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Houston SPJ marks the suffrage centennial

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What a time to be a student!

Register for “Suffrage and the Press”

It’s easy to register for our program “Suffrage and the Press” scheduled for Saturday, August 22 at 1 p.m. Central time.  Simply follow this link.  If registration is full, don’t worry – it will also be streamed live on our Facebook page at  If you have any questions about registration or the program itself, please email us at  […]

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Board of Directors nomination period open

Are you looking for an opportunity to make a difference in the careers, studies and lives of your fellow journalists and journalism students? Serving on the Houston SPJ Board of Directors is one great way to do that.  If you are interested, the first step is to complete the Board Candidacy Form.  It is due no later than August 15, […]

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What you should know about the Pagano Scholarship

Studying journalism in college isn’t something you do for the money, or for the prestige, or for the cushy work hours.  You pursue journalism because you’re passionate about truth and eager to tell the stories of your state, town, neighborhood, or even your own family under stay-at-home orders. Journalism students face the same challenges as students in other programs, especially […]

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Going above and beyond

When the pandemic first got serious in the U.S. and stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders were handed down, what a regular workday was changed for many people.  It was no different for journalists, who if they went out to cover a story had to use equipment like an extended mic and to wear masks while keeping a minimum of six feet […]

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And the coffee is on us

Okay, there’s no real coffee.  Nevertheless, we invite you to our monthly Virtual Coffee Break with Journalists.  It’s an opportunity to make friends and network online, learn about opportunities and challenges in journalism, get and give advice, and talk about how things are going. The June coffee break will feature a breakout room for students to chat among themselves if […]

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Brave New World

These are strange times indeed. Just a few weeks ago only one death from COVID-19 had been reported. Now we live under the pall of uncertainty, fear and sadness the pandemic has caused. In six weeks we have gone from one death to 39,000. Six weeks ago there were six reported cases. Today the daily cases are measured in tens […]

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We have a winner!

We have a winner! Sara Santana, a junior at Wisdom High School in Houston, has won our Sunshine Week essay contest. Her essay, titled “The Contribution of Freedom of the Press,” explored issues addressed by Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of freedom of information and freedom of the press.  Sara won a $50 cash prize plus a commendation letter and announcement of her […]

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