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August 2019

Happy Hour

August 14, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Anchor Bar Detroit Detroit, MI United States + Google Map

Join the Society of Professional Journalists – Detroit Chapter, for drinks and food during a happy hour event at The Anchor Bar on Wednesday, Aug. 14 from 7-9 p.m. Get together with fellow journalists from across Detroit, unwind after a long day at work, and learn more about our chapter and our FOIA Festival in October! We'll be in our own room, and as journalists, of course, we're going to feed you with totchos, wings and more.

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October 2019

FOIA Festival

October 12, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wayne State University Student Union, 5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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The Society of Professional Journalists – Detroit Chapter is proud to present the first FOIA Festival, happening on Saturday, Oct. 12 at Wayne State University's Student Center. Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel will give the keynote address at the festival. The goal is of the festival is to build greater awareness and understanding of the Michigan Freedom of Information Act and Michigan's Open Meetings Act for the purpose of government transparency and greater access to public records furthering the ideals…

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10th annual “Show the Love” fundraiser

October 28, 2019 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

This is the 10th year in which Metro Detroit journalists, their friends and supporters come together on one night to raise funds that will help out-of- journalists and journalists experiencing hardship. This year's event is brought to you by the Detroit chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists (Detroit NABJ), the Society of Professional Journalists-Detroit (SPJ Detroit), the Asian-American Journalists Association Michigan (AAJA), The Detroit Free Press and The Detroit News. Tickets are $15 in advance on Eventbrite or…

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February 2020

Tales from the ‘dark side’ – Making a successful move from Journalism to PR

February 19 @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Join SPJ Detroit, PRSA Detroit and Airfoil for a discussion on making the jump from journalism to PR and communications. Which skills may translate perfectly to a career in PR, and which new skills will they need to master? In this roundtable of former journalists who have successfully launched second careers in PR and communications, we’ll explore the best practices, big surprises, and common misconceptions regarding the transition from journalism to PR. We’ll also discuss the challenges and opportunities presented…

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May 2020

2020 Excellence in Media Awards

May 7 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
San Marino Club, 1685 E Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, 48083 United States
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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.

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