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April 22, 2024, 7:00 pm - April 22, 2024, 8:00 pm • Uncategorized

SPJ Region 7 Mark Of Excellence Virtual Awards Ceremony

Region 7 and St.Louis Pro are hosting a Virtual Awards Ceremony to honor the Mark of Excellence Award Winners on Monday, April 22nd at 7 p.m. CST. Please join us, even if you're not up for a MOE award, we hope you will help us to virtually applaud the next generation of journalists in our region. We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments.

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https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81114228488
Meeting ID: 811 1422 8488

Region 7 and St.Louis Pro are working on scheduling a series of virtual events with the previously committed speakers.
More information to follow. In the meantime, please follow the Heartland Beat Blog and Facebook for updates.
https://blogs.spjnetwork.org/region7/
https://www.facebook.com/groups/87903730152/

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Contact: Loretta McGraw (lorettamcgraw1@gmail.com)
Tagged under: Students, Educators, Webinars, Free Events, SPJ Chapters, SPJ National Awards, SPJ Local Awards, SPJ Ethics Week

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April 24, 2024, 11:30 am - April 24, 2024, 12:30 pm • General Journalism

Disinformation & The Public: How journalists can champion news literacy and empower their communities

In today’s connected society, everyone is a publisher. Our phones alone grant us unparalleled opportunities to share stories not only among friends and family, but also help take videos, photos, and audio viral in what can seem like seconds. And despite someone’s best intentions, they may be helping to spread harmful mis- and disinformation, especially during times of crisis.

What role -- and power -- do members of the public have in halting or spreading mis- and disinformation, and what ethical considerations should they make before sharing a video or story?

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a robust discussion among experts whose work focuses on news and information literacy and finding ways to help the public fact-check the information it interacts with. This virtual session invites journalists, educators, community leaders, and the public to explore practices to help empower individuals to “stop the spread” of harmful information through ethical, personal decision-making.

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Contact: Beth Francesco (bfrancesco@press.org)
Tagged under: Ethics, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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April 24, 2024, 10:00 am - April 24, 2024, 10:30 am • SPJ Committee

Membership Committtee Monthly Meeting

The SPJ Membership Committee meets monthly to discuss, strategize and create opportunities for growing Society membership and make recommendations to the national board and executive director. Please join us! We welcome your ideas

Website: Link
Contact: Joanna Hernandez (jhernandez@jou.ufl.edu)
Tagged under: SPJ Committees

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April 29, 2024, 8:30 pm - April 29, 2024, 9:30 pm • SPJ Committee

SPJ Education Committee Meeting

SPJ Education Committee will meet to discuss past events and to discuss future projects.

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Contact: Sharyn Obsatz (9512369942)
Tagged under: Educators, SPJ Committees

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May 1, 2024, 11:30 am - May 1, 2024, 12:30 pm • General Journalism

Disinformation, Elections & Democracy: How journalists can spot and disarm current tactics to influence voters

Election Day 2024 will be one of the most consequential in U.S. history, and disinformation campaigns loom large in influencing millions of Americans on what’s really at stake when they head to polls this fall. Journalists across the country must be prepared with the skills to pre- and debunk conspiracy theories, misinformation, and more -- well before Nov. 5.

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a practical look at current tactics used by disinformation specialists to disrupt the 2024 election and what journalists can do to counter them. This virtual session will empower journalists with the tools to challenge election-specific disinformation and lies with tact and authority while respecting audiences who may be vulnerable to such campaigns.

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Contact: Beth Francesco (bfrancesco@press.org)
Tagged under: Ethics, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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May 3, 2024 • SPJ Community (International)

World Press Freedom Day

World Press Freedom Day is dedicated to the importance of journalism and freedom of expression in the context of the current global environmental crisis.

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Contact: Dan Kubiske (dekubiske@gmail.com)
Tagged under: Coronavirus, International Journalism

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May 10, 2024, 11:30 am - May 10, 2024, 12:30 pm • General Journalism

Covering trans and LGBTQ+ issues during 2024

Trans people and DEIB programs are in the crosshairs of state leaders, legislatures, policymakers, and school boards. Journalists must be prepared to report and share the impact of these efforts, as well as how political candidates are using them to influence voters.

What are the key issues at stake and the major themes playing out? What are the most reliable sources of unbiased information? And how can reporters better understand multiple perspectives and the nuanced questions involved?

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute, with support from the Trans Journalists Association, for a discussion aimed at answering these questions as well as illuminating best practices for your reporting and editing on transgender and LGBTQ+ issues. This webinar is geared for all journalists, especially those new to the beat, or from small and medium news organizations.

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Contact: Bara Vaida (BVaida@press.org)
Tagged under: Diversity, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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May 17, 2024, 11:30 am - May 17, 2024, 12:30 pm • General Journalism

Tips for Journalists: How to access & customize the LexisNexis database

Research is the basic starting point for developing story ideas, gathering information, and fact-checking. Among the places to start is using LexisNexis -- a database of legal, business, government, high-tech, and news articles. Many of these articles are not available through a basic Internet search because they are behind a paywall.

With millions of articles within the LexisNexis database, it can be easy to get lost in the database. Knowing how to customize it for your reporting purposes is key.

Join the National Press Club Journalism Institute for a webinar to learn how to use and customize LexisNexis. Award-winning investigative reporter and editor Brad Hamilton will walk participants through how to customize LexisNexis to source stories, find unexpected story angles, and to identify and reach potential sources through LexisNexis’ Contact References database.

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Contact: Bara Vaida (BVaida@press.org)
Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Webinars, Digital Journalism, Free Events

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May 29, 2024, 10:00 am - May 29, 2024, 10:30 am • SPJ Committee

Membership Committee Monthly Meeting

The SPJ Membership Committee meets monthly to discuss, strategize and create opportunities for growing Society membership and make recommendations to the national board and executive director. Please join us! We welcome your ideas

Website: Link
Contact: Joanna Hernandez (jhernandez@jou.ufl.edu)
Tagged under: SPJ Committees

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June 1, 2024 • SPJ National

Nomination Deadline: David L. Eshelman Award

The Outstanding Campus Chapter Adviser Award, initiated in 1978, is presented annually to the person who has made an exceptional contribution to the campus chapter for which he or she serves as SPJ adviser.

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Contact: SPJ Awards (awards@spj.org)
Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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June 1, 2024 • SPJ National

Nomination Deadline: Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award

Annually, the Society salutes individual members who have made significant contributions to their SPJ chapters.

The Award honors Howard Dubin who has shown outstanding membership with his service to the Society. While he contributes great sums of time, energy and money to the national Society, Mr. Dubin continues grassroots service at the chapter level.

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Contact: SPJ Awards (awards@spj.org)
Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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June 1, 2024 • SPJ National

Nomination Deadline: Wells Memorial Key

Each year, a member who is judged to have served the Society in the most outstanding fashion during the preceding year or over a period of years is presented SPJ’s highest honor for a member, the Wells Memorial Key.

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Contact: SPJ Awards (awards@spj.org)
Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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June 1, 2024 • Uncategorized

Nomination Deadline: Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award

Each of the Society’s campus chapters are encouraged to select one graduate in journalism who is outstanding in his or her class on the basis of character, service to the community, scholarship, proficiency in practical journalism and significant contributions to their SPJ chapter. From this group, the Society’s leaders will select one graduate who is considered the most outstanding for national recognition.

The Award is named in memory of Julie Galvan, a former president of the SPJ San Jose State University Campus Chapter.

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Contact: SPJ Awards (awards@spj.org)
Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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June 1, 2024 • SPJ National

Nomination Deadline: Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award

This award was created to honor Robert Lewis, SPJ President 1985-86, National FOI Chairman 1978-83 and Wells Key Recipient 1980.

From the generosity of the Lewis family, the award is given each year to a student SPJ member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism. The award assists a student with his/her attendance to SPJ's annual convention.

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Contact: SPJ Awards (awards@spj.org)
Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards

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June 8, 2024, 12:30 pm • SPJ National

SPJ Board Meeting

Materials and a Zoom link will be posted online prior to the meeting.

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Contact: SPJ (communications@spj.org)

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June 20, 2024, 12:00 pm - June 23, 2024, 3:30 pm • General Journalism

2024 IRE Conference

IRE’s annual investigative journalism conference will take place in Anaheim, California. Registration includes the welcome reception, the IRE Awards Luncheon and the closing reception.

Where: Anaheim, CA, USA
Website: Link
Contact: IRE (info@ire.org)
Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Diversity, Freelancing, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism

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June 26, 2024, 10:00 am - June 26, 2024, 10:30 am • SPJ Committee

Membership Committee Monthly Meeting

The SPJ Membership Committee meets monthly to discuss, strategize and create opportunities for growing Society membership and make recommendations to the national board and executive director. Please join us! We welcome your ideas

Website: Link
Contact: Joanna Hernandez (jhernandez@jou.ufl.edu)
Tagged under: SPJ Committees

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August 5, 2024, 9:00 am - August 9, 2024, 12:00 pm • General Journalism

Data Journalism Bootcamp - Google Sheets + Python (In-Person)

IRE’s Data Journalism Bootcamp provides a broad foundation in finding, assessing and analyzing data for anyone interested in using these skills in the newsroom. This version of the bootcamp is tailored for people who already have some experience working with data. We'll start with an accelerated overview of using spreadsheets to clean and analyze data, and then introduce Python, a powerful general-purpose programming language that you can use to analyze huge datasets, scrape data from the web, clean and reshape data, extract complex tables from PDF files and much more. We’ll also cover finding data sources, using public records, bulletproofing your analysis and best practices for using numbers in your stories. Attendees are asked to bring their own laptop and pre-install some software prior to the bootcamp. If a laptop is not available, we would be happy to provide one for you. Please reach out to logistics@ire.org to make arrangements.

IRE requires all attendees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and participants are expected to follow all COVID protocols in place at the host institution. Masks are encouraged.

Where: 401 South 9th Street, Columbia, MO, USA
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Contact: IRE Main Office (info@ire.org)
Tagged under: Students, Educators, Journalism Training

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September 26, 2024, 9:00 am • SPJ National

SPJ Board Meeting

Materials and a Zoom link will be posted online prior to the meeting.

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Contact: SPJ (communications@spj.org)

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