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2020 Excellence in Media Awards

San Marino Club 1685 E Big Beaver Rd., Troy

Join us for the 2020 Excellence in Media Awards, honoring the best in metro Detroit journalism from 2019. It's taking place on Thursday, May 7 at the San Marino Club in Troy. Details to be released later on tickets and timing.

Running a Newsroom in Chaotic Times: A SPJ Detroit Panel discussion

Join Detroit newsroom leaders and SPJ Detroit Board members in a discussion about how their newsrooms changed in 2020. Covering a pandemic, discussions of racial justice, and a never-ending election made it a chaotic year. Panelists include: Moderator: Beth Konrad, President SPJ Detroit, Professor of Practice & Adjunct Wayne State University Dept. of Communication Panelists: Ro Coppola, …

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FOIA: 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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SPJ Detroit Summer Social Happy Hour!

Griot Music Lounge Detroit 66 E Forest Ave., Detroit, MI

Do you long to see everyone again? Would you like to meet fellow board members you’ve never seen in person? Should we give our members something “fun” to do? Join us at the SPJ Detroit Pro Chapter summer social and happy hour! It's on Wednesday, August 4 from 5:00 – 7:30 pm at the Griot …

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Free Google News Training – Dec. 14

DETROIT SPJ Pro-chapter members can receive FREE training in Google Tools on Tuesday, Dec 14 from noon-1 pm. The SPJ Training Program in association with the Google News Initiative is providing this one-hour training session as a free introduction to Google Tools. The trainer is Benét J. Wilson. To receive a zoom link for the …

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SPJ Detroit Zoom Happy Hour

Please join your fellow journalists for an hour-long BYOB Holiday Happy Hour Party. We will meet and celebrate via Zoom on Tuesday, Dec. 14 from 6:30 – 7:30 PM. We want to join with our journalism friends to celebrate and get to know each other better. Ugly holiday sweaters are encouraged. There will also be …

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Q&A with Kim Kozlowski on Dr. Robert Anderson investigation

The Association for Women in Communications Detroit chapter has lined up a super special program ripped straight from the national headlines. On Tuesday evening, February 8, we are privileged to have the award-winning journalist, Kim Kozlowski, join us for an in-depth look at a story she broke about Dr. Robert Anderson’s decades-long assault on young …

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POSTPONED: FOIA Fest at Wayne State University

Wayne State University 5221 Gullen Mall, Detroit, MI

UPDATE: We are rescheduling the 2022 FOIA Festival for the fall of 2022 Have you registered for the 2022 FOIA Festival scheduled for March 5th? The FOIA Festival is designed for all journalists, students, community organizations and residents. Learn how to use FOIA to access public records Understand Michigan’s Open Meetings Act Become active in enhancing …

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EVENT: How Report for America is Bolstering Local Journalism

Joins us for an information session with Report for America about its work 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. The presenters Vincent D. McCraw – Report for American Region 2 Manager and SPJ Detroit …

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