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Call for Entries – 2021 SPJ Detroit Excellence in Media awards

By Max White / January 11, 2021 / 0 Comments

The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is calling for entries for the Excellence in Media awards. We are also accepting nominations for Journalist of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year, as well as applications for a Laurain Scholarship. SPJ Detroit is presenting awards for outstanding journalism in Michigan Detroit publications, broadcast, […]

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Breaking News – Call for Entries Notice

By Max White / December 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Breaking News – Call for Entries Notice

SPJ Detroit’s “Excellence in Journalism” competition is going statewide this year honoring outstanding achievements in Michigan by print, broadcast, photo, online and other practicing journalists during 2020. Who will be the “Journalist of the Year,” “Young Journalist of the Year” and the Larry Laurain Scholarship winners? The ‘Call for Entries’ and details about the expanded […]

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End of year message from the SPJ Detroit president

By Max White / December 21, 2020 / Comments Off on End of year message from the SPJ Detroit president

Dear SPJ members and friends, This has been a very tough year for journalists and, particularly, for local journalists. Amid that drama, Michigan was center stage – hosting an epicenter of the nation’s Black Lives Matter movement, swaying the 2020 presidential election and weighing the outbreak and challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic. Our colleagues, […]

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Nominations open for Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

By Max White / November 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Nominations open for Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

Nominations are now being accepted for the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. Inductees to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame must have established their professional reputations through Michigan journalism. Honorees will be inducted at a date and in a format to be determined. Nominees are judged on their contributions to Michigan journalism, courage, innovation, leadership, […]

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EVENT: Communicating COVID-19: Journalism’s role in the ongoing pandemic

By Max White / October 2, 2020 / Comments Off on EVENT: Communicating COVID-19: Journalism’s role in the ongoing pandemic

Washington Post President and Publisher Philip L. Graham once described journalism as “the first rough draft of history.” In the case of COVID-19, creating the first draft has been especially challenging given the lack of information, conflicting opinions, polarized political stances, and a severe and sustained public health threat. The Wayne State University Alumni Association presents […]

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August message from the SPJ Detroit President

By Max White / August 19, 2020 / Comments Off on August message from the SPJ Detroit President

Dear SPJ Detroit members, These have been chaotic and trying times for all our members and we hope you are staying healthy and safe. Please know SPJ Detroit is continuing to protect and promote the rights of our local journalists. We have rescheduled our annual awards banquet for May 2021 and will be honoring our […]

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View the proposed changes to the SPJ Detroit Bylaws

By Max White / June 25, 2020 / Comments Off on View the proposed changes to the SPJ Detroit Bylaws

The Society of Professional Journalists – Detroit Chapter has proposed changes to our Bylaws. You can view the proposed changes below. SPJ Detroit members will receive an email to vote on the proposed changes. SPJ Detroit Propsed Bylaws Changes by SPJ Detroit on Scribd

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SPJ DETROIT CALLS ON GOVERNOR, DETROIT OFFICIALS TO OBSERVE RIGHTS OF THE PRESS

By Max White / June 5, 2020 / Comments Off on SPJ DETROIT CALLS ON GOVERNOR, DETROIT OFFICIALS TO OBSERVE RIGHTS OF THE PRESS

SPJ DETROIT CALLS ON GOVERNOR, DETROIT OFFICIALS TO OBSERVE RIGHTS OF THE PRESS TO:  Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan Detroit Police Chief James Craig FROM: Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists DATE:  June 5, 2020 RE:  Freedom of the Press and Journalist rights SPJ Detroit, the local affiliate of the […]

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A message from the SPJ Detroit President on EIJ winners, financial assistance

By Max White / May 28, 2020 / Comments Off on A message from the SPJ Detroit President on EIJ winners, financial assistance

A Message from the SPJ Detroit President Congratulations to EIJ winners; financial assistance exists for journalists Dear SPJ Detroit members and friends, Please join me in congratulating the 2020 “Excellence in Journalism” winners and finalists. Our annual competition honors the best journalism spanning all mediums including print, radio, television and digital in Southeastern Michigan, and […]

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SPJ announces 2020 Excellence in Journalism Award winners

By Max White / May 21, 2020 / Comments Off on SPJ announces 2020 Excellence in Journalism Award winners

More than 240 awards are being distributed to Metro Detroit’s best journalists who are being announced today as winners in the 2020 SPJ Detroit “Excellence in Journalism” competition. The group joins a spectacular collection of awardees, including Robert Snell of The Detroit News, who was earlier cited as the region’s “Journalist of the Year.” The […]

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