Category: National SPJ

Region IV Director: EIJ17 early bird prices end tomorrow

From Patricia Newberry, outgoing SPJ Region IV director — Folks: Just a reminder that the best rates for EIJ17 end tomorrow. I invite you to consider attending the national Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) convention in Anaheim, Calif., this Sept. 6-10. Co-sponsored by

SPJ National: No on ‘secret executions’

The Society of Professional Journalists urges Ohio lawmakers to vote “no” to House Bill 663, the so-called Secret Executions Bill. SPJ joins its Region 4 leaders and the Ohio Newspaper Association in denouncing the bill.

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Notes from the 2013 SPJ national convention

Board member Phil Rudell represented the chapter at the SPJ national convention in Anaheim, Calif., last month. Here’s the report he filed with the board at its Sept. 9 meeting.

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Sunshine Week: An update on government openness in Ohio

It’s Sunshine Week again and journalists around Ohio and the U.S. are making an effort to educate the public about the importance of government transparency.

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National convention report

Board member Phil Rudell represented the chapter at the national convention in New Orleans and submitted this report to the board explaining his votes: Our chapter was awarded 2 delegate votes. I voted for the candidacies of Taylor Mirfendereski of

SSU chapter joins Society of Professional Journalists

PORTSMOUTH, OHIO — Journalists don’t buy the mantra that no news is good news. This fall, the nationally recognized organization, Society of Professional Journalists, comes to southern Ohio with the creation of the SPJ Southern Ohio Chapter (SPJ/SO). Spearheaded by

Southern Ohio SPJ chapter forming

The Southern Ohio chapter-in-formation of the Society of Professional Journalists officially launched its bid to create a regional organization this week with the activation of the chapter’s Web site, Serving counties in southern Ohio and northern counties of Kentucky

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

National Wants Your Opinion

In the wake of stirring controversies surrounding the media’s use of confidential sources, SPJ would like to hear what’s on your mind. Are confidential sources vital to your reporting? Does the public have a right to know who your sources

Cadwallader Wins!

Using a grass-roots campaign of meeting delegates face-to-face, a poker-chip size promotional sticker, and a flyer touting his past experience, Bruce Cadwallader of The Columbus Dispatch won the election for national secretary-treasurer at the SPJ National Convention in Las Vegas.