Thursday, June 30, 2016

Cincy SPJ Chapter Newsletter - June 2016

Excellence in Journalism, Journalism Hall of Fame Inductions

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Society of Professional Journalists

Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter    

Improving and protecting journalism in Greater Cincinnati since 1967.

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                                      You're Invited                                  

Annual SPJ Greater Cincinnati Awards

What: Excellence in Journalism, Journalism Hall of Fame

When: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30, Thursday, June 23. Appetizers and drinks will be served during the reception at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 7 p.m.

Where: Frost Brown Todd, downtown:

Queen City Square
Great American Tower, Floor 33
301 East Fourth Street
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Cost: Tickets are $30, before June 16, and $35 afterwards. Parking is $15 in the Tower Place Garage. Purchase tickets on Eventbrite, by mail or at the door. For those who prefer mail, send checks to:
Tom McKee, President
SPJ Greater Cincinnati
1720 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202

 SPJ Greater Cincinnati Hall of Fame Inductees 
Sheryl Bills, former The Cincinnati Enquirer managing editor and a founding editor of USA Today
Francis Dale (1965-1973), lawyer and publisher of The Cincinnati Enquirer
Ralph Holsinger (1918-2004), managing editor of The Cincinnati Enquirer, who resigned rather than prepare a list of employees to terminate at the recommendation of efficiency experts in the 1960s; author of press law and ethics textbooks while at Indiana University
Allen Howard, longtime writer, editor and board member for The Cincinnati Enquirer
Micheal Keating, retired photojournalist with The Cincinnati Enquirer, Emmy winner and executive director of Clyde N. Day Foundation
Jim Knippenberg (1946-2009), The Cincinnati Enquirer feature columnist
Walt Maher (1929-2011), long-time WCPO-TV newscaster/sportscaster and WKRC sportscaster
Ed Reinke (1951-2011), The Cincinnati Enquirer and Associated Press (AP) photographer, who died while shooting a Kentucky sports event for the AP


There has never been a more challenging time for journalists. Everyone is expected to do more during the work day. Print, on line, broadcast and social media -- more platforms requiring content. At the same time, getting access to public information at times can be tougher than ever.

That's where the Society of Professional Journalists Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter can help. We're on top of trends and issues of importance to journalists. Our programs are designed to help keep everyone at the top of their game. That takes constant communication with SPJ members and recruitment of new members to help fulfill our mission.

To do that, the chapter is launching a quarterly newsletter so you can stay current on meetings, programs and interesting news about Cincinnati journalism. We hope you like it.  We hope you'll contribute thoughts, ideas, articles and feedback about the effort.

Tom McKee
Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter President

Save the Date
Excellence in Journalism 2016
National SPJ Convention
Sept. 18-20 / Sheraton New Orleans / New Orleans, L.A.

Looking Back,
                    Moving Forward  

SPJ Region 4-5 Conference 2016 in Cincinnati a great success
By Kaye Spector, Cleveland and Ginny McCabe, Cincinnati

Each year, SPJ's Region 4 holds a regional conference for journalists, so they can sharpen their skills, learn about the latest technologies, and talk about some of the top trends in the industry.

This year, SPJ Region 4 (Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia) and Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky) partnered to host a joint regional conference in Cincinnati on April 1-2 at the Kingsgate Marriott.

The SPJ Region 4-5 Conference was packed with educational sessions, panel discussions, a time for networking, and a silent auction. A few of the highlights included a keynote address by Stephen George, executive editor of Louisville Public Media, and a SuperSession on the debate over body-cam and dash-cam videos.

Overall, the event featured 14 panels, 48 speakers, 27 sponsors and more than 200 registrants, including 4 national SPJ presidents. Special thanks to everyone who was a part of this stellar event - from the planning committee and sponsors to the speakers, special guests and attendees.

The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.

To ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality into future centuries, the American people must be well informed in order to make decisions regarding their lives, and their local and national communities.

It is the role of journalists to provide this information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner.

Newsletter by SPJ board members:

Managing Editors: Hayley Day, Ginny McCabe

Assistant Editors: Ben Goldschmidt, Carly Hagedon

Contact us: Please send news items, related content, and job & internship postings to  

Chapter President: Tom McKee,

Copyright © 2016 Society of Professional Journalists  Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter, All rights reserved.

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SPJ Greater Cincinnati

C/O Tom McKee, WCPO

1720 Gilbert Avenue

Cincinnati, OH 45202

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