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June 9, 2023, 7:00 pm - June 9, 2023, 8:00 pm • SPJ Local (Region 1)

From the Newsroom to the Classroom: How to Land a College Teaching Post

Are you considering transitioning from working journalist to journalism professor? The Press Club of Long Island and SPJ New England have the event for you. The chapters will present 'From the Newsroom to the Classroom: How to Land a College Teaching Post' on Thursday, June 8, at 7 p.m. Eastern via Zoom. You’ll hear from three experienced journalism educators -- Liza Burby, Zachary Dowdy and Holli Haerr -- each of whom has also been an outstanding reporter. We’ll discuss how to land your first teaching post, how to effectively manage a classroom, and how to advise young people on the ins and outs of journalism.

Website: Link
Contact: Brendan O'Reilly (brendan.j.oreilly@gmail.com)
Tagged under: Educators, Journalism Training, Webinars, Free Events, SPJ Chapters


June 14, 2023, 7:00 pm - June 14, 2023, 8:00 pm • Uncategorized

SPJ Bylaws Committee Meeting

SPJ Bylaws Committee meeting

Website: Link
Contact: Adam J Sennott (sennott.adam@gmail.com)
Tagged under: Coronavirus


June 14, 2023, 2:30 pm - June 14, 2023, 3:30 pm • SPJ National

The Future of Journalism with Kevin Merida, Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Times

The Society of Professional Journalists is a sponsor of this event, being held at The California Club in Los Angeles.

With the advent of the internet, social media, and 24/7 live news coverage, the media has evolved more than almost any other field over the last two decades. Misinformation is common, as online platforms have given the public unlimited access to information, as well as the means to disseminate it quickly and widely, no matter how accurate. Recognizing fact vs. fiction has become increasingly difficult.

Traditional news outlets are combatting misinformation by adhering to high standards and continuing to provide fact-based, nonpartisan information. But how will today’s journalists protect the integrity of the discipline amidst so many competing sources of news?

On Wednesday, June 14, join us for a conversation with L.A. Times Executive Editor Kevin Merida, moderated by Tracy Williams, CEO and President of Olmstead Williams Communications. During the lunch discussion, the two will discuss “The Future of Journalism” and shed light on how newspapers can continue to be a bastion of truth for the masses.

Where: The California Club, 538 Flower St, Los Angeles, CA 90071
Website: Link
Contact: Jennifer Royer (jroyer@spj.org )


June 17, 2023, 7:00 pm - June 17, 2023, 8:00 pm • SPJ National

Sigma Delta Chi Awards virtual Ceremony

Join SPJ for the Sigma Delta Chi Awards virtual ceremony. Winners for the 2022 awards will be announced for the first time during the virtual awards presentation. The ceremony also celebrates student journalism with the announcement of the MOEy Best in Show Award recognizing the best student journalism in the country from SPJ’s Mark of Excellence Awards.

The SDX Awards are some of the most prestigious and coveted awards given to journalists. Judges choose the winners from nearly 1,500 entries. The SDX Awards date back to 1932, when the Society first honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. Now, more than 75 awards recognize the best in professional journalism in print/online, audio, television and more.

Website: Link
Contact: SPJ (awards@spj.org)
Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Freelancing, International Journalism, Students, Digital Journalism, Free Events, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards


June 21, 2023, 5:00 pm - June 21, 2023, 7:30 pm • SPJ Local (Region 11)

Summer Solstice Soiree: 'Beer for Bylines'

Phoenix journalists and communicators: Bring a recent byline and tell the story of how you got the story, and SPJ Valley of the Sun Pro Chapter will buy you a beer (or non-alcoholic beverage). It's called 'Beer for Bylines' at our annual #SummerSolsticeSoiree, 5 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at @State48Brewery at 345 W. Van Buren St., downtown Phoenix. Enjoy a cold beverage with colleagues and competitors on the year's longest day. Find out more: https://phoenixspj.org/2023/05/24/join-spj-for-a-cold-one-on-the-years-longest-day-beer-for-bylines-at-our-summer-solstice-soiree-june-21/

Where: State 48 Brewery, 345 W. Van Buren St., Phoenix, AZ
Website: Link
Contact: Tim Eigo (tim.eigo@staff.azbar.org)


June 22, 2023 • SPJ National

Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award Deadline

The Society of Professional Journalists Foundation presents the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award to honor a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment.

Mr. Pulliam, who died in January 1999, was publisher of The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News until his death and was well-known for consistently supporting activities which educated the public about First Amendment rights and values. The Foundation has established this annual award to honor those committed to the same goals and as a tribute to the professional contributions that he made to journalism.

Annually at the SPJ National Convention, the SPJ Foundation will honor an individual, group of individuals or organization with a $10,000 cash award and an engraved crystal. The honoree(s) also will receive transportation (airfare and two-night hotel stay) to the national convention.

Website: Link
Contact: Zoë Berg (zberg@spj.org)
Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ National Awards, SPJ Convention, SDX Foundation


June 24, 2023 - June 29, 2023 • Uncategorized

Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference

In June 2023, we have our annual Al Neuharth Free Spirit and Journalism Conference for high school juniors. Students selected for the program receive an all-expenses-paid trip to the nation’s capital where they are introduced to top journalists, as well as a $1,000 scholarship to the college of their choice. The program was established to inspire students to pursue journalism in 1999 to honor Al Neuharth, founder of The Freedom Forum and USA TODAY.

Where: Washington D.C., DC, USA
Website: Link
Contact: Stephanie Taylor (sktaylor@freedomforum.org)
Tagged under: Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, Journalism Awards, Scholarships


June 30, 2023 • SPJ National

The SPJ News Applications Due

Through The SPJ News, the Society prepares the next generation of storytellers and truth seekers. Ten student journalists will be selected to cover presentations and events at the SPJ national convention, SPJ23 in Las Vegas. Their work will be published on The #SPJNews23 digital site. The SPJ News team includes three professional journalists who serve as mentors and guide the students during the convention. The program gives student journalists the opportunity to cover sessions, panels, keynote speakers and other events at the convention.

Website: Link
Contact: Zoë Berg (zberg@spj.org)
Tagged under: Students, Journalism Training, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ Convention


July 13, 2023 • Uncategorized

SPJ Annual Report Due

SPJ professional and student chapters are asked to report on their activities each year to satisfy SPJ bylaws and to be considered for chapter awards.

SPJ’s 12 regional coordinators use these answers to select Chapters of the Year, as well as Circle of Excellence winners. Campus chapter reports should be filled out by a chapter member, not the adviser.

You can find the form below.

Website: Link
Contact: Chrystal O'Keefe (cokeefe@spj.org)
Tagged under: SPJ Chapters


July 21, 2023 - July 23, 2023 • SPJ National

SPJ Future Leaders Academy

This live three-day educational experience offers an opportunity for up-and-coming leaders to learn about the history, programs, and operations of the Society. It offers core training through interactive, meaningful, and practical leadership development experiences with a goal of building confidence, connections, and capacity

Where: Carmel, IN
Website: Link
Contact: Karyn Nishimura Sneath (ksneath@hq.spj.org)
Tagged under: SPJ Chapters, SPJ Committees, SPJ Leaders


August 31, 2023, 8:00 pm - August 31, 2023, 9:00 pm • Uncategorized

Quarterly Connection - for chapter leaders

Quarterly meeting for chapter leaders! The staff will provide updates and critical information to prepare chapter leaders for our annual convention.

Be sure to register for the Zoom meeting here:
Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Website: Link
Contact: Karyn Nishimura Sneath (ksneath@spj.org)
Tagged under: SPJ Chapters


September 28, 2023 - October 1, 2023 • SPJ National

SPJ23 Annual Convention

Register at https://www.spj.org/convention-register.asp

Where: Planet Hollywood Way, Las Vegas
Website: Link
Contact: SPJ (convention@spj.org)
Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Diversity, Freelancing, International Journalism, Generation J, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Committees, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards, SPJ Convention, SPJ Communities, SDX Foundation, SPJ Leaders, SPJ President, Convention