On Sept. 4, the following new board members were sworn in: Claire Regan, chairman and immediate past president of the Deadline Club of New York, is the new president-elect...
The Society of Professional Journalists has selected Ruth Nasrullah and Steve Lubetkin to each receive a Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award for contributions to their SPJ chapters and regions. Each year, this award is given to no more than two members — one from a chapter of 75 or more members and one from a chapter of less than 75 members. The […]
Please read this important note from Houston chapter president Ruth Nasrullah to all chapter members: At the annual conference September 2-4 of this year, several amendments to the national SPJ bylaws will be put to a vote. Some of them have been already been sources of contention, with heated arguments on each side, especially the amendment addressing communities and chapters. As […]
Need to verify the rank of a dead veteran? Have to locate a 1935 obituary? Wondering about access to New York criminal records? Trying to find the maiden name of a twice married woman? On Saturday, April 17, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Central, Caryn Baird will present a practical working model of public records research based on her […]
CANCELLED DUE TO THE UNCERTAINTIES CAUSED BY THIS WEEK’S WINTER STORM AND RESULTANT ISSUES. This year, the annual Law and the Media Seminar will be held virtually on Saturday, February 20, 2021, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The theme is “Justice Reform: The Quest for Fairness and Accountability.” The keynote speaker will be Benjamin Crump, civil rights attorney whose […]
SPJ’s national headquarters issued a notice this week about national president Matthew Hall’s new initiative to increase membership across chapters. Please read the notice below and consider who among your colleagues might be interested in joining. Note also that Hall will visit with the Houston chapter virtually on Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. Central. A free press isn’t free. Journalism […]
On Sunday, December 14, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Central time, Houston SPJ will host Jingle Bells for Journalists, a virtual holiday party. The event will be held via Zoom and will feature: Party games (trivia quiz, icebreaker questions, and more A silent auction to benefit the Pagano Scholarship Fund. A visit by national SPJ President Matthew Hall […]
Mention drone journalism and several issues come up right away – laws, ethics, storytelling, privacy, and more. Join us for an insightful panel discussion of drones’ role in today’s reporting. Register today. Confirmed speakers: * Brandon Wade, a Dallas-based freelance photographer named in a lawsuit challenging the Texas drone photography law. * Alicia Wagner Calzada, an attorney for the National […]