Time zone: Eastern (U.S.)
11 upcoming events
All times Eastern (U.S.)
September 23, 2021 - September 24, 2021 • General Journalism
The Year of the Team: Representation & Resiliency.
September 23, 2021, 5:00 pm • SPJ Local (Region 2)
Meet online with other journalists to talk about freelancing in the D.C. area. Email Stephenie Overman (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get a Zoom link.
Contact: Stephenie Overman (email@example.com)
Tagged under: Freelancing, SPJ Chapters
September 28, 2021, 4:00 pm - September 28, 2021, 5:00 pm • General Journalism
Too many freelance investigative journalists are asked to sign indemnity clauses that burden them with legal liabilities for sensitive stories. Even a frivolous lawsuit over a bulletproof investigation can wreak utter havoc with the freelancer's life and finances.
Contact: Hilary Niles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, Free Events, contracts, indemnity, liability, insurance
September 29, 2021, 2:00 pm • General Journalism
The pandemic is far from over but crucial COVID-19 protections and benefits are gone. When the Supreme Court struck down the CDC eviction moratorium in August, nearly 6 million renters -- roughly 14% -- were behind on rent, about 1 million faced the imminent threat of losing their homes, and landlords across the country were still waiting for federal rental assistance promised last spring. Some local or state moratoriums and assistance programs offer renters protection -- for now. But in many states, evictions cases are jamming the courts and families are scrambling to find increasingly scarce affordable housing. The crisis is compounded by the expiration of expanded unemployment benefits, which kept some 5.5 million people from falling into poverty during the pandemic. This webinar explores the end of renter protections, unemployment benefits and other emergency relief, and what it means for the nation’s pandemic recovery and the health and well-being of low-income people, their families and their communities. Who are the tenants at greatest risk of eviction? Who’s pursuing cases most aggressively? Why isn’t aid getting to those who need it? And how can journalists best convey the desperate struggle of so many families as the social supports that kept them afloat have vanished? Panelists will share stories from the ground, explain the aid hurdles, discuss policy solutions and offer guidance on covering housing loss and economic insecurity in your community.Website: Link
Contact: Harold Pierce (email@example.com)
Tagged under: Freelancing, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Webinars, Free Events
September 29, 2021, 4:00 pm - September 29, 2021, 5:30 pm • SPJ Community (Freelance)
The SPJ Freelance Community Board meets remotely, *generally* on the fourth Wednesday of each month, at 4 p.m. Eastern time.
Contact: Hilary Niles (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tagged under: Coronavirus, Freelancing, SPJ Communities
October 13, 2021, 7:30 pm - October 13, 2021, 9:00 pm • General Journalism
The Houston SPJ chapter, in partnership with the Bay Area New Democrats, will host a discussion with Bryan Burrough and Jason Stanford, co-authors (along with Houston Chronicle columnist Chris Tomlinson), of the new book 'Forget the Alamo: The Rise and Fall of an American Myth.'
Contact: Ruth Nasrullah (email@example.com)
Tagged under: Coronavirus, Free Events, SPJ Chapters
October 17, 2021, 5:00 pm • SPJ National
SPJ professional and college chapters are invited to apply for grants of up to $500 for innovative programs and events that help build membership. SPJ will award chapter grants three times annually in a pilot program to distribute $12,000 in newly available funds. The board's regional director caucus will pick recipients, preferring programs that recruit new members to existing chapters, revive dormant chapters, start new chapters, or connect pro and student members.Website: Link
Contact: Deb Kroll (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tagged under: Coronavirus, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Leaders
October 22, 2021, 11:30 am - October 22, 2021, 12:30 pm • General Journalism
There is no shortage of opinions online, so how do news organizations choose the voices they feature on their platforms? How do they differentiate their op-eds from the noisy crowd? Who are these op-eds and guest essays intended to serve? Is their purpose to persuade or to preach to the choir, and how often do they reach the audiences they hope to inform?
Contact: Julie Moos (email@example.com)
Tagged under: Diversity, Journalism Training, Webinars, Free Events
October 27, 2021 • General Journalism
Since 1971, RTDNA has been honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast and digital journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards. Among the most prestigious in news, the Murrow Awards recognize local and national news stories that uphold the RTDNA Code of Ethics, demonstrate technical expertise and exemplify the importance and impact of journalism as a service to the community. Murrow Award winning work demonstrates the excellence that Edward R. Murrow made a standard for the broadcast news profession.Website: Link
Contact: Tara Puckey (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Tagged under: Coronavirus
November 5, 2021 - November 7, 2021 • SPJ National
Identifying, cultivating and preparing future leaders for SPJ -- that’s why the SPJ Future Leaders Academy was created.
December 13, 2021 • SPJ National
Fellows of the Society is the highest professional honor awarded by SPJ, for extraordinary contribution to the profession of journalism. Nominations are open to anyone in the journalism community. Winners will be honored at the Excellence in Journalism Convention.Website: Link
Contact: SPJ Awards (email@example.com)
Tagged under: Coronavirus, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards