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SPJ Detroit announces finalists for Excellence in Journalism Awards

By Max White / May 10, 2021 / 0 Comments

SPJ Detroit today released the list of finalists for its annual Excellence in Journalism awards competition. The more than 200 listees also include finalists for Journalist of the Year, Young Journalist of the Year and the inaugural Sojourner Truth Award in Topical Reporting, officials from the Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists said. […]

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EVENT: Building Climate Reporting Confidence

By Max White / March 6, 2021 / Comments Off on EVENT: Building Climate Reporting Confidence

Dear Journalists, Want to boost your climate confidence but unsure where to start?  This interactive webinar taking place on March 11th from 1-2:30pm Eastern, will help. For those who are relatively new to the climate story, we’ll provide resources & story ideas, an intro to climate science, and an opportunity to talk shop with reporters from the […]

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FOIA EVENT: Learn How to Access Government Information

By Max White / March 3, 2021 / Comments Off on FOIA EVENT: 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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CALL FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED TO FEB. 26

By Max White / February 19, 2021 / Comments Off on CALL FOR ENTRIES EXTENDED TO FEB. 26

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, […]

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Call for Entries – 2021 SPJ Detroit Excellence in Media awards

By Max White / January 11, 2021 / Comments Off on Call for Entries – 2021 SPJ Detroit Excellence in Media 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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Breaking News – Call for Entries Notice

By Max White / December 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Breaking News – Call for Entries Notice

SPJ Detroit’s “Excellence in Journalism” competition is going statewide this year honoring outstanding achievements in Michigan by print, broadcast, photo, online and other practicing journalists during 2020. Who will be the “Journalist of the Year,” “Young Journalist of the Year” and the Larry Laurain Scholarship winners? The ‘Call for Entries’ and details about the expanded […]

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End of year message from the SPJ Detroit president

By Max White / December 21, 2020 / Comments Off on End of year message from the SPJ Detroit president

Dear SPJ members and friends, This has been a very tough year for journalists and, particularly, for local journalists. Amid that drama, Michigan was center stage – hosting an epicenter of the nation’s Black Lives Matter movement, swaying the 2020 presidential election and weighing the outbreak and challenges of the COVID 19 pandemic. Our colleagues, […]

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Nominations open for Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

By Max White / November 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Nominations open for Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame

Nominations are now being accepted for the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame. Inductees to the Michigan Journalism Hall of Fame must have established their professional reputations through Michigan journalism. Honorees will be inducted at a date and in a format to be determined. Nominees are judged on their contributions to Michigan journalism, courage, innovation, leadership, […]

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EVENT: Communicating COVID-19: Journalism’s role in the ongoing pandemic

By Max White / October 2, 2020 / Comments Off on EVENT: Communicating COVID-19: Journalism’s role in the ongoing pandemic

Washington Post President and Publisher Philip L. Graham once described journalism as “the first rough draft of history.” In the case of COVID-19, creating the first draft has been especially challenging given the lack of information, conflicting opinions, polarized political stances, and a severe and sustained public health threat. The Wayne State University Alumni Association presents […]

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August message from the SPJ Detroit President

By Max White / August 19, 2020 / Comments Off on August message from the SPJ Detroit President

Dear SPJ Detroit members, These have been chaotic and trying times for all our members and we hope you are staying healthy and safe. Please know SPJ Detroit is continuing to protect and promote the rights of our local journalists. We have rescheduled our annual awards banquet for May 2021 and will be honoring our […]

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