Bill Bush and Jennifer Smith Richards will be presented the First Amendment Award at the Central Ohio SPJ Pro Chapter’s annual Founders Day event for their work on the “Counting Kids Out” series, an investigation that continues to make headlines.

Long before he became a politician, Mike Curtin made his name by writing about Ohio politics. The former Dispatch editor and freshman state representative for the 17th district will be our keynote speaker for the 2013 Founders Day, May 16 at the Fawcett Center.

David Carr, the respected and influential media writer for the New York Times, and one of America’s most recognized journalists thanks to his role in the film “Page One,” will visit Ohio State University’s School of Communication March 1 as part of the William D. Stewart Lecture Series.

Digital strategist Adam Schweigert will discuss the best apps for journalists at a Feb. 21 Ohio State University SPJ student chapter event sponsored by the pro chapter. The event is scheduled for 6 p.m. in room 106 of the Journalism Building, 242 W. 18th Ave. on the OSU campus. The Tuttle garage is the closest to the venue.