SPJ Leads http://www.spj.org/ SPJ Delivers Today's Media News en-us Copyright 2006 Society of Professional Journalists 1440 Talking taxes, Spread the #SPJSunshine http://www.spj.org/spjleadsr.asp?REF=540 <em>"What is much more important to me is independent, honest and responsible journalism. I'm a journalist who believes in something and represents certain values." - Photog Burhan Özbilici, who captured the assassination of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey, on <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPE-l8PEM9JcRCum2fYsCdfZN8ICOeQ_KT5quRMWxOF4r-Y0c8H5bsOSylLvJl5focJxhMvMvqIijFJkYcjxZejPwbSJXByvwofZxuphKGvFdBRPr1ySVoMRGirz1eyoejBOF4F56D7wpVwW8REzbuiXnzghsnqfotn5HKCXBi_i3HsDYt5mQDj6pgh9hVX6CrIYqWgJlXgUGmyV6cF_Rf2E16vQh3eTOkr-1O0Jbaot-p1neh-yhKUufvGjfphUBaA==&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">why journalism is more important than his recent World Press Photo award</a>.</em><br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">WHAT'S HAPPENING</strong><br> <br> High school journalists at the Townsend Harris High School newspaper, <i>The Classic</i>, are fighting back against the claim by a  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPE-l8PEM9JcRG7sD5rkdSLmrMAipEVDUcAKK8-d4H8d8Iiy24dLwri72N5dIaIK-6r54TSCgEZWQZWIBNYTOgZzhdDdIMaJUAPDYSUj_FGfaW1XwSXEsUac=&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Department of Education official</a> that their reporting on the interim principal is 'fake news.'<br> <br> Celebrate Sunshine Week with the experts: <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPEFO0o4QGlK2WXIuEcV9Vd4SVWRyCzUhfxx_VBGObwkREYBSm4OTVzwLCI2qan2DIX9OSPX7huiX1LEibVIP-4GtaLizOBGy4wi5YVRFlrJPZfrz3Ee9LTzXdQVuLBFkJVMkzSQxug_i&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Check out events across the country here</a> and read about   <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPE-l8PEM9JcRq4LguUMh0E1_3kfGKiMY6ULiyWGy1Y4n5P0eY7BZs_4cQP0xvJCbnZV_5IXzeS_EB3a9ELzBGZatXhIyZgFM_3dP3r1rI4AsblOxdEl2jnBo1Yq5emetHAz9KL2wWQYQt6I0PFDwJtrjSS7qIiLBjjBBB3cU0mMWpUwbtmvSBGO9AkSsMM_dqp_lEKuGSiH2ROjeAftFI5hmGaaF5EdSjSkdr4bci3Pi&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">why freedom of information faces problems and how experts say those can be solved</a>. And, spread some #SPJSunshine in our Twitter chat at noon EDT today.<br> <br> U.S. Department of State briefings are open to all journalists.   <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPE-l8PEM9JcRJEBV8iw4_KoklKIJPQSV0gm4Rd_Fvcnk51fRiHQVDieTMSb7t-2-0pTZOkjXtJ-RZU3mcuWMoel12Z3a9Pdyq6LzMSbbzQ0fppgt3lo3m6oDoZ3u2_Be87m6bchAT4QK0uoFcs1j4GajMVs0eYZOcQ==&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Read up and participate in the calls</a> to help hold the government accountable.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">ETHICS ESSENTIALS</strong><br> <br> Talking taxes today? Throwback: Last year, <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPITRvY7A2g3uRspOyoo87Js1njPkNlrUXMfZcEV5rAR7IHKIL7Zu4Ck5FeAR3cHoanvaI1SWFEOtBJ-1Rt1T6UDau2Gce3M-3Q5qBGy0rZl27IdX1k1YB6sJAdnXKwArowz7ZixS6QSoafVKgOcI7HYdGsKu8etAOmbzxR4YrmIDsEDI-MW1zfpnUhTBhNgPk2au0FkAW9E9&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">SPJ Ethics Chair Andrew Seaman wrote about the NYT decision to publish Trump's 1995 returns</a>.<br> <br> Online harassment of journalists isn't just an internet issue, it's an ethical issue <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPE-l8PEM9JcRDL6RNFbSlnhdGbtdafHwnmo6d9wzUtCQcqB-mq2GZ6eKqqzX2odpUUMGDBVI0msrfAmutleny8SlwD6AhRFpoTWJ32lFHZ_uoSz0JnuLEL17AGmu0xRdLBGFmOAw8_VoHhVLbgrfFDE=&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">says SPJ Ethics Committee Chair Andrew Seaman</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">GET A GIG</strong><br> <br> Early birds apply here: <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPE-l8PEM9JcRdgIb_omSKxoSONvMxSSN9k22lEuNIvWJwevTy79Wqb9IxEW4WYBwHqAIjsX2R7n539rLYAtrtxnoWnsnUQZX_S4uu2YCbrbzr1nh0n8BCTi0y3l1lV0stoKMBKnsjfzlkQ70kpjRgNMCY_izLuDSyF7IC6XmaPWNhpMbEl8Sr-4=&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Morning Executive Producer</a> in Asheville, NC.<br> <br> Up for a challenge? Sun Company Inc.'s <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPE-l8PEM9JcRp5paskzVOd2SwoHrnfREt-6G3BpWXReqObHuHLcjVY5YrFBi-_soU8QSc78da-Sha1r321m923ZO6aDXlk4Guyru3kLQU-04HzJjrn_lMV8YWCxpk37GcKpGJm4j8nnbRubYfySFEgUc4Sumz0o8mt9xSqjRW3p0ISo5ym7nTEbnY8pWVODGhu_u8TjexpzfmjeFSoXZB9I=&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">investigative spot</a> at the Rio Grande Sun invites you to "cover a county beat ripe with corruption" in New Mexico.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">LEARN SOME STUFF</strong><br> <br> Data journalism: Love it or hate it, you need to know about it. Don't miss <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPFMKJ2UaNNNbkihFc0ORaV0w5WwCj9UVFyuaCUb71g8-bUMKViIn8R6gneVG4S58WJezX-Y3m8cA-pwovFJZRPU2uHRrsljKiTaccb9lI4Bhau5pzeE0k4kUKk-eTUlVWisin4ot8pQ9&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">this afternoon's free webinar</a>.<br> <br> Are Google Tools a mystery to you? Tell <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPE-l8PEM9JcRgkE2Y9rM6trP6IalJJuvv-MS4bsLetkiZ4t6dBK3DNVcsw3HDF0vMHyeS8q0RbDdRCzLTqQRTxtAc9Lloy_pWBvq-TPZXYjS8ikkZMPFaUB4ZdNmY3tdmA==&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">SPJ's trainers</a> what they should be teaching <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPFMKJ2UaNNNbzHX_3i1wz4VZhxjiAn7XXZLz6iYetmNLeAv72W_X-3K9MZPVl1BVh0TtMSuviVvtQmifUfCSeXdPZD2xp0wxvS85NQhzi9oDOgCrSyyPMyjY6qTR_X6rRLA9nkB1Wt6d&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a> and request a training at your work <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPE-l8PEM9JcRi01HXHr7M6DwGrwxPyz76AuOjmr4pb3aAJCmiut64iBSU-AeqeZH5_wMrdDGFFfp4XA2bps4pEolPvjIDZ-Mn0zGDK26IzegeE1_1DBgtjy0YpyRvRvXcOQuD8fo_NPxBM7xL5xYUWQYzqNEJafj0_buwF6SwHQu0BMOwf9-6O68WWgt5bpiKafRC94pK5ClDc8DogEUUqJ-T5lPLLg6CcL48CuN-L15&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">GIVE A LITTLE</strong><br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPE-l8PEM9JcRzZSFMiylmUkQQXGTAX27fUp6KD1wJT622JVE5_bDg7NpOBtqFtmDnRygDSc6LPmkGTMcVogwmJp2Qjh4k31p2cFcEbGKIoX75d5NgH65F4U-hQ1I5kUHFJtkQ7HV3JwdILURRAWzOM403J8P1I-1HXqByXNmQRMYmoSurWmv7ZNiOT0xvyamZtaKSF7noEkv&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Sponsor a student subscription to the New York Times</a>. Inquiring students will thank you.<br> <br> Spread some warm fuzzies by nominating someone for  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPBKjIp8jnqsqwpgQatghSkp5HThmsiLhTgUlWwm0-HnXYCSskR9g_lCLvHnMHkln9wTaaJtvCpgDZuQER4qbAtFeqisPR3yj7dMnvmKQ-QuyshZbSh8K9JM524SFjuPODwUnexULcC4Q&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">one of these awards</a>.  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPDqPoH53vHj5I9U61-qmQj5M-4dHVsTfs_mOvsmLqqRGPXzdxtrsXfNsRpqdtJnmIMaxgPYlYBtC1uQfHD-ceGgxUw1NRXnlMJlRGwlQtWVCEMGVgpS5A7_QRxynL0d-7wTHpLE7zmNw&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Or these</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ QUICK FIX</strong><br> <br> Coming up: The journalism conference of the year.  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPKORbZqjpag_00UbNgwuhgzEpS7SciPDNGxERTNZQac6dJ8GdRAwCq-94wC-_1SnCbcbIe6XrZU9dw2GSpttaLN8TpLtY_UZ7OhOoDiHkh6ZdbsjKMUduLFBF5aGWFsS1Q==&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Register starting Thursday, March 16</a> +  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001rdFep_JfgFxEUbEw6gbnO9VWZy594ZqsQP04CFo38GeL1I-yNNrXPDcq_-K72STcec_mIVwWJlIGh8FDbmm-Yjpj__G0DuxoVdGI5FGSamML8Go-bs9pf3bswOgCU-IzdLl9wdFQuOgBLMp28pK8c55l7H4vzaT1bqmaEhd2Bi318QigsBq-TzOp9bhIsFdhA7NoekQZV9X6u3skuV8lzg==&c=axY65e7q4MAqtiMaGFM8ZhU_ew4Aow965lxj0Hvo1ddK30JklWadGA==&ch=Qf-YNk4Ewq9AnevTM_BOUevsgdSu3d48U2LMYK8NiGzMGRGLbLE7dQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">book your room</a>. Wed, 15 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -1700 Let the Sunshine in, Register for SPJ Scripps http://www.spj.org/spjleadsr.asp?REF=539 <strong class="leadsheadline">Celebrate Sunshine Week March 12-19</strong><br> <br> Starting Sunday, it's Sunshine Week! Follow along with the <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27cbKMgyrwkQrDCsxOeRBwNLS2VJwc9nrmhMAH62vSeUZeZXjuTztNnTxBGz5OjJ4Vw20eQZOK7ilz-YKCIGIB3oSxWVNIVQ7aRtQS8sIahrjI0FKTQszFsdIu9Bw8d9OKQ==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">official Sunshine Week account</a> on Twitter and join the discussion about the importance of understanding and preserving open government.<br> <br> Keep an eye on SPJ's website and social media accounts for blog posts, a Google Hangout, the 2016 Black Hole Award "winner" and more! And be sure to tune in to the Jim Bohannon Show at 10 p.m. EDT March 16 for a FOI DAY discussion with SPJ National President Lynn Walsh. <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27QOZCrkmQqvxvkomNvOC26vU1Ga9WksuFDZGzUwjIaGf3LGRCRs2UVzUgs_j393tZGuvjsSE93VscEShUlQJ0peZO7TS8DhcfKXwyTe2ZKSCVtyA6nSUtvlUjv7JlBDRWnOCZxFaaRWhdOpKd5k6YAY=&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Find a station here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Registration for EIJ17 opens March 16</strong><br> <br> Don't wait! You can register beginning March 16 for the journalism conference of the year. Get details on your <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27ZdviaisPH07Rdca43qAlR4LPEWjG1cr7NykTxGOeQ2UG4M0kWVGy9JmrPjfx8xLNJ12waciFSFWWTokT3nOS-SQ9QMR_a8TdOCAVnZwjIrCDj-SFftNPWoYA3czD3puXpIjzngg8-VPdPEnv3OQ9JVAu_z6d_GBwg==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">hotel</a> and <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27eXs7pFbPFF7bpQjAEP7zJljBhD76tCQtsZxlxtu1DyINwZ9HoTqQ8SWsZmgTCQhU-lR6Dz0res_fB-IvOM__KpIZpSJjjcKYkiXw4bzTZKnFt_0yCccaDVUlqVmX3UNEjxPjWnT2pud9HfuzOwwvserc_NC-gdJww==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">travel</a> arrangements and join us in Anaheim, California, Sept. 7-9!<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Students: Apply for the EIJ News Team</strong><br> <br> Collegiate multimedia journalists are invited to apply for these positions covering the Excellence in Journalism conference by midnight EDT, April 19. Read more and apply <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27VpAyi0ZzASLSPj4Sb9KdrJW52Om1yw3UILZKLUnp0ecxuhMOn3iGnj79AyF6XjG3CkFUFYo_6yurQw2Q6dgsBfMKLnV63FYAib8E3o5-RQVFEyHUjUtxyVpoUOafkDQHw==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Data Journalism: Finding and Using Basic Data Tools</strong><br> <br> Learn about how to use data portals, Google Tables and online databases to get data at 1 p.m. EDT / 10 a.m. PDT, March 15. We'll also show you how to scrape tables out of a government page using Google Sheets and a script. <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27QOZCrkmQqvxFEAAeFHgjvDnaGb9yGZ7ToxuMqzxMv-6ED9RLJ6WLy9P034uWIKsJvCPD4Q3O0h60nNnLNjlrTj5ZVdhG012_nJ_mgOORqwRgMSLUZZ7lnmYyF71TmGOc9rEtQsVAHsh&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Register here</a> and <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27QCsisgV5yJFl8lu4OaaKQOFdhguKpQ9Hb7EAExkOpvpmuE9aM2s3hLuVHjJJYjIORi8bqOJCnw7ydnOQMmZ0b5BZoZbvpLz5YumLWNGb0KWZUJFq46rKxV1_zpxtqrnqf_xFnY6YxT4&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">bookmark resources here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">JournCamp and Region 5 Conference in Indianapolis</strong><br> <br> SPJ is combining its traveling training, <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27QOZCrkmQqvxtJMktTE9-92XPKfTtRnEDrufoFWqY68WlnWLSvvmxmZ25RcmZXZZkbmdE95fkkAoAJnOwkm66GEKDziGp7IdaYRh1JhuuiKRMqALPg8RrSZjyuWGDm4OcNlk79D7PGuA&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">JournCamp</a>, with the annual Region 5 conference for Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky on April 8.<br> <br> You'll get a day of in-depth training and networking to help your career. And we'll also recognize the best collegiate journalism with Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards. <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27QOZCrkmQqvxtJMktTE9-92XPKfTtRnEDrufoFWqY68WlnWLSvvmxmZ25RcmZXZZkbmdE95fkkAoAJnOwkm66GEKDziGp7IdaYRh1JhuuiKRMqALPg8RrSZjyuWGDm4OcNlk79D7PGuA&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Check out the details and register here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Scripps: See you in Kansas City!</strong><br> <br> The Scripps Leadership Institute is  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27T1R96fexgHoCxcEpYLG3D4ndlmhLsfs8rNz9_i-GGKmyAWWO-_zCA76kPLwVNctnvv5j3j6KTxHN_VIM6wRqwquRSMzbE5q0zXIodciQFbm9V8ZET5ueecXz3rE3aayRA==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">rolling into Kansas City, Missouri, April 28-30.</a> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27X_Juc5cgofinaiyk1-LHXZ4zVZ_QKvlgpkU_4d-LyLluG1tixPj3BzsBUHBg9XdSez70URlB3NJHw9ddPUE4xSbajenLD4WoEc1MBD_UK5tDEitlBymadHELalBsT64CMHfFc1J75w8&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Apply by March 24</a> to be a more effective leader. <a href="mailto:cparvin@spj.org" target="_blank" shape="rect">Email Membership Coordinator Chrystal Parvin</a> with your questions.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Help Google News Lab help you</strong><br> <br> Google News Lab is doing research to better understand products from the perspective of journalists, designers and content creators in newsrooms.<br> <br> First up, this survey seeks your insights on Google Trends, YouTube and Google Maps. What are your needs as a journalist and how can Google Tools better meet them? Share your views in a   <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27QOZCrkmQqvxgySqoLsoMU3KjGdcdCmtBycoNtdXAZX-uYGLNrbSp6CEaYI394gsnCdxxZXCfYOX1nbSylDFq9ZlC_CqsTrhDH6zputoZqCeSOpKHHA8bZACsQTK0FXCgO9ytuLj2FfC&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">10-minute quantitative survey by March 16.</a><br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Members Only Honors</strong><br> <br> SPJ has special honors for members to recognize outstanding work and dedication to SPJ. <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27TlsEJ2kyteTVxoXFNDoeqoOxsOSwmcL-usdIBitB9HulB_IBEAklqaAEtqAgQrRgVV60WJzuSs4-2KilHpJAtXqA4A_MPjR5kSSDfEU2k2Kw2TG8qCmhVJGNe9k3UicyKmZnUvvLbLi&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Nominations are due April 17</a>.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27Q9SHJvnROQg1XfuNAIG_RJBND1pk_gJJV7RaOX_meY3k8Y8MiC7cM8fPOmkTDZIsJm7alZcprBMwza_YD6C-S044c-5yDfaVqVi91Jx4mdaAgF83l35hbOBSHbLwLLI5A==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award</a>: Salutes individual professional members who have made significant contributions to their SPJ chapter.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27Q9SHJvnROQgFdlS-wk2-7xJUYq6CELaM1PuBU8TefiEjBIvap01FIVjGqEBqfwhxmsqZcj8auVL7uEjKnN-E-ZCt_EtqjUONAvgBrrATGr32QQDPvDocczdkXlGfphztbbIwxpbUqTZ&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award</a>: Honors individuals who have done an outstanding job serving as SPJ campus adviser and who have contributed to their chapters and the national organization over an extended period of time.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27Q9SHJvnROQgy0Uj5hVTqeXuYKgf7iz-3J0Pf4DMPaaiKy63QZM1Av0UIpMqXg6qDfhxE9UEgHy4rs38d4WuejOBvXDeFTD9wDQ9atc3EYqLsLvoMdI-Tand3_nobQ8BNA==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award</a>: Honors a graduating student 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.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27Q9SHJvnROQgbBCPYayyKPYlAxJmfzabMWvf_8wWqZWZtD0x2Fk7i5oseOE6VuHc-XYLB71VtoDdkYwtTJwhKE_tYkymO0xKOUcONziUGtiedFc0-GSaqA44G8KnltepEg==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Regional Director of the Year Award</a>: Recognizes an outstanding SPJ regional director.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Public Awards</strong><br> <br> Nominations are due March 20 unless <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27Q9SHJvnROQgAdmjBurArGdVgznwJmQ5kQ7Mv34uzbRGRR04V71iHbbrMPvlJQRff0ZQMOG8QA9wa3eJvUV_uyOtk_RqFTC3X8gAYo7-Z6HFjFxOyMAIEAjImhjv5MGaCvezTTBTkk7S&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">otherwise noted</a>.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27Q9SHJvnROQgHyNf5FoFop9kB0dS-u1aUnY-uJsDszDdfmxYSmaQoJqRchGCDm2eboeYYvVKf5ej9al3pJdFeLTajQI8edbWu0_g5S8ksyj06JduBVi76ntQBzUxsmp2XzlKZe0Zp43H&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award:</a> Honors an outstanding journalism educator who has made a significant contribution to the profession and/or journalism education and to maintaining the highest standards of the profession.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27Q9SHJvnROQgjhMbvj_XxcCOXhrOrQ4yv5HUsAyKO-cTOikE2d84Bc82TZkml57hJgeNYYUvw2GHGo6kr005emV4aZN1Bdt_mbrD0KPFdM-lTCs12nZYBvm2QowkLtM2-A==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Ethics in Journalism Award:</a> Honors journalists or news organizations that perform in an outstanding ethical manner demonstrating the ideals of the SPJ Code of Ethics. It also honors especially notable efforts to educate the public on principles embodied in the code or hold journalists ethically accountable for their behavior.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27Q9SHJvnROQgxRFifubwloiXlHm4X80c1BVNCypW_pD2tQdC-PYs3he1k7KgWJbjWfQXJybHTb-42Mo2_G7L4kn0O0vn7koeVjmo9d8weCboJgz-9wbX2jRFcCIjjdNIaq92CbL1vYDU&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Historic Sites in Journalism</a>: Honors individuals, news organizations and places of national historic journalism interest.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27Q9SHJvnROQgTRGVXfygdRhg8BXtdhQ0wUcVa_bLTJGRFyjSQmsg6OZ5IBnsKSFm7neoEjgrTFpXif-yE7xLtS0UA-5S34EsFuKdUCzqriT1SFMIeVBKVnsyxguBfoDRyTVaYKXkM0Nt&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Sunshine Award:</a> Recognizes those making important contributions in the area of open government.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Outside SPJ</strong><br> <br> NLGJA Excellence in Journalism Awards | <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27QOZCrkmQqvxb2plWMzCEWR1dug2v0E3-_xMZg9AcleuxlLIU0js8nIX0yiFowT9j2fO4EvZSGjTdvX4FU5WGzgl_gLjk4uU28iQsht84p_97bduHILlzCC8Y5p0e8nXomvUVWuHJZ-HyAnYQRKYrB0=&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Submissions accepted through March 27</a><br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Blogs Network</strong><br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27QOZCrkmQqvxERdncKAhyzvW53NIel2e-ek3FcQHzjdPKe469uEG0p4nP-01kyUXRiAs_ZfORmSWsHqpIVqfigX-YfTqhhWN0wTpx3M1bEw0wxtKxQKQFh2JMosPY7Cz6qmpbbiydjPkEoaYMtV9_Gd8U902l9vHnrL7Flbm43nzWwRlVHUV23NiDDOMW01U0w==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Women are the future</a> | Alex Veeneman | March 5<br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001H9iAsg2ndxgj2Bj7LMkdyPDutagTrnHA-PyETC0eoxWjLwAVrTL27QOZCrkmQqvx3mULyPKDB0_8M9tMLLa7qfQCf6qA7dQZAcz_E1yST24his7bcqwhTxLFH7rFGJyo2i8KXuEMERIN-6YMMpU2T87IGt894C8vk9ptV7z-VGYQnyxYTdeB3DrySF4slvdu0FNRo9uKWYFcjZz_iyC2SOiutT3CD9ABCGifa4L5o7ihpqRen4ZZNA==&c=D1BAtnJpVY7d5RXlhGsSKfge_CrZ_WT9crcahGCmzF4par1hzeH7lg==&ch=xdGyYvU5NJXqLXWVdVGiqL5vpSbDIf4k8d43RxdKsj2JSHM4aiJH-w==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Perspective: It's important</a> | Alex Veeneman | March 4 Wed, 8 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -1700 Anonymous Sources: A Necessary Evil http://www.spj.org/spjleadsr.asp?REF=538 <strong class="leadsheadline">Congratulations to SPJ / .Press portfolio contest winner!</strong><br> <br> Kelli Krebs wowed us with her <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LCqTTZ2dTMus8iJJgIgeP50pHL96tvHU7T90pn3j2m8NiIYvZ26Xy-asFqYTeJXirMqqmrxdpWP8BTGfL5XQw2hNIyXOiy6nJsH88wVs5MnsLfWbFOY8DdMtKgj5W5WJ_w==&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">portfolio</a> showing off her work. Enjoy your new GoPro, Kelli!<br> <br> As part of your <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LCqTTZ2dTMusA1s1xg7Qwl53uvHeF9_JktnN3t7mM9vmY9x2AUoOusRtUV40GdBrDx3qhBmN08TxtZ87emu3bVTnjfdXZ1pl0km3H95zdC21x004dSJhnKPdD097okhDfRX73HDjld3zDTJtqgcvKFE=&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">member benefits</a>, SPJ members can get a discounted domain and website builder package for their own .Press portfolio <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LL3SFGq6RXmKFady-7nBOgilHMAyWQTMyu6ODsGwJK7KzY9FMnjhknekQG6bmE6idtqYd8s67YF3nqTQRP0u3qCiTXavzoFzdDibTItjI-0Wvm44A8beTcE=&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> Special thanks to our judges, Victoria Blake, Nicole DeCriscio and Michael Koretzky.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Anonymous Sources: A Necessary Evil</strong><br> <br> Anonymous sources are a necessary evil in journalism.<br> <br> Many of the most important stories in United States history relied on information provided by people who needed their identities shielded from the public. At the same time, anonymity provides the subjects of those same stories a powerful tool to discredit the information.<br> <br> Read more <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LCqTTZ2dTMusX2m307bwPAebJOJWzf5OSh7ixP-C-qgeNqU28aPDsdYGL0bO8Wa3MzlljWUExCnJYM-YqMOQxBitS40orwW6q4bIGAfAZCj_PcM7zBC93RLhgkqVsDnb4oR0P7VkuNWR5Ck6ETNn5-kDlmbllUxpu0LXY9idtWqzvNpy76PO9IL4Aw-x6Vb3Tv-0iRsyJnNo1zwRRhfCby0=&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Make your Excellence in Journalism conference experience extra special</strong><br> <br> Planning to attend EIJ17? Apply for one of the following conference scholarships to assist with attendance costs.<br> <br> <strong>Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award</strong>: The generosity of the Lewis family helps send an SPJ student member who has demonstrated outstanding service to the First Amendment through the field of journalism to our national conference. <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LLB02a8jmgII7_jN0pbZGwM39pnqybrDig8uKILQpDBlXnuj8-WwWaoasrUvFVs9kF_iX7JLq82NVwc4Yn2j0LRf5_PMrdwUKccU-Eq3b8pJV-rDp4bCl3mJzC5ttbrjFrXNCnuqgyLF&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Apply by June 5</a>.<br> <br> <strong>Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program</strong>: Each year, SPJ selects six members to participate in the program, which assists with attendance to SPJ's annual convention. <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LPWdgtUM419WCpas0HwtNZgllQXdQRCykOkNfWiucW0OFy5HjZwPP57LaDJuNRyae9_OvgVSwMj5SJQATplkJBIUZbuibCrwXwRjGQZrRZRRElvtQGDzu5ZIXBbUme-ObWVPE5WB3Jvo&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Apply by June 5</a>.<br> <br> <strong>Terry Harper Memorial Scholarships</strong>: In honor of Terry Harper, SPJ's executive director from 2002 to 2009, these scholarships assist SPJ members to attend the annual convention. <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LJe_0wXLiLLNAfrL8S0ddPnRvuYExnsSaLBkVHimjZZBHYZyR_y-NhLJAXgQCx8zk5o9GGsf2RqznqepJ3ywQ3zeJhQ4R7z7_-D0VWPlK5LQb1VkR5qjbcDCY59rIGqfpxs7vzw7IcnX&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Apply by June 5</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Find your way to the journalism conference of the year!</strong><br> <br> Do you know how you're getting to the Excellence in Journalism conference yet?<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LLb2dtp5vhF9j5wO2_wmoC1sZ4re3doqFL-pcLD3oAiD97vmsNCTOidkLOkE43r5M8Dp4-Cs4NdOXDHSri6DZboO-HtIX5HaftvlAawb5Hf_po6_gWiy7FmlgUFiPq4znTTuLVE734UQ3YKo42z-62c0h4daCwSURw==&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Hotel</a> and <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LCqTTZ2dTMusiT5qudiy-6sOk2fV620Vn-cBAQXs7vsWOUp6aZkRzbU1RT4wr0uDZ-tUuSEZJ1_7q6i-8X3KoADLj3OM0pZzMNMyX7LxbErcwtmiWAreBs7D_Ik5jtcqNZvvz_UsuJPPgTouvFFmutKPjTCcOl7ZKQ==&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">travel</a> information is now available on the EIJ website!<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Scripps: See you in Kansas City!</strong><br> <br> Build your leadership skills and connect with other local SPJ chapters! The Scripps Leadership Institute is  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LMJIkQYj6QMgFYGLAI13pfN9ch87SKEPF1XBq7xmqzB8ph6Uqb-xkdO1gszdCTexKl7BHHGinUkdu7-1iMxmiVrJqosgkCNUDn-IB5wKIE_8ylOWqBJ20WGO2R7FI-8osg==&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">rolling into Kansas City, Mo., April 28-30.</a><br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LBQtsE1QIEye5fLSlSEWv8ctK18NxdwlUuiU2GrTn5ilOgMA4H8zAJzarmrv2pBYCPVcHgKb82MVHpF7SGQD9NVuob0XxuvWuUjmodXazxEQ_mOxvunFoE4em8Kih0IBYQH_AuAWtLS-&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Apply by March 24</a> to spend the weekend with SPJ! <a href="mailto:cparvin@spj.org" target="_blank" shape="rect">Email Membership Coordinator Chrystal Parvin</a> with your questions.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Members Only Honors</strong><br> <br> SPJ has special honors for members to recognize outstanding work and dedication to SPJ. Read about each award below. <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LNCtQBXO7coDMl65emm0ZJnYX8XihMa9z0996Z-k2BQso4Zmo2_2jD3AIEJK7fJM42PWeAhitXN8fQDbKkXnYIhdLl0UsXn6rwZ9R9YhZVvqIhOsI7CS_2C5Q1hUatY_pZ6BzRZw8H5x&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Nominations are due April 17</a>.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LFo-4dTUyXoP6Ad6MfLYUQLpjxf2_WGUNbtDmmIThBoMUlMh5Ul9fFTCdx3GTJza4cjhEqh_VnOE6PT11i62Q7FcdSkWCJ7Xx2oyPF4YVYDXQNo706Jz49N2yB_8cQmVAw==&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award</a>: Salutes individual professional members who have made significant contributions to their SPJ chapter.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LFo-4dTUyXoP8waBo1eKBmfMKaF4Y2mQAefKwh_KeCmkFA7wK-_lEQudxX5LCyRDCwAckuSwnSaZqOsFwHOUg9G2KhuWNm_N3sT4gWpso2DDK0zJQdeN7CE7mWzDjKBUG6hx57ovKQGt&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award</a>: Honors individuals who have done an outstanding job serving as SPJ campus adviser and who have contributed to their chapters and the national organization over an extended period of time.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LFo-4dTUyXoPjTMqwkOwwTRC3OF0uj4YNZ0_rlPoeJk6pM2HOojWJQQlVHHT3MFx6KVi1chB_aoMmxHL32jhTXTi2uv6rM6vG-_knApLmIszoY25wjnXHkS0OV4ayQXxCg==&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award</a>: Honors a graduating student 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.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LFo-4dTUyXoPlrbMFDmtn01QnL_NqMw7ZENZoFA58YS86JLpc000d131jyhAAq-HW8S5aqjUYy3F1rdv1eHLTafhRVs062gAE2UCZfjjQ29wh3GCkWrbH2DznXcF_JFqKA==&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Regional Director of the Year Award</a>: Recognizes an outstanding SPJ regional director.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Public Awards</strong><br> <br> Nominations are due March 20 unless <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LFo-4dTUyXoPWumlOtCfUuw1uSXT2djvysElhNLk6ePHSRxmQg62dXFRiL4Zh0YSvPev8KNfmARvY1d_qvmKSfZwLeryT-UXC6o3mxcBO-DvndNu4iPGns5AacUIh_jJaLq7N_vOQrUO&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">otherwise noted</a>.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LFo-4dTUyXoPJBY5nY6W8Qtx4TcURhYoZaN7ZpWxFaNtazlBdWrqPc2Fo1rMnzy2wlTvEJlAW5m5SFuvG6pQM_n7SNa6sMO_o4JE6RZYVTJl6ol8Z9QNygQoa2t4TUFhBetpkManovxk&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award:</a> Honors an outstanding journalism educator who has made a significant contribution to the profession and/or journalism education and to maintaining the highest standards of the profession.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LFo-4dTUyXoP2hEv2EJul__Zhad5X-2YgqLnU8SnDBCib2B0LnurmSSgJT0eSdNw37ooHWQVhzRYi7e1QXM1g1khoSBCbHG1zBeRbVE3ac6ctuaYD1-qbxanw628TbF_gA==&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Ethics in Journalism Award:</a> Honors journalists or news organizations that perform in an outstanding ethical manner demonstrating the ideals of the SPJ Code of Ethics. It also honors especially notable efforts to educate the public on principles embodied in the code or hold journalists ethically accountable for their behavior.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LFo-4dTUyXoPsfLSSohQcjlWTQeMUIY1NTyHRvAuF_JAoj_PZdMD9juEKa4jwDMCbjsqQpVP2XjYrEuku1PYbwr-wYJGMLbSNKWcizbWF5wJil8yvwZl-3yIy1INLPXb0Y5KGV4sIjFE&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Historic Sites in Journalism</a>: Honors individuals, news organizations and places of national historic journalism interest.<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LFo-4dTUyXoP9El-73eHWrlKTQ5lrZq0pr605zxICYx0xgv3J7eRZLg3ye5j4tjYN_F5aY8nt6SJ59ORMQ4qi_OBNgQ6QCU-zNt7dlTXCJOczJ1HX32z4YwRT08TqgEvUCiE4N8lk2z1&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Sunshine Award:</a> Recognizes those making important contributions in the area of open government.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Outside SPJ</strong><br> <br> <strong>Asian American Journalists Association National Journalism Awards | </strong>Deadline: Friday, March 17 | Details <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LJX0H2KqBOrNCSztYx5MmIwm_AReQ5fNgJpQRYwQf8KGuTBn_QGeZn93dVCquvgNRlQYJTOdMn2yXT_QSYbaHxhaVpbfzt19VyQpTZFfo-08mERw70Kfp-wESmzq1eafNA==&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a><br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Blogs Network</strong><br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LCqTTZ2dTMusYuy7g10i6cFtkbXflEcjCA5MHNSzBWTM8RsN7DmqmjtDP1eLwbgZiLbaDj1S72nM3ih-i0J3lhjO6FFdIaZ0fvVrSAOoS3CftpBQKwo2-Lfh7TgG2BEerN1PUrMitwNiTVGeWT_63z9uvJGRbQSG2vypt2puHVSqU_24AqwT_tLpGQMGBxVW5nM29ivfJ9JVIzqRW9DOoS134D5y0tM6f7Bny8hqJQUA&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Let's get personal: Essay-writing for journalists</a> | Feb. 27 | Hope Yancey<br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LCqTTZ2dTMusTrcoKdzoLcVxpm9s-09plwtEbRym2klSSIQKRmw6U2d3WdW5GQpHHFGPSLpAUhA5CmrA1dntAU8bvYsBu6Yv6REdMW93wUjVbDt-RmDgXiSVTBa3DP85oq6YgsGsBGYT5MxPn8TC7t5cJSwow4DBsyWvM72Y4O1CFa7SeilkTNRzx0-fsO14sIRFEv9-bh1a1QbtB_vo_j0=&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">5 Must-Know Standards Citizen Journalists Should Know and Practice</a> | Feb. 21 | Katie-Leigh Corder<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Did you know?</strong><br> <br> It's easy to get more involved with SPJ thanks to <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001BPOlKlYwE6J7xibxe2GPzsiJO7OT1NahgcrsmfgOpDwpyV8u-JM4LBXi_ZG9J2a3GkaljAZcaMVmm1gWkyaaJdKNtln4lki5E8v15GeaSGE3Ghr1zTOdxnqlC7PhAMGOP1Kn0lhfVuXXJAmgwiRCabVdeox1dHjZgYEFyr3VxUbcPhYHz6XVW9GBiG2MtPIx&c=Qm6zMVq4GdoPZ-OKzgSHwXD0FWIv_zeV2X7VPGNWgtb1R6UzfVnAQA==&ch=GujWEd7hn8-zH9-CwZaXTVk8weNpoeSHHXoKC8NSIYDsS8SF-PIEKQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Volunteer Square</a>! Whether you are looking for a one-time commitment or a regular way to help out, Volunteer Square has an opportunity for you. Wed, 1 Mar 2017 00:00:00 -1700 Lessons from Flynn's Downfall http://www.spj.org/spjleadsr.asp?REF=537 <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ News: Groups urge officials to allow journalists to do their work at Standing Rock</strong><br> <br> The Society of Professional Journalists and other journalism groups  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_rJAfmNctftbyhzut51Aqd8goGhQAKIZ0DGqS7__J7tdgfcb5i3J6W8E3QKZHK8mzqvXNy442yUOZD9K76mX-h1pvpMl2ufJWgATF5pDymMsyYokQbqaDvMlHcKB9F0zAbCjgeseKvHmhI0CbNl883aJf9P6WU5NI3&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">sent a letter yesterday</a> as the planned enforcement of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' evacuation order to those at the Dakota Access Pipeline camp is underway.<br> <br> In their letter, SPJ, Committee to Protect Journalists, Native American Journalists Association, National Press Photographers Association and Online News Association urge officials in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, to allow journalists to cover the events at Standing Rock safely.<br> <br> Read more <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_rSv_YeTLo3LSD66ExZw7ndF_mg24O1-sdw6sGIzZ7wxCcBV5pjPns2sFG0sZ0I-4BuXOVqONwzarfaATXRsU-7Bsdlzb39pQfY3dJu49KX7o_Hk0hfoEMdU6QQfcJsNVH&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ News: Quotes from SPJ leaders on Feb. 16 White House press conference</strong><br> <br> SPJ leaders Lynn Walsh, Andrew Seaman and Gideon Grudo spoke out on the White House press conference and the mainstream media survey sent out by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.<br> <br> <strong>Lynn Walsh, national president</strong>: "When President Trump continues his anti-media, anti-press rhetoric, tip-toes around questions from journalists and chooses not to provide support for information he shares, the American public is the biggest loser. The public is entitled to ask the White House, Mr. Trump and other government officials and employees questions, whether the topics are something they feel are newsworthy or appropriate."<br> <br> <strong>Andrew Seaman, ethics committee chair</strong>: "President Trump's treatment of journalists at today's press conference and his new email to supporters asking for their evaluation of the 'mainstream media' is more evidence that he believes the press is at war with the White House. In reality, journalists are just fulfilling their jobs of holding our nation's power brokers accountable to the American people. As they have for hundreds of years, journalists will continue to be a pillar of democracy by ethically and thoroughly reporting on the presidency. The Society of Professional Journalists will have their backs."<br> <br> <strong>Gideon Grudo, freedom of information committee chair</strong>: "Even with a billion-response-survey summary calling the media 'failing,' American journalism will continue to prove with every passing day that a free press holds the government accountable."<br> <br> Read the full quotes <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_r-oEMPXK81aD5Jt3Pnii6LxTg4NCwA9eTvETKYGNnID9GFNipeqWap_6T-zdRyOnMjGory3ugt94NvYgtZbTDvAtAT4n3vLzztUWvSwp7ikrquN21JBwFWIf33hdKlDJr&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Announcing our next After Deadline!</strong><br> <br> We're really excited to announce our second SPJ After Deadline on April 18! Come hang out with other journalists in your area for this #PressthePrez themed event. It's a great way to talk over the current state of journalism in a super casual, fun, no-pressure atmosphere.<br> <br> Join us! <strong> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_rhk4LyriJjV3tgSbap9lp0-nv-cP0Hn4cD5xQPEGhckAYg1_s2xuJdMiIUr3T2lLdTN3UmgT99VRKsmVakUzwftJB31BqYO4R6rl0KxcZVzpg_lbdDRtKiszPtR0msi9bMSLJb4ier7ZT_DXFQ9XPAMaE6IF8_zNwDviga7GZaGK5NATHOE54HrMs9_jRnFyLygrwIqh9cklkiFPzhsUOn80uFKlJbLu2PKbpznxjHOHUTVo6NBLN4A==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">RSVP</a></strong> today and let us know where you'll be networking and if you'd like to be an SPJ Ambassador. Don't wait - sign-ups are over <strong>Tuesday</strong>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Lessons from Flynn's Downfall</strong><br> <br> Pundits and some journalists called for a reinvention of the press after Donald Trump won the White House in November, but Michael Flynn's resignation on Monday and additional stories published Tuesday show the United States benefits most when journalists rededicate themselves to their profession's timeless standards.<br> <br> Read more <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_rw3HJq0Detgbrk9_JUqbLe0tDBeMMsD_OEt3b-hR4HYmkCto8_lqp1lw0NP9lvaW4ldmB_8J2_knyZv3FHKJtelmLsj_WYGr-WtfREXJgYR4N_ZLv3grY4P_0lSKGG56rcKqkvC07A7XWldHweu9sQOoAVo2nYsABg0PCsFQrEV8Jj4lAY_mIZEfWHwsKw4Rr&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">In Memory of Steve Buttry</strong><br> <br> Steve Buttry became an SPJ member in 2010, contributing to Quill and leading many SPJ trainings at the Excellence in Journalism conference and online. Before his death, he served as the Director of Student Media at the Manship School at Louisiana State University after a career in reporting, editing and pioneering digital transformation and training in news outlets. Buttry died Sunday at the age of 62 after battling cancer since his first diagnosis in 2014.<br> <br> You can read his obituary <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_rRUq3fjCc9-y0E-v4IoipuVUXdbubHVgXfkTEVcemH1rlMZPCK37hGEQk0rMyUeNcVDQVXrf-TloFYsS8qQ2O8nRdUAiEhFHLbfoGwpfCznSSbTtaI5nwesbKcboqIIxKPSa1_VEkeEeM97Zex8aUV7Ce1vp8LVYBormB1NRpBLwG_41u6MRnB7VGuIfGwfk2LHL2btm_mo9OrwPPsVisfA2-Pu_ewcVO&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>, his most recent column in Quill on objectivity and transparency in journalism <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_r1m3ptMG81HGxDRK7pFNLUmNtZ6U8jWFsqaXP-b30Pg6PxeT_CU4NCGLF9krBOKxNI_lkcgv8NEBqKWfW0iS1DiHus3Lak06bll08NlUY_s4FcfrIkBSscRx00cFD2ZQ88iV68wRXnMw=&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a> and contribute to his remembrance scholarship fund at Louisiana State University <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6ber6gUvdK4JWFIRTbHy6t6PfiMzexpytK0rhYL7kCyzja8KBeOTGT5W9c-JEcqLJiXToA47PfgXu4ucZzHVepC7acdrn5qW9xBJoVWBMBNZhkTJJuoGdLJfY-nahXqk-QrNZXkpSSzHI5&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Member of the Month: Kathryn Foxhall</strong><br> <br> A longtime battler for government transparency, Kathryn Foxhall is SPJ's Member of the Month. Congratulations, Kathryn!<br> <br> Kathryn has covered health in Washington for 40 years, including 14 years (1978-1992) as editor of the  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_rU0aiEOZdbrZ9Td58IieYdJRq7Bx1aDr4vqWCk73UUa4oK-58m4vBqwyZGGTXjvIfP9a75X3pF2z-kR9fQasRN1iKDZSYDuFklRhvz2rNAhI=&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">American Public Health Association</a>'s newspaper. After years of getting a dynamic education by speaking frankly with sources on Capitol Hill and in federal agencies, she became alarmed when, 20 to 25 years ago, federal workers gradually came under rules prohibiting them from communicating with journalists without the oversight of public relations offices - in reality, censorship coming down from the people in power.<br> <br> Kathryn approached SPJ about it and the society responded. The fight continues, with a recent  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6beicWQR2m_ZVaXHJHfI4sB4vePukqFdEAxuN1Fq3-ZX-Z_v66y2NyIM9BM991B1Fkth30WQT90UwY8OSaeXix6TjIo-LBWiuPYo0ZFZVSxx35Wzb00b1GWv_JzL-1AsASWfCUf4BOwE_F&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">SPJ-led letter to the Trump Administration</a> from over 60 groups and a visit to Capitol Hill by Kathryn and SPJ president Lynn Walsh.<br> <br> Read more about Foxhall <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_ritOLnnTwDUnvVuQ52adldsmstq_SwZSFPeJP5a6YNKKL90XqYRBvSzNF_rt7QZJGVqRn6aEghbJH8g3IsRaaW0udMIxG7wU_RALXW7LI6ziR1JXU0mIttaQMWukt6qt2cT-93PGWXVIY3KR-7e5MujBAcBOz4tUFIF-7yYPXSUEc1KzXxOreHMlLf7W86By22pTZ76-Wv_wzyDNp8EGvGA==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <i>Do you know an outstanding SPJ volunteer? Nominate that person for Volunteer of the Month by contacting Susan S. Stevens, Membership Committee member, at </i> <a href="mailto:susanstevens@aol.com" target="_blank" shape="rect">susanstevens@aol.com</a><i>. Please tell us briefly why you are nominating the person and why your nominee is worthy of recognition. Nominations are due the 5th of each month and announced by the 15th.</i><br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Black Hole Award nominations due Tuesday</strong><br> <br> The <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6bejqP3GleqQ1RSxZ7kkVgP6sTl82SsXPIU9S7hOSBES8ZSocLXFJwG7tiejXunbT2MPtjdZv3IV7jKqepRCPAXwnVZaeK4aOQGwsC90ziM0MjwO4nIPuNkjYLJ8E-_ZeJLg==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Black Hole Award</a> highlights outrageous violations of the public's right to know. SPJ's Freedom of Information Committee seeks to educate the public about their rights and call attention to the lack of openness and transparency.<br> <br> Read more about the nomination process and selection criteria, then nominate <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6bejqP3GleqQ1RSxZ7kkVgP6sTl82SsXPIU9S7hOSBES8ZSocLXFJwG7tiejXunbT2MPtjdZv3IV7jKqepRCPAXwnVZaeK4aOQGwsC90ziM0MjwO4nIPuNkjYLJ8E-_ZeJLg==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Sigma Delta Chi Awards late deadline Sunday</strong><br> <br> Last call to submit your best work in the SDX Awards! The late deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET Sunday.<br> <br> Professional journalism published or broadcast in 2016, including freelance, is eligible to be entered for SDX Awards. Work is recognized in print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research categories.<br> <br> Submit your entries  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6bemjHL0vqw9R1TcTvHrKt749GH9nDCPuMXdfadxhHnx8UENlAI0YMJ9qCUVQKKjI6eJSnHNnmNtE4kOD4Zy9DSgPYvy1d4GJd3f5NHVq7_TEm7_udutEaRt3w85pondBj3g==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">online</a>. Send questions to <a href="mailto:awards@spj.org" target="_blank" shape="rect">Awards Coordinator Jessica Bennett</a>, or give her a call at 317-920-4788.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">New America Awards late deadline is Monday</strong><br> <br> This is the last chance to submit public service journalism covering ethnic and immigrant communities for a New America Award! The late deadline is 11:59 p.m. ET Monday.<br> <br> Submit your entries <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6bevLgdca-b4wXbuziilP8Zu-xXqUPTw9IxLSRIS7_vIFjMxoJh_nt0jS7QS_ZDQXk7RZcHj4srdMSpyJ4hXvMwIa8_swwvxbb4sJ0L_qQ6fV2K1QTS_-qiCtjqFCDrnjEM-LbPXDgJIXU&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">online</a>. Send questions to <a href="mailto:awards@spj.org" target="_blank" shape="rect">Awards Coordinator Jessica Bennett</a>, or give her a call at 317-920-4788.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">High School Essay Contest entries due Thursday</strong><br> <br> The contest calls for students enrolled in grades 9-12 in the United States to answer the following question: Why is it important for a democratic society to have women involved in professional media and legal roles? What can be done to reverse the dearth of females in these professions?<br> <br> Rules are available <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6belNhfq86fsa7RB3n8gJkfuDDitplDCTb-QCXuTsacBzKLGZeYG61BdvlyJ8gSCZ2llWrUGqp77dU24G-i6iuFINtBpkYYWDerblYBZJeraTxRgejQkONWnq7w1eSpt1tdw==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>. Entries must be mailed to the Journalism Education Association and postmarked by Feb. 23.<br> <br> ATTN: SPJ/JEA High School Essay Contest<br> 105 Kedzie Hall<br> 828 Mid-Campus Drive S<br> Manhattan, KS 66506<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Thank an SPJ volunteer who has helped you</strong><br> <br> Outstanding SPJ volunteers are part of what makes SPJ tick. Each of these awards honors a member for his or her contribution. Nominate someone today!<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6beiz3HzIQwokC7UBYTqpO93iguTAYR3ePrSYggd4FbJ2w5fKN2ncpw0tFC5BJZ9ZBwbYaYeBXVzJGAuB8QRWvxcBtLOaUtNzSbaYn0PvEbPz5W6MienqHqmZRPeUZdybcrg==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award</a><br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6beiz3HzIQwokCYzZijkZtnX_G1j1n8VvfCxWBJ_dPs4-TDBkMecfBLf5Jyb-qULcajiVvexMej5kgY5wW9yzXqLT5gKgnwx4rePtjWxsbW2_VUYVMWAbSfsRGhGC9i_yJrg==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award</a><br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6beiz3HzIQwokCK4bZxf-CNR8yUujrdSVIdlnpd9CkgaTkWGHNQS2NTDIA3zks60a73y80ILlRJiYySHZobPqDWWoYonjIX_y7vemSJCmw6_vg_mJINnL5-zPQyhxmsTb8Yg==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award</a><br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6beiz3HzIQwokCdrxtBiCTzzY51BEh5lV2Ke-WaL4-byC5b2YU1N5NOoLNQTF6Wp4laA3T1CMo1MzjFAkKHhfBbOu7BGm8xzAlpSVx7cg-jUU39MdomJef4otQSNFoMi-Lgw==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Regional Director of the Year Award</a><br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6beuDQaHaaiOxUrfDP3KIoln3gOL8bXL_L4lrV70CanPJau_QlbNJR48lznyfT0lBqdSf8sshAn5LESXMklMRoC0QbivWobC4qYWIqy0eh1fw9Y1_KmqJ2PWVKn5ZpzxCwhMZWm-VbGy6d&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award</a><br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6belb6g7pAi3ETZRbXorHpCkHcdG8bsVg32M6YI2zcZ5V7v8uH5JogntyJ8ite_yf4gw13RZ1-hL4-6EdsbCaSAwPAsrfhIOZzRByHcZH0MZ-NfX7yOgHAHECeiuLGBZdIvw==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Wells Memorial Key</a><br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Scripps: Next stop, Kansas City!</strong><br> <br> Build your leadership skills and forge connections with other local SPJ chapters! Our Scripps Leadership Institute is  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6benn6TNN_XWhujnCgN2IdGDDgMJn9NYTuUu6N1usC9U9eVueEbkU7EaIm2jQBu7QDe4q-87MSDhVHfaOqSd_rda65KFUmxfaOmg3mCoLjyPc_glMGgw7louw6Ss0vSfeypg==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">rolling into Kansas City, Mo. April 28-30</a> -- one of just four stops we're making in 2017.<br> <br> Want to spend the weekend with us? You need to  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6beivpvgknNuFUEJvVZ3aNeifeGzconz42L6g_YKFTdUd_6hjlH-pcSwMW_5_MTdJ9OEs9qFv8yb2GgIceUhUyrCj6AHRiZXItPUQK6ynVaNI7zTZt1oQsXlcTMDxSrMvsdkZkEXG9Mgvu&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">apply by March 24.</a><br> <br> <a href="mailto:cparvin@spj.org" target="_blank" shape="rect">Email Membership Coordinator Chrystal Parvin</a> with your questions.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Annual Report time!</strong><br> <br> It is annual report time for chapters, but don't worry. We're trying to make it as painless as possible. We'll have the report posted soon, we'll send you a link and you'll have plenty of time to complete them! <i>Both campus and pro reports are due May 30</i>.<br> <br> Questions? <a href="mailto:cparvin@spj.org" target="_blank" shape="rect">Contact Chrystal Parvin</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Blogs Network</strong><br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_r2LG-NZuKyDMywPleZlnNZUh6SFmZFr071ycjJ1AYN97pjQvefDmoIQQjoWBIWO9tXd-c6xiIMSNXvEbEuPlUZJ4yzcREbk7Bcw008FVGo7gbxgy_11MFdOa49K_jKz39LJsBvK9uf4LFUXoaBN99r4ewBrwXIb-ACoBdVyt_FoQCshWtWEuI3mQykwUHUIAnriAWCvbVa5z62zkjGd1PFCMoWFF-3IeTz5bRP15K-b_jxvywZP3P5w==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">SPJ chapters tackle 'fake news' in 'Challenges to Journalism' series</a> | Traci M. Thomas | Feb. 20<br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_rD4fb9JlQ7qORZqCio2QSeRKrwWn5XFw7G5s5TJs5xBiBBMCTGHJKmDft6GC2ifqsSVQd4u1OJ5Zy4NOaR0OO07ln3_M7OiOC_00Ho8jtIsPZYeyALx40-Msg02G7J_Xbd7DH_C3Wzlqyv9l_aHionFEUQD7Wz6-TiacQ213QnothaHx-J5GPzUccOvqFrple_tLzwMFJMB4=&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">It's almost Annual Report time!</a> | Chrystal Parvin | Feb. 20<br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_r0sNIIjzXKVE5cKA8n-_rgLr00Ctmzl9oNDYv-QviKn8361IzmNjBtWUAuqsuqruLovrrlW1E5gc-mCviN-KyOFPgiBe0AfXI8fzeDMvJpcTBYCbxqL0ldwHTAmwgoqPYX6r4Kqu7oU7uUtqW0j7Ft7Az0_cBlkstQMAr-OInJ9gCm9_ZtajKqQ==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Just click subscribe</a> | Alex Veeneman | Feb. 17<br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6betoSsQWLx5_rG1xew-U44H1K_qmhYQUUwcbZAY0_DBi51mBve1Vd6s2DGmL2Sw9lHAk5aoSLst5wx3vrlZ9GoWYLXzJzkh0Tp2c0GXDayD6H32r0r6xQo9MV0Pb_P8izQjv9bb2njv_BZ-l7fGiWDAHTZOYiel31os9mYTJ1qCnBnYjaHqbahsQxkpXL3PqzAQ==&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Stuart McLean's stories</a> | Alex Veeneman | Feb. 15<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Did you know?</strong><br> <br> SPJ and MuckRock partnered together in 2015 for the ongoing project <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=001ueRIsaS1sg3QXYfkjnQbYxc0oC7TmlCCoEWXJqstlxi82u73vK6bet3aSOuGLvD497LCBm-XgvVrxvYeyOcd9NJ8c-ztFnukPsi9vdMxQWrEQ1SP8aijiNYaQmuT2lrd6lKq09QVY7uYdFZqxKi3bcBFf7tytf1cltPMs7OcyMzrlP5fShskO5Px_bP1AprJkkE-X9k4pa9RIsXsBAYsm22938CNCvnIDstdR0EkCR7QJiUA0lsBZ-HpNzXMH2wmoW1bBOc5bHJBTJDtkfVV4oL53yGpPUCxbI4oMuTNHMQ=&c=oY_Qj2aRg8OeQsQPe4i05aN3KZC9hVUUUcPdpCl0Du4h0RiCN2sBPw==&ch=oXfQeT146QvZOouCU3GrxryLYa34sJZj8lnRC_47kSIOoRBbzQuEtw==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Access Denied: A survey of media access to public officials</a>. It seeks to track lack of access, delayed access and blocked access by government officials and public information officers. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -1700 SDX Awards deadline extended http://www.spj.org/spjleadsr.asp?REF=536 <strong class="leadsheadline">Society's Code Belongs in Newsrooms, Not Courtrooms</strong><br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n5ewJv3fYUfd85XVMJbM_5_pYxGu698NI47j_YYKymgK_zLEEFgwVJph_EqawvyFFpPAi6lx0M1_n_I4FHz20Y9M87Ly0Sm5kNcduNmRa_F8I=&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">First Lady</a>  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n5e8ltw1tV5X2ZhhvOrQ2glQIT11u2KrCVGm8ChXdEg1SiMQoIuWobKr6Iqtuz9exz0__cGVQpRriiEuTQVs3t9VBxwLNUcTEalV73IQ8VMJtQOi5q4V1FBw==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Melania Trump</a> is using the Society's  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0nEgJHkDYjjTWC4KrFM5qn5cSq5OLGRnnq8G0P66uIwhncA0EDxp0iGI32yWbzRPBHUrUVHzsRISkXcpVTxTg53K5e7sqBrAVYzaUzOaSYPfLNV3PaZgDL4FzWhINUjTtA==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Code of Ethics</a> in a  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n5pcFBP5NbAoNloGVOAKe6qTd9Q4do1S4MQYuaGalFvhZkMMygp7ybrw2oUTkLlDSs_rrN8-klsISyDpAJ381skPJUfHgG3I8ztbx5XODI9J8115rRS8fjWM_yOu02U7FuDzEG1u7LaYnrpHAJqoI2wHl5IZkt2v4x-gZ2ptXarZuPguf3xuIYf6NRYp-HV_VUjThzywC9sZDXz7FtrWZloREKYYiBjd_RRrP7fGBwdWpqMAgUVFJ3kA==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">lawsuit</a> seeking $150 million in damages from the parent company of  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n5tQ8RQ_jFCPy-K7BJVaUTvq4GO6DKPgR96zoOVIFcMV9vmHVgLdUMf-hX22Y_HQGBJUp-7qzYDCoCI0V4mHFeYcKxWMAic7X1_pU5JFJcHHeyh4pGNPwnQY60ImlpXasja7A0LQ6tWn0=&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Mail Online</a>, which the former model says alleged in a now-retracted article she worked at one time as an "elite escort."<br> <br> The website eventually  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n50019-xk8HFRvJ-gHmEfsZqRzDO53qxjZSR3DO287ksejL1L7rSYxr2ywsXGuKxbNBLA3GKjVxK8sAT-Anjmb6l862HJPhLS13mEVMdoYJzFHwFjMso9ax8Kne3aaYBqZyNDGpj8CivJelI6WckVc8ObXwPTxRZuiduNtsWgtLlyCqVzAJynJ-g==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">retracted the story</a>.<br> <br> The first family's knowledge of the Society's Code is obviously a pleasant surprise, but its use in any lawsuit or legal proceeding is inappropriate. The United States is a country of laws, which should be the determining factor in any court case.<br> <br> Read more <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n5A5Oq0KoSDMSTnL2qr3Q-ghX0OQvf6A01Asw367Hf90vXwbYHQafs7702ZDSbvx641hqeye4nLZNoZy_fWCzTK5pr7WwdJNvdTDF0w0jUFPov4qN1IvPXx2oNgrX9KkCFAHP7dlAyXAZH0wj-T-X4I_0LAOw3Ra-0ja8xzcsDp6lphet2iqBH7WLD6vCbqa-1gLMP2rhCR6GT3AUGPbcLKAkMm5_gN1_Z&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">In Memory of Walter Brasch</strong><br> <br> Walter Brasch, SPJ member since 2013 who served for three years as deputy regional director, for which he received the Director's Award and National Freedom of Information Award, died Feb. 9. He was a professor of Mass Communications at Bloomsburg University, where he also served as editor-in-chief of Spectrum Magazine.<br> <br> You can read his obituary <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n5Uvp8EVTzV2fUMaqKjnrfAiDaIs1aqWzpC9PHlDN4QopfKzDk5Zdq5kDLFte4ew0hJEKyWKqxuBuPZs58obqXuJs1N4W-jgP7LAziQPkQ6ELB9ABpDieQYm_yamUO9Dp5aKs_UgdGJqJkwg_6rkjqpVKgFurTQY38USQdnsD0WjO3VIy_PLc5OGkdLQMPehL1k0Tf882GFA4=&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ joins letter asking federal agencies to remember requirement to tell public before removing government information online</strong><br> <br> SPJ joined OpenTheGovernment and more than 65 other organizations to write the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to ask that federal agencies are reminded to give public notice before removing online government information. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act, federal agencies are required to "provide adequate notice when initiating, substantially modifying, or terminating significant information dissemination products."<br> <br> The letter asks that agencies "provide the public with advance notice that online information will be removed, including appropriate justification for the removal and instructions on how to access the relevant public information once it is no longer available on the agency's website."<br> <br> Read the letter <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n5RjySbcZmQc8xxzpDqUhIEQz3Up-MWrJXqpzjhdoKyVELbqfzFbjXydrf5AhE0WWkkDpu5CJTyMKGfJYpOrSOIilol5q05POtY9QRdXVJfJ8=&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Be a Day of Giving Ambassador for SPJ</strong><br> <br> Are you SPJ Proud?<br> <br> Show your pride in SPJ and act as a social media ambassador for our 2017 Day of Giving! We need volunteers who are willing to tell the world how SPJ makes a difference.<br> <br> Find out more and sign up <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0ggisjH-Oh6NP4Ivwkdfn4yEiBOgjzuzJSJcJZpnbcMiCFjIf7LyXT2LLxjZBP4LIqVQl3LteTPjHDN1WCRaaeF9KwwcSLA5MksdpGVGOeLSy1NcunkBEbamlLUQuVHZJg==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Sigma Delta Chi Awards deadline extended to Monday</strong><br> <br> Don't worry: You have more time to enter your best work in the SDX Awards! The deadline is now 11:59 p.m. EST Monday, and the early bird rate lasts until then.<br> <br> Work published or broadcast in 2016, including freelance, is eligible to be entered for SDX Awards. Professional journalism is recognized in print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics, online and research categories. Submit your entries  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0nTRYi18ZEBsAugJDvs8IP50-RVuQ4cqtvBmWon8IiMISW8PYVj9ojAbz0dQT6TAjb7Qa2c68Vv_vyA7okOTt62GjNfr_4FRiTM4iE8s8iRIiCnlkelSiVVsxxv0z2Z4Aw==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">online</a>.<br> <br> Do you have questions? Send them to <a href="mailto:awards@spj.org" target="_blank" shape="rect">Awards Coordinator Jessica Bennett</a>, or give her a call at 317-920-4788.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Enter your public service journalism for a New America Award by Monday</strong><br> <br> SPJ welcomes New America Award entries from media outlets, journalists, community and issue advocacy groups, individuals and others concerned with ethnic issues. Entries should explore and expose issues of immigrant or ethnic communities in the United States.<br> <br> To be eligible, pieces must have been published or broadcast in 2016. Submit your entries <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0jU2NRS4DzeHJfSO9JxN-bC2UR9wrgW8UQOaeq1bevC6fA8IYt4AGPZB4qwYSY2baw6nyKAmK25B07IEmUI7H0zSKJ-m0ThNZ-9y7dea0nFDfAh2XRjdU8DXDeE2Geg7ns69Lm9N48TW&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">online</a>. Send questions to <a href="mailto:awards@spj.org" target="_blank" shape="rect">Awards Coordinator Jessica Bennett</a>, or give her a call at 317-920-4788.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">High School Essay Contest entries due Feb. 23</strong><br> <br> The contest calls for students enrolled in grades 9-12 in the United States to answer the following question:<br> <br> Why is it important for a democratic society to have women involved in professional media and legal roles? What can be done to reverse the dearth of females in these professions?<br> <br> Rules are available <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0iZY4Q0M7UqxQiutJbxD8hqr28EqV63WWbEGhDaJP60FbdBwitc6jLzyoH2IMDvy5MnmNFnGiQItiueDsy8rCreoqK3KxwZou0pm69xOf7Se7WtFdTCzEbnz35uOEMMnFQ==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>. Entries must be mailed to the Journalism Education Association and postmarked by Feb. 23.<br> <br> ATTN: SPJ/JEA High School Essay Contest<br> 105 Kedzie Hall<br> 828 Mid-Campus Drive S<br> Manhattan, KS 66506<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Cheers to outstanding SPJ volunteers</strong><br> <br> The following honors are reserved for SPJ members only. Thank an outstanding SPJ volunteer by nominating him or her today!<br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0nw5oyky2nvyg5wtHOVtDEAcsCA0aU6B5urJ2pGcrZuM_a0ZzbTzl45PYAEn4q8MCxoBPxuhXJMGIWKnhQP1syDqAJdT__q3IYrLA-504qA8f2DhxIJH-_PIMZbeLPM4tA==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award</a><br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0nw5oyky2nvyCpM-EoyyG1f7NKdRFHjyMDLWwvqL4oCzBLHLonyRvf5tEavDYvGY0pEKcMPOwxHq5-VOtzQQIxHu0nW5-2SSWHCgAvVK2LlGBzrwfztvjuWvotknRXAqxg==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">David L. Eshelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award</a><br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0nw5oyky2nvyZER3jGZvCmuezBKlkorvc6gm7GmBmRAJH7LHDJ7OwF4xQ_P3TW_d0n-4c4OdKOP3NhhQiFYiRqXpLtdPS0Q4Ljfe_3YuBHa-QC-SvaFBPj6lRR1W3sZKZw==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Julie Galvan Outstanding Graduate in Journalism Award</a><br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0nw5oyky2nvygdCAsBMXugNdNaFZ8nXq8J56YcDuYFjn6rX3tzIm0mHZWZbdfKjjSYTWYlgOa23VTz8GJWLuOT3FiyMo7zd1Qud_n_HuHV3tRROh8qBsIRyNhK4wPgOw8g==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Regional Director of the Year Award</a><br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0io-ClFPgVCc6bnQ6KgidzVNCZcaX-8sv6-3sE_6u6s5nhVQpQNxi8GtdkRdQQD_bP3fkVmF3fRFzVoxF1xTvuWhhbyEHRQJnqHZMcRPSyo2mqL2HyChoytoYSm3ih8vbmGOf7MPeTeF&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award</a><br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0hSGZV2LSMgFtSiJiIoAb8BZIvlR7bqUu16QIixXhywLfl1J1S9yvVkz_4l8O6iAkgBFpM4_rJt9aMVyLhkv7MM_pYn-XlKtvQ08qzl6XcvO-DWCKcSWx94h_LZsNEbfiQ==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Wells Memorial Key</a><br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Students: Gain experience on the EIJ News team</strong><br> <br> The EIJ News team works to cover the  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0vCL7pg5pYAsl9U7GTO6yLRmuGK2aB3AqtSgVGvhsHQ-FGGPVvMDxpgXlldq9XBzT2FkJ2XoBETBH864R0UHQ0JDmiOj3w-CDTKlJajxldSaGJlxdzDifoZ2kMsO6PqM9vVFsQhyCmLg&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Excellence in Journalism</a> conference using digital approaches (video, social, audio, photos, written stories).<br> <br> Collegiate multimedia journalists are invited to apply for these positions by midnight EST, April 19. Read more and apply <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0tYtwbALSVlTN9-mQnLXQQZO9A6xP82h6HQVOdRhRvG8eKOmN21ZLca7S93Jxjv665i2ieMq2oL4kVNvbNah6xIPO6L7zc8LbbNW4evGySeVsyJKvGmTgvz7L1kWvOiZcw==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">here</a>.<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">SPJ Blogs Network</strong><br> <br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n5JOWi3vNHfobWpxsqWPuCSYR2YH-E0ghlJdSrUSm9AL32llKqrupa8lSxp2xzj9pU6F6Tf6xyalVi_1LNLT7rXnJax0ibFNyXQEsCjJQzvXaciZx6ZJedYQq03CnIIYKmlfsKksx-RJRvw2bEdFG-nDoIr1SL0707NH74N_GWtzdCy4wWJ0oaYbwHtCDV3ZaZ3_xnD3jxbA_V2EQoJPGFGg==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Freedom to videotape Maryland's Legislature</a> | Andy Schotz | Feb. 12<br> <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n59FnUD8aE-mO4MhZ60e8E-8aPoTezCgBueqfJkWq1t02Dsyy5SRnDM0YtvNxxBQq_9suoIQ6ciEyAVGnYFIla3ei2ZyFPInv1pN4HlniEnt5MsjiLA1QKdH43hkFArMqnVwD0fbxFFc_mvFuGi8iERVdd4UeavGF9axGpWhg-fpPOxnNGiMU6xg==&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">Freedom of Press and History of Journalism in America</a> | Katie-Leigh Corder | Feb. 14<br> <br> <strong class="leadsheadline">Did you know?</strong><br> <br> SPJ members have access to a <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n5S-ScOZmaIOPK7UhVxYdzk-mltkTsvseYGMfLF9le4FUKgP-96m7fT_KPgz16FMCugByp-JQejphh5-GcgKNWpMtpnAUAtyN7E9ikwXV8mygV_YvvOdHmjL89KCEqSU3H9o_bCWhjJhc=&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">special 10% off deal on LifeLock Identity Protection</a>. To receive this member benefit, call 1-800-LIFELOCK (1-800-543-3562) and mention promo code <strong>Affinity24</strong>,  <a href="http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?f=0016MaaKu5eIAKDMQ-bU2U6pEIQ3a2MLTJvyO4kceCCOUvU0HXoKNzg0lkmTDUyg4n5tpb8i2pn7B5c17FcozV_q44WTHCcrSMPsPk1emTk-a0G7cSUZQn2ZyGJUAt7H5hybyH72rXKkuH0OmEAtGrQkT0OodfvDUGszmkmJmKevyi67USXTo5HmWiOHB4zqjZr6kCosxuz1v6UBnx3Tjkr0cOQDW-Tmn_VoqSvctjcpeoIddIEN6npRuBD6MYX-j4tm00pcn0JbrQjPidnXu08v6E7BvqGVMFcFe4wGbQBuxqXiW7nk7nIvQ3lN6NQmKSb41S_laPxYY4=&c=pQN8ymY4DSGGve47U67aFwNXIXvIJVgZABAVHXOSCZwWJpavXsAnSQ==&ch=yWROKgx7iyAuBKqWsUqTbTrFvEC8dEOaqJr1o8JkxR-lhQLhZwCklQ==" target="_blank" shape="rect">or visit online by clicking here.</a> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:00:00 -1700