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March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017 SPJ Local (Region 4)
SPJ Region 4 Conference

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/society-of-professional-journalists-region-4-conferencedetroit-tickets-31366146990

Contact: Walter Middlebrook

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, R4


March 31, 2017 - April 1, 2017 SPJ Local (Region 6)
SPJ Region 6 Conference

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://midwestjournalism.com/

Contact: Christine Paige Diers

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters,


April 1, 2017 SPJ Local (Region 12)
SPJ Region 12 Conference

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/2017-spj-region-12-spring-conference-tickets-32375455860

Contact: Amanda Womac

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters,


April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017 SPJ Local (Region 1)
SPJ Region 1 Conference

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://spj.org/regionalconf.asp

Contact: Michael Arena

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters,


April 7, 2017 - April 8, 2017 SPJ Local (Region 2)
SPJ Region 2 Conference

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/society-of-professional-journalists-region-2-conference-tickets-31450281639

Contact: Colin Donohue

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters,


April 8, 2017 SPJ Local (Region 5)
SPJ Region 5 Conference

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://www.spj.org/journcamp-r5.asp

Contact: Michele Day

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters,


April 17, 2017 SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: SPJ Regional Director of the Year Award

The Regional Director of the Year Award honors individuals serving as an SPJ regional director for outstanding service to the region and the national organization during the preceding year. Only one award may be presented in any given year.

More information: http://spj.org/a-doy.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ Chapters, SPJ National Awards, SPJ Leaders,


April 17, 2017 SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award

Annually, the Society salutes individual members who have made significant contributions to their SPJ chapters. The Award honors Howard Dubin who has shown outstanding membership with his service to the Society. While he contributes great sums of time, energy and money to the national Society, Mr. Dubin continues grassroots service at the chapter level.

More information: http://spj.org/a-dubin.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards,


April 17, 2017 SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award

The Outstanding Campus Chapter Adviser Award, initiated in 1978, is presented annually to the person who has made an exceptional contribution to the campus chapter for which he or she serves as SPJ adviser.

More information: http://spj.org/a-eshelman.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Educators, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards,


April 17, 2017 SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award

Each of the Society's campus chapters are encouraged to select one graduate in journalism who is outstanding in his or her class on the basis of character, service to the community, scholarship, proficiency in practical journalism and significant contributions to their SPJ chapter. From this group, the Society's leaders will select one graduate who is considered the most outstanding for national recognition.

More information: http://spj.org/a-galvan.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Students, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards,


April 17, 2017 SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: SPJ Wells Memorial Key

Each year, a member who is judged to have served the Society in the most outstanding fashion during the preceding year or over a period of years is presented SPJ's highest honor for a member, the Wells Memorial Key.

More information: http://spj.org/a-wellsmem.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, SPJ Leaders,


April 19, 2017 SPJ National
Application Deadline: The EIJ News

The Society of Professional Journalists is seeking 10 interns for the EIJ News. Interns will cover the Excellence in Journalism conference using a variety of digital approaches (video, social, audio, photos, written stories) that will be published online. Collegiate multimedia journalists are invited to apply for these select positions.

More information: http://spj.org/eijnews.asp

Contact: Chris Vachon

Tagged under: Students, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, Excellence in Journalism, EIJ17


April 23, 2017 - April 28, 2017 SPJ National
SPJ Ethics Week 2017

Ethics Week is a time to recognize journalists who seek truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently, and are accountable and transparent. Be sure to read Code Words, the SPJ Ethics Committee blog, every day as committee members and SPJ volunteers explore everything from drone journalism to virtual reality. Watch for details on how you can talk ethics with members of the SPJ Ethics Committee during our Ethics Week Twitter chat, and brush up on your journalism ethics knowledge so you are ready for our Ethics Week Twitter contest and the chance to win SPJ prizes!

More information: http://www.spj.org/ethicsweek.asp

Contact: Rachel Semple

Tagged under: Ethics, Journalism Training, Free Events,


April 28, 2017 SPJ Local (Region 11)
SPJ Region 11 Conference

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://www.spjconference2017.com/

Contact: Claire Trageser

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters,


April 28, 2017 - April 30, 2017 SPJ National
Ted Scripps Leadership Institute: Kansas City

The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute helps participants become better leaders by offering a mix of sessions focused on interpersonal and organizational leadership skills, as well as sound chapter management practices. Leaders can immerse themselves in everything SPJ, take an intuitive look at their own leadership style and make time for serious personal reflection, all while building new relationships with other SPJ leaders.

More information: http://spj.org/scripps-kc.asp

Contact: Chrystal Parvin

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Communities, SPJ Leaders, Scripps


May 5, 2017 - May 6, 2017 SPJ Local (Region 7)
SPJ Region 7 Conference

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://www.kcpressclub.org/home/1649-2/

Contact: Kari Williams

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters,


May 6, 2017 SPJ Local (Region 10)
SPJ Region 10 Conference

SPJ's Regional Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today's new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms. Enhance yourself and your journalism career by attending a Regional Conference in your area.

More information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/spj-region-10-build-a-better-journalist-conference-tickets-32466568380

Contact: Ethan Chung

Tagged under: Journalism Training, SPJ Chapters,


May 30, 2017 SPJ National
Deadline: SPJ Pro Chapter Annual Reports

Annual reports are required for all pro and student chapters. Regional directors use these reports to pick Chapter of the Year, First Amendment, Diversity, Chapter Communications, Campus Relations and Professional Development awards.

More information: http://www.spj.org/ar-campus.asp

Contact: Chrystal Parvin

Tagged under: SPJ Chapters, SPJ Leaders,


May 30, 2017 SPJ National
Deadline: SPJ Campus Chapter Annual Reports

Annual reports are required for all pro and student chapters. Regional directors use these reports to pick Chapter of the Year, First Amendment, Diversity, Chapter Communications, Campus Relations and Professional Development awards.

More information: http://www.spj.org/ar-campus.asp

Contact: Chrystal Parvin

Tagged under: Students, Educators, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Leaders,


June 5, 2017 SPJ National
Application Deadline: Columbia Journalism School Student Fellowships

The Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism is providing SPJ with scholarship funds for five SPJ student members from any school to attend the Excellence in Journalism conference.

The intent is to provide future journalists the ability to attend major national events so they can network with fellow students, professionals and employers; receive training by participating in conference workshops, panels and speaking events; and learn about trends in journalism that will better prepare them for good careers.

More information: http://www.spj.org/c-grant-students.asp

Contact: Chris Vachon

Tagged under: Internships/Fellowships/Grants, Excellence in Journalism,


June 5, 2017 SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award

This award was created to honor Robert Lewis, SPJ President 1985-86, National FOI Chairman 1978-83 and Wells Key Recipient 1980.

From the generosity of the Lewis family, the award is given each year to a student SPJ member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism. The award assists a student with his/her attendance to SPJ's annual convention.

More information: http://www.spj.org/c-grant-dglewis.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards, Excellence in Journalism,


June 5, 2017 SPJ National
Application Deadline: Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program

SPJ works to promote a broader voice for diverse journalists in newsrooms across the country, and to expand the depth and quality of news reporting through better sourcing.

Diversity efforts are just as important within the SPJ membership as they are in newsrooms and in reporting. Strengthening SPJ's diversity membership representation is important to the organization's health and future. The Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program is an opportunity for members to become more acquainted with SPJ through exposure to the Society. This educational process begins at the national conference and includes a complimentary conference registration and paid travel to the event. Each year, SPJ selects six members to participate in the program and they are referred to as SPJ Diversity Leadership Fellows.

More information: http://www.spj.org/c-grant-diversity.asp

Contact: Chris Vachon

Tagged under: Diversity, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, Excellence in Journalism,


June 5, 2017 SPJ National
Application Deadline: Terry Harper Memorial Scholarship

SPJ will award scholarships to the Excellence in Journalism conference in memory of Terry Harper, SPJ's executive director from 2002 to 2009.

Terry passed away on June 2, 2009 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. At the young age of 45, he left behind a loving wife, two teenage sons and an SPJ family that loved and respected him.

As executive director, one of Terry's highest priorities was the development of high-caliber training opportunities for SPJ members. In honor of Terry's lasting efforts to improve SPJ and the entire journalism community, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation set up a memorial fund following his death. With a generous outpouring of support, the Society can now proudly provide scholarships to SPJ members to attend its annual convention.

More information: http://www.spj.org/c-grant-harper.asp

Contact: Chris Vachon

Tagged under: Journalism Training, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, Excellence in Journalism,


June 22, 2017 SPJ National
Entry Deadline: Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award

Established by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award recognizes, with a $10,000 award, accomplishments on behalf of First Amendment freedoms by an individual, group of individuals or an organization.

More information: http://spj.org/a-pulliam.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards, SDX Foundation,


June 22, 2017 SPJ National
Entry Deadline: Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing

The Pulliam Editorial Fellowship awards $75,000 to an editorial writer to help broaden his or her journalistic horizons and knowledge of the world. Provided by the SDX Foundation, the annual award can be used to cover the cost of study, research and/or travel in any field.

More information: http://spj.org/a-pulliamfellow.asp

Contact: SPJ Awards

Tagged under: Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards, SDX Foundation,


June 30, 2017 SPJ National
Deadline: SPJ Chapter Grant Applications

SPJ's professional and college chapters are invited to apply for grants of up to $500 for local and regional programs.

SPJ will award Chapter Grants three times during 2017 in a pilot program to distribute $12,000 in newly available funds. The board's Regional Directors Caucus will determine the recipients, with preference for programs that help recruit new members to existing chapters; revive dormant chapters; start new chapters; or connect pro and student members.

More information: http://www.spj.org/chaptergrants.asp

Contact: Patti Newberry

Tagged under: Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Leaders,


July 15, 2017 SPJ National
Nomination Deadline: Heroes of the 50 States: The State Government Hall of fame

A joint venture by SPJ and the National Freedom of Information Coalition. It was developed by leaders in both organizations as a way to recognize long-term contributions of individuals to open government in their respective states.

More information: http://spj.org/a-heroes50.asp

Contact: NFOIC

Tagged under: SPJ National Awards, Journalism Awards,


August 31, 2017 SPJ National
Deadline: SPJ Chapter Grant Applications

SPJ's professional and college chapters are invited to apply for grants of up to $500 for local and regional programs.

SPJ will award Chapter Grants three times during 2017 in a pilot program to distribute $12,000 in newly available funds. The board's Regional Directors Caucus will determine the recipients, with preference for programs that help recruit new members to existing chapters; revive dormant chapters; start new chapters; or connect pro and student members.

More information: http://www.spj.org/chaptergrants.asp

Contact: Patti Newberry

Tagged under: Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ Chapters, SPJ Leaders,


September 7, 2017 - September 9, 2017 SPJ National
Excellence in Journalism 2017

EIJ is headed back to California! Circle your calendars today and join us in September for the journalism conference of the year.

More information: http://excellenceinjournalism.org

Contact: Chris Vachon

Tagged under: Freedom of Information, Ethics, Diversity, Freelancing, International Journalism, Generation J, Students, Educators, Journalism Training, Digital Journalism, Internships/Fellowships/Grants, SPJ Chapters, SPJ National Awards, SPJ Local Awards, Journalism Awards, Excellence in Journalism, SPJ Communities, SDX Foundation, SPJ Leaders,

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