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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, 2020 @ 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, 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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