Chapter Honored by SPJ National

The Central Ohio chapter of SPJ has been named one of 10 chapters honored today with Circle of Excellence Awards by the national organization.

In the category of professional development, the Central Ohio Pro Chapter was honored with the award for large chapters for its programs, workshops and lectures. Nine programs addressed topics including diversity, FOI, investigative reporting, media law, podcasting and religion.

Winners were determined by SPJ volunteers who oversee chapter involvement, using filed annual reports as a guide.

This year’s awards will be presented on Aug. 26 at the President’s Installation Banquet during the 2006 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference at the Hyatt Regency Chicago.