Bob Schieffer, Gwen Ifill, Kenneth T. Walsh, and Toby McIntosh will be inducted June 9, 2009, into the Hall of Fame of the D.C. Pro Chapter of Society of Professional Journalists. Washington Post columnist Courtland Milloy will receive the Chapter's 2009 Distinguished Service Award for his many years of advocacy for disadvantaged and disenfranchised residents of the Washington metropolitan area. Read more »
For job search or career help, save May 18 to attend the NPC Journalism Institute’s Journalism Boot Camp. Get tips from the experts on using Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn and schedule a check-up with the “resume doctor.”
The all-day workshop is devoted to helping you find your next job or helping you do the one you have better. It will include sessions on resumes, social media and data-powered reporting. Bloomberg editor Jodi Schneider, a veteran recruiter and trainer of journalists, will offer resume advice* and a trainer from Google’s Politics & Elections team will show you how to push your stories and learn the latest research techniques. CNN’s Eric Weisbrod will be here to show you how to use Facebook to gather stories and build your brand.
Registration fee of $25 for NPC members and $50 for non-members includes a full-day of training as well as breakfast and lunch.
Click here to sign up: http://www.press.org/events/journalism-bootcamp#tickets
Stanley E. Cohen, Washington editor of Advertising Age, member of the DC SPJ Journalism Hall of Fame and SPJ member since 1940 died May 6 at the age of 93.
From Advertising Age
Former Ad Age Washington Editor Stan Cohen DiesCrusading Journalist During Consumer-Protection Era Was Champion of Advertising Self-Regulation
By: Rance Crain Published: May 07, 2013
My old boss, Stanley E. Cohen, Washington editor of Advertising Age for 42 years before retiring in 1987, died May 6 of renal failure. He was 93.
Stan joined Ad Age from Broadcasting Magazine in 1943, when Bureau Chief John Crichton (and later Ad Age editor) left to join the Navy. A recent graduate of Cornell and Columbia universities, the job interview he had for the Washington opening was the last he would ever have.
Elizabeth Jia, Multimedia Journalist/Producer, WUSA 9 (CBS)
Elizabeth Jia currently profiles local non-profit organizations as a multimedia journalist/producer for WUSA 9. These “Hero Central” feature segments examine people’s recovery from trauma, homelessness and other challenges with the help of non-profit organizations. She interviews, shoots video, writes and edits each news piece. Her WUSA 9 coverage on high school bullying was an award finalist for the 2012 Dateline Awards by the Society of Professional Journalists’ D.C. Pro chapter.
In recent years she has been involved with the SPJ D.C. Pro chapter as a judge for the Mark of Excellence and Sigma Delta Chi awards. She also won an MOE for her radio feature as a college student. Read more »
Yes, Thursday, not Tuesday. Everything else remains the same -- noon, the National Press Club, buy-your-own lunch.
Anne W. Nunamaker, a former president of the D.C. and Maryland SPJ professional chapters, died April 10 at Doctors’ Hospital in Lanham of liver cancer. In 1999 she received the D.C. Pro Chapter’s Distinguished Service Award for numerous contributions to the profession as an educator.
In 1988-89 she was president of the D.C. Pro Chapter when it received the national best chapter award. She was president of Maryland’s professional chapter from 1981 to 1983. She was a longtime member of SPJ’s Ethics and FOI committees, and was interested in the work of the Student Press Law Center.
Dr. Nunamaker taught journalism for four decades on high school and college levels. Most recently, she was an associate professor at Howard University from 1983 until her retirement in 2001. At Howard she advised the student SPJ chapter and specialized in teaching ethics, copy editing, reporting and writing. Read more »
Former SPJ DC Pro Chapter President Anne Nunamaker died April 10. She was diagnosed with liver cancer in March.
Details for a memorial service are pending.
Dr. Nunamaker served as chapter president from 1988-89 and was awarded the Chapter's Distinguished Service Award in 1999. After a career at the University of Maryland she became an associate professor of journalism at Howard University. She was a graduate of Vanderbilt University.
Missed out on the fabulous 2nd annual SPJ/National Press Club freelance workshop? (thanks Tam, Rachel and Katherine!)
Don't miss the April 16 SPJ freelance gathering, noon at the Reliable Source, National Press Club.
RSVP to Stephenie Overman
D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson made his discomfort with public oversight clear under questioning by Kathy Patterson at the 2013 D.C. Open Government Summit March 13 at the National Press Club.
There are degrees to what is acceptable to everybody,” he told more than 100 attendees at the Sunshine week event sponsored by the D.C. Pro Chapter, the D.C. Open Government Coalition, the Press Club and the American University journalism school. Patterson, a former Council member, is the Coalition's president. Read more »