Rebecca Aguilar, SPJ National President

Accuracy is Everything: Caryn Baird, Researcher with the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, will present this session on fact checking and verification and will provide resources galore for attendees to take with them.

'Efficacy vs. Effectiveness' - Knowing the Precise Meanings of Terms: Independent journalist Bara Vaida's presentation will cover accurate use of specialized language including medical terminology and research jargon. Bara has been the core topic leader on infectious diseases for the Association of Health Care Journalists since 2017.

Register today at https://covid-story-tools.eventbrite.com .

Website: Link
Contact: Ruth Nasrullah (ruthmiriam@protonmail.com)
Tagged under: Diversity, Journalism Training, Free Events, SPJ Chapters, covid-19


March 11, 2022 • General Journalism

Deadline for Sunshine Week Essay Contest

For the third year in a row, the Houston chapter is holding an essay contest celebrating Sunshine Week for high school juniors and seniors on the topic of freedom of the press and its role in a democracy. It's open to students throughout the greater Houston area. The deadline to submit is March 11, 2022 and the prize is $100 plus a letter of commendation for their file. If you know any eligible students, please pass this information along.

Website: Link
Contact: Ruth Nasrullah (ruthmiriam@protonmail.com)
Tagged under: Students


March 31, 2022 - April 2, 2022 • General Journalism

ACES 26th Annual National Conference

Introducing this year’s conference theme: EMERGE

The past few years were hard. Whether you feel like you survived or thrived during the pandemic, ACES is working to emerge as an organization that learns more, listens more, and advocates more--together. And we want to have some fun along the way.

That’s why we’ve chosen the theme of “EMERGE” for the 26th annual ACES national conference.

We invite you to join us in this challenge of emerging as our best selves in 2022 and beyond, and we want ACES EMERGE 2022 to give you the skills, tools, and community to do the same.

All onsite participants (including all sponsors, speakers, ACES staff, and guests) are required to upload proof of vaccination in advance before being allowed into ACES EMERGE 2022.

A COVID-19 booster shot is strongly encouraged as extra protection.

Where: Hyatt Regency, 123 Losoya St., San Antonio, TX 78205
Website: Link
Contact: Andrea Skirvin (info@aceseditors.org)
Tagged under: Coronavirus, Diversity, Freelancing, International Journalism, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism