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Cincy SPJ Excellence in Journalism/HOF Awards Ceremony

Special thanks to Cara Owsley for the photos

Photos by Cara Owsley

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Highlights from SPJ Region 4 Conference in Cleveland

SPJ Region 4 Conference

Cincinnati Represents

Enjoyed Serving as a Panelist for Getting Started in Freelance and Niche Publications

Trivia Night with Cara Owsley

Talking with Dana Canedy and Her Son Jordan

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Freelance Journalism Workshop on Sat., March 2 presented by SPJ Central Ohio Pro

SPJ_Horizontal_WebI look forward to serving on a panel at the 11 a.m. session. Hope to see everyone there!

Is freelancing right for you? Learn more about the world of freelance journalism with an educational workshop brought to you by the Central Ohio Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Panel discussions featuring working professionals will cover everything from how to determine if freelancing is right for you, to the ins and outs of running your own business.

Join SPJ on Saturday, March 2 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Dublin Integrated Education Center at the Ohio University Dublin Campus. Panel discussions include:

– 9 a.m. – Is Freelancing Right for You?
– 10 a.m. – How to Market and Brand Yourself
– 11 a.m. – The Business of Being Self Employed: What You Need to Know to Establish and Run Your Business

Networking begins at 8 a.m. with programming kicking off at 9 a.m. Tickets are $15 for SPJ members and students and $20 for non-members. A continental breakfast and snacks will be provided.

Tickets are available on Eventbrite https://www.eventbrite.com/e/freelance-journalism-workshop-tickets-56596479594

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Multiple CMG employees win SPJ Awards

DAYTON, OH (June 22, 2018) — Cox Media Group Ohio is proud to announce that 15 of their media journalists have won awards from The Ohio Society of Professional Journalists for 2018! The list of award winners is as follows:

WHIO-TV:

WHIO-TV- BEST SPOT NEWS – FIRST PLACE – “CAR THIEF CAUGHT” – ADAM MARSHALL & NATHAN DAVIS

TELEVISION BEST OF SHOW – BEST NEWSCAST- SECOND PLACE -NEWS CENTER 7 AT NOON – QUINCY WALLACE & KRISTI DEROCHER

BEST PRODUCER – SECOND PLACE – NEWS CENTER 7 AT 5 – “WRONG WAY DRIVER” – AMY FREDERICK

BEST VIDEOGRAPHER- SECOND PLACE – BYRON STIRSMAN

BEST CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORTING – SECOND PLACE – “REFUSAL TO PROSECUTE” – CARYN GOLDEN & BYRON STIRSMAN

BEST CONSUMER REPORTING – SECOND PLACE – “WHO IS ROBOCALLING YOU?” – RACHEL MURRAY & BYRON STIRSMAN

BEST NEWS OPERATION- WHIO-TV- SECOND PLACE

DAYTON DAILY NEWS:

DAYTON DAILY NEWS – BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING – SECOND PLACE – “JAILHOUSE INVESTIGATIONS” – Mark Gokavi and Josh Sweigart

DAYTON DAILY NEWS – BEST PUBLIC SERVICE JOURNALISM – FIRST PLACE – “TERRIBLE MISTAKES” – Katie Wedell

DAYTON DAILY NEWS/mydaytondailynews.com – BEST MEDICAL/SCIENCE REPORTING – SECOND PLACE –“THE WAR YOU CAN’T SEE: U.S CYBER WARRIORS PROTECT US FROM DAILY ATTACKS – Barrie Barber and Ty Greenlees

JOURNAL-NEWS:

JOURNAL NEWS – BEST ROCK AND ROLL COMMENTARY/ MUSIC REVIEW – SECOND PLACE – “DAVID SHAW’S BIG RIVER GET DOWN SET TO RETURN TO HAMILTON” – Ginny McCabe

JOURNAL NEWS – BEST ARTS REVIEW – SECOND PLACE – “MACY’S ARTS SAMPLER RETURNS WITH FREE ARTS, ACTIVITIES TO LOCAL VENUES” – Ginny McCabe

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN:

SPRINGFIELD NEWS-SUN – BEST OF SHOW – BEST REPORTER IN OHIO – SECOND PLACE – Mike Cooper

ABOUT SPJ: The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire current and future journalists through professional development; and advocates for the protection of the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech and press.

Nationally, SPJ improves and protects journalism through national and local training; advocacy for freedom of Information and resources; its Code of Ethics that encourages responsible reporting; a website filled with career resources – http://www.spj.org; and a national recognition program for excellence in journalism.

For more information about this year’s awards, check out the Ohio SJP Awards website

For more information about Cox Media Group Ohio, contact Emily Broughton at emily.broughton@coxinc.com

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National Association of Newspaper Columnists Annual Conference Coming to Cincinnati in June

The National Association of Newspaper Columnists will be in Cincinnati on June 7-10, 2018. For details and to register, go to www.columnists.com. 

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Cincinnati SPJ News: Tom McKee Accepts Regional Director Position; Ginny McCabe Assumes Role of President

mckee (2)Tom McKee has officially been appointed as the Region 4 Director for the Society of Professional Journalists.

It’s an exciting new opportunity for him to coordinate activities for the professional and student chapters in Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and Western Pennsylvania.

Tom has been a tremendous asset to the chapter, leading the way as the Cincinnati SPJ Chapter was named “Chapter of the Year” three out of the last four years. Congrats, Tom!

He will remain as a board member of the chapter. He will also continue to chair the chapter’s annual Excellence in Journalism contest and help to organize the upcoming 50th Anniversary Luncheon.

GinnyMcCabeGinny McCabe will immediately assume the role of chapter president. She is a tireless worker with a tremendous ability to lead the chapter. She has served as the chapter’s secretary for the past five years. Jenny Wohlfarth will continue to serve as vice president of the chapter. Hagit Limor will remain as the chapter’s treasurer.

Ginny is a recent graduate of the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute. She and two other Cincinnati SPJ Board Members, Cara Owsley and Corinne Minard, recently attended the weekend training session in Pittsburgh on Oct. 20-22.

Ginny has been active in the chapter since 2010, and has excelled in a variety of roles, such as organizing programs and editing the chapter newsletter to coordinating communications and leading the chapter’s social media efforts. Ginny also helped to start a new local SPJ program for freelancers. Welcome Ginny.

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Cincy SPJ named chapter of the year

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Cincinnati SPJ named chapter of the year at annual Excellence in Journalism conference

The Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists was recently named as “Small Chapter of the Year” for the second year in a row by the Society of Professional Journalists.

The chapter has been recognized with this same honor three out of the past four years.

SPJ President Lynn Walsh announced the honor during the opening business meeting at the annual Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim on September 7. The chapter was also recognized with a “Circle of Excellence” award for its campus relations.

34a5c-gm2bhagit2btom2bspj2bawardExecutive officers from the chapter – President Tom McKee, Treasurer Hagit Limor and Secretary Ginny McCabe were in attendance to accept the honor. Vice President Jenny Wohlfarth was at home in Cincinnati recovering from surgery. However, Cincinnati SPJ’s executive team called her from the meeting to share the good news.

The Society of Professional Journalists annually selects professional chapters to honor for their commitment to SPJ’s mission and the profession of journalism.

Read more: http://local.cincinnati.com/share/story/252466
Also, visit http://www.cincyspj.blogspot.com.

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Cincy SPJ named small chapter of the year

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Special thanks to Cincy SPJ and Graydon for a great event today!

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May 4, 2017 · 2:59 am