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DEADLINE EXTENDED TO MONDAY: for 2014 SPJ-SD Awards Contest and Scholarship Competition

April 13, 2014

The 2014 SPJ San Diego-Area Journalism Competition and our new SPJ Scholarship Competition remains open, and the deadline is Monday, April 21 at 5 p.m

Click on our Journalism Contest page and read the contest Guidelines, How to Enter, Categories, and Frequently Asked Questions, then enter the contest and scholarship competition. (The information is posted on the Journalism Contest page, with a separate link). It will be helpful to keep the SPJ San Diego website open in a second browser while you submit your entries, so you can easily check the list of categories and find answers to your questions.The How to Enter link gives you easy, step-by-step instructions for entering the contest and scholarship competition.

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THIS SUNDAY at 3 PM: San Diego SPJ’s Journalism Movie Night

April 8, 2014

All the President's MenA reminder to come celebrate the 40th anniversary of Watergate by watching “All the President’s Men” with fellow journalists and their friends and family this Sunday while drinking craft beer at Blind Lady Ale House. We will also have a special brief presentation from a local journalist who interviewed Robert Redford and covered Watergate.

Where: Blind Lady Ale House (3416 Adams Ave, San Diego, CA 92116)
When: Sunday, April 13 at 3 pm. (We’ll start the movie at 3:30 pm after people get settled and order their first drink.)
Who: Journalists, friends, family. Under 21-ers are also allowed.
Please RSVP here to let us know how many are coming:

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We have scholarships

March 25, 2014

Our SPJ Scholarship Competition will award three $900 scholarships to local college students, one scholarship each in the categories of print, photo and video.

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Event Tuesday to honor Max Branscomb for Sunshine Week

March 24, 2014

Max Branscomb

Max Branscomb

The San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is proud to present to Max Branscomb its Sunshine Award for his years of “extraordinary effort in supporting the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, the cornerstone of our democracy.”
Sunshine Week reminds us of the importance of open access; of shining a light into government secrecy and for reminding the public of their right to government information.

National Sunshine Week has been celebrated every March since 2005, thanks to the work of the American Society of News Editors. Participants include print, broadcast and online news media, civics groups, non-profits, schools and libraries.

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How to Enter 2014

March 1, 2014

2014 SPJ San Diego Area
Journalism Competition

The 2014 SPJ San Diego Area Journalism Competition is online!

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San Diego SPJ’s annual Report Card on the Media panel March 5

February 26, 2014

STOP THE PRESSES! San Diego SPJ’s annual Report Card on the Media panel discussion is Wednesday, March 5!

As always, this can’t miss panel features people who have made bold statements and even bolder headlines this past year, and allows them to roast or praise the reporters who covered them.

This year the panel includes Laura Fink, one of ex-San Diego mayor Bob Filner’s first accusers; Rachel Laing, spokeswoman for the Nathan Fletcher mayoral campaign; North County Transit District’s CEO Matthew Tucker; and Sara Britt, grandmother of the kidnapped Hannah Anderson, a case that captured headlines worldwide.

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CRISIS TRAINING EVENT – COVERING WILDFIRES AND MORE

February 24, 2014

San Diego State Crisis Training Program

When: Friday, March 14, 2014 | 7-8 a.m. Breakfast Panel; 8 a.m. – 3 p.m. Training Program

What: This training program will help you to learn about crisis communication strategies and resources that can be used in the event of a wildfire and other crises/disasters in the San Diego region. Those who attend will receive a packet of relevant resources and other relevant materials as well as a certificate. Guest speakers will include CalFire, East County Magazine, KPBS, and much more!

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