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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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SPJ Detroit announces Journalist & Young Journalist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Awards & scholarship winners

By Max White / April 16, 2020 / Comments Off on SPJ Detroit announces Journalist & Young Journalist of the Year, Lifetime Achievement Awards & scholarship winners

The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has named the recipients of many of its top awards – Lifetime Achievement, Journalist of the Year, Young Journalist of the Year and the Larry Laurain scholarships — as part of the 2020 Excellence in Journalism celebrations. Three of the region’s prominent journalists – David Ashenfelter, […]

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ALERT: SPJ Detroit Excellence in Journalism Awards banquet postponed

By Max White / March 19, 2020 / Comments Off on ALERT: SPJ Detroit Excellence in Journalism Awards banquet postponed

Dear SPJ Detroit members and Detroit journalists, With deep regret, your SPJ-Detroit board is canceling the Excellence in Journalism Awards banquet, which was scheduled for May 7, 2020. Our cancellation is due to the serious concerns over the coronavirus and COVID-19. We are exploring options to reschedule the event in Fall 2020. In the meantime, […]

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A Message from the SPJ Detroit President & 2020 Agenda

By Max White / January 21, 2020 / Comments Off on A Message from the SPJ Detroit President & 2020 Agenda

Looking Back and Going Forward with More from your SPJ Detroit chapter Message from the SPJ Detroit President Dear SPJ Detroit members and friends, Your chapter board of directors is busy planning an exciting 2020 with more programming, workshops and media advocacy for our profession. You will be receiving more details on these efforts following […]

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Student journalists cover SPJ FOIA Fest

By Max White / November 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Student journalists cover SPJ FOIA Fest

Here you’ll find stories from student journalists on the SPJ Detroit FOIA Festival. FOIA Festival – Kelly O’… by SPJ Detroit on Scribd Detroit Journalists Fight for Government Transparency by SPJ Detroit on Scribd FOIA Final Draft-converted by SPJ Detroit on Scribd SPJ Website FOIA Conf 2019 KJ by SPJ Detroit on Scribd FOIA Festival Article, […]

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