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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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Farewell to a dear friend, colleague

It is with sadness that we report the death of one of central Ohio’s most-cherished and revered communicators, Lou Fabro, also a former president of our chapter and a longtime SPJ member and supporter. R.I.P., Lou.

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Law and Media Conference

You are invited to attend the Ohio State Bar Association Law and Media Conference 2014. When: Friday, Oct. 10, 2014 Where: Ohio State Bar Association 1700 Lake Shore Dr., Columbus, Ohio 43204 (off W. 5th Ave., just W. of Rt. 33)

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Research opportunity!

Roy Enakshi, a Ph.D. Student at the W.E. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, is conducting an online survey regarding a data-mining tool that gives users a better understanding of their followers (demography and what they are interested in) to

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Keeping the Readers’ Trust

The Main Street Free Press Museum in association with the Society of Professional Journalists, Central Ohio Chapter  invite you to a free discussion Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014, 7:15 p.m. during the annual Fredericktown Tomato Show Keeping the Readers’ Trust Featuring Ohio’s Last

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