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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.
Ginny 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.
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.
Executive 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.
Honored to be among the winners announced for 2017 – Named to receive six – first and second place awards this year including Best Arts Review (2x,) Best Rock and Roll Feature Writing, Best Arts Profile, Best News Story and Best News Writing! Congrats to all the winners!
See the complete winner’s list at: http://www.ohiospjawards.org/