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May 2020

2020 Excellence in Media Awards

May 7, 2020 @ 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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February 2021

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

February 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

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, Director of Digital and Enterprise Content, WDIV-Local4/ClickonDetroit Vincent Duffy, News Director, Michigan Radio Kelley Root, Executive Editor, Crain’s Detroit Business Kat Stafford, National Investigative Writer,…

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March 2021

FOIA: Learn How to Access Government Information

March 16, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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 right to request access to records from any federal agency to be "in the know" about government activities. And states have passed similar laws. FOIA…

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August 2021

SPJ Detroit Summer Social Happy Hour!

August 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Griot Music Lounge Detroit, 66 E Forest Ave.
Detroit, MI 48201 United States
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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 Music Lounge in Detroit, located at 66 E Forest Ave, Detroit, MI 48201 No need to RSVP – just come for the whole time or…

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December 2021

Free Google News Training – Dec. 14

December 14, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

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 free training, email DETROIT SPJ-pro chapter programming chair Vincent Duffy at . Please put “Google training” in the subject line.

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SPJ Detroit Zoom Happy Hour

December 14, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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 an opportunity to ask questions of our Detroit SPJ board members. Please order a "free" ticket through Eventbrite. We will need your email address to…

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February 2022

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

February 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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 athletes at the University of Michigan.Go behind the scenes with the Detroit News higher-education reporter who uncovered - then covered - the shocking facts that…

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March 2022

POSTPONED: FOIA Fest at Wayne State University

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Wayne State University, 5221 Gullen Mall
Detroit, MI 48202 United States
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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 Michigan’s transparency of government List of speakers and panelists: Vincent Duffy – Michigan Radio Jennifer Dukarski, Butzel Law Firm- Freedom of Information Act training Kathy…

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EVENT: How Report for America is Bolstering Local Journalism

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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 Board member Earl Johnson – Director of Admissions for Report for America Clara Hendrickson – Report for America Corps member at Detroit Free Press Jiquanda…

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May 2022

SPJ Detroit Excellence in Journalism Awards

May 5 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
San Marino Club, 1685 E Big Beaver Rd.
Troy, 48083 United States
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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. Get your tickets below. Tickets SPJ Member Ticket $55.00 USD Non-member ticket $65.00 USD SPJ Member and guest $115.00 USD Table of 10 $575.00 USD Student SPJ member $20.00 USD Student ticket $35.00 USD Names of Attendees

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