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ALERT: SPJ Detroit Excellence in Journalism Awards banquet postponed

By Max White / March 19, 2020 / 0 Comments

Dear SPJ Detroit members and Detroit journalists, With deep regret, your SPJ-Detroit board is canceling the Excellence in Journalism Awards banquet, which was scheduled for May 7, 2020. Our cancellation is due to the serious concerns over the coronavirus and COVID-19. We are exploring options to reschedule the event in Fall 2020. In the meantime, […]

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Journalist, Young Journalist of the Year and scholarship entries

By Max White / February 27, 2020 / Comments Off on DEADLINE EXTENDED: Journalist, Young Journalist of the Year and scholarship entries

The Detroit chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is accepting nominations/entries for Journalist of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year, as well as applications for a Laurain Scholarship. The deadline has been extended to March 23 at 11:59 p.m. Winners will be announced at the annual banquet on Thursday, May 7, 2020. […]

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DEADLINE EXTENDED: Excellence in Journalism Awards entries

By Max White / February 4, 2020 / Comments Off on DEADLINE EXTENDED: Excellence in Journalism Awards entries

FINAL DEADLINE EXTENSION FOR THE EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM 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 […]

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A Message from the SPJ Detroit President & 2020 Agenda

By Max White / January 21, 2020 / Comments Off on A Message from the SPJ Detroit President & 2020 Agenda

Looking Back and Going Forward with More from your SPJ Detroit chapter Message from the SPJ Detroit President Dear SPJ Detroit members and friends, Your chapter board of directors is busy planning an exciting 2020 with more programming, workshops and media advocacy for our profession. You will be receiving more details on these efforts following […]

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CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2020 Excellence in Journalism Awards

By Max White / January 1, 2020 / Comments Off on CALL FOR ENTRIES: 2020 Excellence in Journalism Awards

The entry period is now open for the 2020 Excellence in Journalism Awards, honoring the best journalism from around metro Detroit during 2019. We are also accepting nominations for Journalist of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year, as well as applications for a Laurain Scholarship. The contest is now open, and the deadline […]

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Student journalists cover SPJ FOIA Fest

By Max White / November 27, 2019 / Comments Off on Student journalists cover SPJ FOIA Fest

Here you’ll find stories from student journalists on the SPJ Detroit FOIA Festival. FOIA Festival – Kelly O’… by SPJ Detroit on Scribd Detroit Journalists Fight for Government Transparency by SPJ Detroit on Scribd FOIA Final Draft-converted by SPJ Detroit on Scribd SPJ Website FOIA Conf 2019 KJ by SPJ Detroit on Scribd FOIA Festival Article, […]

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A Message from the SPJ Detroit President on our FOIA Festival

By Max White / November 4, 2019 / Comments Off on A Message from the SPJ Detroit President on our FOIA Festival

Dear SPJ members and friends of journalism; Thank you for your support and participation during our first Freedom of Information- FOIA- Festival on October 12th. SPJ Detroit and our co-sponsor Wayne State University brought together over 125 journalists, community leaders, and students to champion reform and awareness of Michigan’s Freedom of Information Act and the […]

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Photos from 1st annual FOIA Festival

By Max White / October 28, 2019 / Comments Off on Photos from 1st annual FOIA Festival
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Detroit News coverage on AG Dana Nessel at FOIA Festival

By Max White / October 22, 2019 / Comments Off on Detroit News coverage on AG Dana Nessel at FOIA Festival

Thank you to the Detroit News and reporter Sarah Rahal for covering Attorney General Dana Nessel speaking at our first-ever FOIA Festival. Read the story here.

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View the schedule for the SPJ Detroit FOIA Festival

By Max White / September 24, 2019 / Comments Off on View the schedule for the SPJ Detroit FOIA Festival

The first-ever SPJ Detroit FOIA Festival will take place on Saturday Oct. 12 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Wayne State University’s Student Center. Get your tickets here The schedule for the festival is below, featuring journalists and other leaders from across metro Detroit and the state of Michigan. 9 – 9:10 a.m. – […]

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