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A message from your SPJ President – January 2022

By Max White / January 27, 2022 / Comments Off on A message from your SPJ President – January 2022

Dear SPJ Detroit members and friends, First and foremost, thank you to all the reporters, editors, producers, publishers, journalism professors and students who continued our mission to seek and report the truth during these challenging times.  You are among the frontline, essential workers and heroes. Our journalism society extends our praise, gratitude and support with […]

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CALL FOR ENTRIES – 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards

By Max White / January 14, 2022 / Comments Off on CALL FOR ENTRIES – 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards

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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Op-ed: Michigan news outlets sue Michigan Redistricting Commission

By Max White / December 10, 2021 / Comments Off on Op-ed: Michigan news outlets sue Michigan Redistricting Commission

News outlets across the state filed a lawsuit against the Michigan Independent Redistricting Commission this week, aiming to get them to release secret memos that were used to draw districts. Bridge, The Detroit News, Detroit Free Press and Michigan Press Association filed the lawsuit. “We’re suing because the process that this group follows will guide […]

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SPJ celebrates release of metro Detroit journalist Danny Fenster from Myanmar prison

By Max White / November 16, 2021 / Comments Off on SPJ celebrates release of metro Detroit journalist Danny Fenster from Myanmar prison

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists is thankful that former New Mexico Gov. and United Nations Ambassador Bill Richardson negotiated the release of Danny Fenster. The American journalist was sentenced a few days ago to 11 years of hard labor in Myanmar. In a statement by the Richardson Center, Fenster’s release was secured following a private humanitarian visit by […]

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JOB ALERT: Assistant News Editor at Detroit Jewish News

By Max White / November 11, 2021 / Comments Off on JOB ALERT: Assistant News Editor at Detroit Jewish News

Job link here: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=assistant+editor&jk=d7c36b333ee5fa01&_ga=2.76337173.1874130136.1636374768-254539786.1633959604 Full Job Description This position will be in office the first few weeks with a hybrid schedule after that. The Detroit Jewish News, is a Zionist weekly newspaper dedicated to preserve, protect and sustain the Jewish people of Metro Detroit, the state of Michigan and beyond — with a special dedication to the […]

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WATCH: 2020 SPJ Detroit Excellence in Journalism Awards

By Max White / June 8, 2021 / Comments Off on WATCH: 2020 SPJ Detroit Excellence in Journalism Awards

The 2020 SPJ Detroit Excellence in Journalism Awards were held virtually this year due to COVID-19. You can watch the awards below and see winners below the video. 2020 Award Winners – Excellence in Journalism by SPJ Detroit on Scribd

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SPJ Detroit announces finalists for Excellence in Journalism Awards

By Max White / May 10, 2021 / Comments Off on SPJ Detroit announces finalists for Excellence in Journalism Awards

SPJ Detroit today released the list of finalists for its annual Excellence in Journalism awards competition. The more than 200 listees also include finalists for Journalist of the Year, Young Journalist of the Year and the inaugural Sojourner Truth Award in Topical Reporting, officials from the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists said. […]

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EVENT: Building Climate Reporting Confidence

By Max White / March 6, 2021 / Comments Off on EVENT: Building Climate Reporting Confidence

Dear Journalists, Want to boost your climate confidence but unsure where to start?  This interactive webinar taking place on March 11th from 1-2:30pm Eastern, will help. For those who are relatively new to the climate story, we’ll provide resources & story ideas, an intro to climate science, and an opportunity to talk shop with reporters from the […]

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FOIA EVENT: Learn How to Access Government Information

By Max White / March 3, 2021 / Comments Off on FOIA EVENT: Learn How to Access Government Information

Detroit SPJ has partnered with The Association for Women in Communications Detroit Chapter to host a special event. Tuesday, March 16 – 6:00 PM FOIA: Learn How to Access Government Information The Flint Water crisis. The COVID-19 pandemic. Racial profiling. FOIA has exposed critical information behind them all. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) provides us the […]

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CALL FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED TO FEB. 26

By Max White / February 19, 2021 / Comments Off on CALL FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED TO FEB. 26

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, […]

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