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WATCH: Course of FOIA: Tips, Tricks & Upcoming Changes in Michigan

By Max White / February 16, 2023 / Comments Off on WATCH: Course of FOIA: Tips, Tricks & Upcoming Changes in Michigan

If you missed our course of FOIA Part 1: Tips, Tricks and Upcoming Changes in Michigan, you can watch it below. Chastity Pratt, an SPJ Detroit Board Member who works for The Wall Street Journal, moderated the panel. It featured Sam Klemet from the Michigan Association of Broadcasters, Lisa McGraw from the Michigan Press Association, […]

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CALL FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED: Excellence in Journalism Awards

By Max White / January 12, 2023 / Comments Off on CALL FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED: 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 publications, broadcast, digital […]

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Entry Fee Changes – 2023 Excellence in Journalism

By Max White / January 10, 2023 / Comments Off on Entry Fee Changes – 2023 Excellence in Journalism

To 2023 SPJ contest submitters, The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is adjusting the entry fees for entries in this year’s Excellence in Journalism awards. We wanted to give everyone who submitted entries in 2022 a heads-up. The contest now has the following fee levels: We will pre-adjust the default fee for “known” […]

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WATCH: Panel discussion on 2022 election

By Max White / October 19, 2022 / Comments Off on WATCH: Panel discussion on 2022 election

On Tuesday, Oct. 18, SPJ Detroit hosted a panel discussion on the 2022 election with Craig Mauger from The Detroit News, Emily Lawyer from The Detroit Free Press and Rick Pluta from Michigan Public Radio. You can watch it below

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COVID at SPJ Awards Banquet

By Max White / May 10, 2022 / Comments Off on COVID at SPJ Awards Banquet

We want to thank everyone who attended the SPJ Detroit banquet last Thursday, May 5, at the San Marino Club.  It was a fabulous night, but we wanted to let you know that some people in attendance have tested positive for COVID. Depending on your company’s protocols you may want to take a test. As you may […]

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Photos: 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards

By Max White / May 9, 2022 / Comments Off on Photos: 2022 Excellence in Journalism Awards

Photos courtesy Kevin Bean

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FULL LIST: Excellence in Journalism Award winners

By Max White / May 6, 2022 / Comments Off on FULL LIST: Excellence in Journalism Award winners

The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Journalists is proud to announce this year’s winners. It was so nice to see everyone in person again.We want to congratulate all who were selected for an award. We also want to thank everyone who submitted entries. We received over 600 entries from all over Michigan this year. […]

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Excellence in Journalism: Lifetime Achievement, Journalist/Young Journalist of the year finalists

By Max White / April 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Excellence in Journalism: Lifetime Achievement, Journalist/Young Journalist of the year finalists

The Detroit chapter of Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ Detroit) today announces this year’s Lifetime Achievement honorees, as well as finalists for Journalist of the Year, and Young Journalist of the Year. Honors will be awarded at the chapter’s Excellence in Journalism awards banquet on Thursday, May 5, at the San Marino Club – 1685 […]

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Excellence in Journalism Award winners announced

By Max White / April 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Excellence in Journalism Award winners announced

The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ Detroit) today announces finalists for its 2021 Excellence in Journalism awards. Early next week, we will release the names of this year’s Lifetime Achievement honorees, as well as finalists for Journalist of the Year, Young Journalist of the Year, and our scholarships. We very much […]

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Tickets on sale now for SPJ Detroit Excellence in Journalism Awards

By Max White / April 7, 2022 / Comments Off on Tickets on sale now for SPJ Detroit Excellence in Journalism Awards

Tickets are now on sale for the 2022 SPJ Detroit Excellence in Journalism Awards. It’s happening Thursday, May 5 at the San Marino Club in Troy, located at 1685 E. Big Beaver Rd. in Troy. Tickets SPJ Member Ticket $55.00 USDNon-member ticket $65.00 USDSPJ Member and guest $115.00 USDTable of 10 $575.00 USDStudent SPJ member […]

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WATCH: Discussion on Report for America

By Max White / March 31, 2022 / Comments Off on WATCH: Discussion on Report for America

In case you missed our discussion and information with Report for America, you can watch it below. See how RFA works in communities to strengthen them by helping sustain local journalism and learn how RFA helps newsrooms by subsidizing emerging journalists to report on undercovered issues and communities.

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Register for the SPJ Region 4 and 5 Conference

By Max White / March 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Register for the SPJ Region 4 and 5 Conference

Wonder where the future of journalism is headed? Is there equity in the newsroom? How will journalists survive and thrive in the future? These are only a few of the topics we’ll cover during the virtual Society of Professional Journalists Region 4 and 5 Conference on Sat., Apr. 9, 2022. The conference will begin with opening […]

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EVENT: The PIO and the Right to Know

By Max White / March 15, 2022 / Comments Off on EVENT: The PIO and the Right to Know

The PIO and the Right to Know is back and in person! Plan for a full day of best practices and lessons learned from crisis communications experts on Wednesday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Wayne State University’s Student Center. This year we are featuring keynote speaker Michael Osterholm, PhD, MPH, epidemiologist, Covid-19 expert […]

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Applications open for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

By Max White / March 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Applications open for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

Got a great idea for a high-impact story that ‘Follows the Money’, but few resources to get it done? If so, check out The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY. The McGraw Fellowship provides up to $15,000 and editorial support for experienced journalists to produce deeply-reported investigative […]

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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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