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Law and the Media Conference Set for October 16, 2015

Please join us! Plan to attend the upcoming Law and Media Conference, which will be held at the Ohio State Bar Association in Columbus on Friday, Oct. 16, 2015, sessions begin at 9 a.m. The conference brings together journalists, lawyers,

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Central Ohio SPJ Chapter Names Joe Meyer President for 2015-16

Welcome Joe Meyer, Central Ohio SPJ Chapter President, 2015-16. Joe is the managing editor of news for This Week Community newspapers and has served on the SPJ chapter board in a variety of capacities since 2000. He is joined by

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What happens when a town loses its newspaper? Panel discussion to be held Sept. 10, 2015

Please join us for a discussion presented by the Main Street Free Press Museum in association with Central Ohio SPJ Thursday, Sept. 10, 2015, 7:15-8:15 p.m. First Baptist Church 22 E. Sandusky St. (one block east of the Public Square) Fredericktown,

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Winners announced in 2015 Ohio SPJ Awards contest

Congratulations to all the Central Ohio winners — OK, all the winners — in the 2015 Ohio SPJ Awards contest! This year’s results from the contest staged by the Ohio’s professional chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists — Central

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Time to vote for 2015 board of directors!

Please take just a moment: Nominations for new directors of the Central Ohio Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)  for 2015-16 have been made by the board and it’s time for the membership to vote. We’re asking all chapter members in

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Join us for movie night!


SPJ Members and guests are gathering for a special showing of Citizenfour Where: The Gateway Film Center When: Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m How much: $6.50 for students, $7.50 for adults. Parking in the garage is $1 for three

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SPJ National: No on ‘secret executions’


The Society of Professional Journalists urges Ohio lawmakers to vote “no” to House Bill 663, the so-called Secret Executions Bill. SPJ joins its Region 4 leaders and the Ohio Newspaper Association in denouncing the bill.

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Central Ohio SPJ Mourns The Loss Of Verne Edwards

Photo: John Holliger

It is with sadness that we report the death of Verne Edwards, a longtime Central Ohio Pro Chapter Member and an SPJ member since 1949, on Nov. 4.

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Ethics in the Media – SPJ’S New Code of Ethics

The Central Ohio Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will join the student chapter at Ohio State University Thursday, Oct. 2, to host a free discussion about Ethics in the Media and SPJ’s new Code of Ethics, featuring Kevin Z. Smith, Central

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SPJ honors Central Ohio Pro’s Kevin Smith with Wells Memorial Key

Kevin Smith, a member of our board and deputy director of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at The Ohio State University, received the Wells Memorial Key Award, SPJ’s highest honor, at the national convention in Nashville last week.

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