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SPJ has updated its Code of Ethics
Breaking Down The Balance Sheet
A primer on turning financial statements into stories
For new reporters and veterans looking for perspective ...
SPJ Detroit will sponsor a two-hour clinic on how to read income statements, write earnings stories, decipher securities documents and develop business stories and sources.
Session leaders are Mike Ramsey, SPJ board member and veteran automotive reporter at The Wall Street Journal in Detroit, and Jamie Butters, the Auto Team Leader for Bloomberg News in Detroit.
SPJ Detroit members can attend the event for free.
The fee for non-members is $15 and students, $10.
Light snacks will be provided.
Seating is limited. Payment at the door will be accepted only if seats are available.
When: Oct. 7, 6-8 p.m.
Members can reserve at email@example.com
Help us spread the word. Print and post a copy of our flyer here.
Free PRSA breakfast to feature 2 SPJ Detroit board members
Join Walter Middlebrook of The Detroit News and Cindy Goodaker
of Crain's Detroit with Christopher Kirkpatrick of the Detroit Free Press
and John Schultz of DBusiness at the Southfield Westin Oct. 16.
Register by Oct. 10 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Detroit journalists focus on business
Detroit journalists learned to turn financial statements into stories at an Oct. 7 workshop led by Mike Ramsey of The Wall Street Journal and Jamie Butters of Bloomberg News. Then, on Oct. 16, SPJ Detroit President Walter Middlebrook of The Detroit News and board member Cindy Goodaker of Crain's Detroit with Christopher Kirkpatrick of the Detroit Free Press and John Schultz of DBusiness were part of a panel discussion on business coverage in a 24/7 news cycle. The events were co-sponsored by SPJ Detroit.
Photos by Colleen Clement and Shawn Wright
SPJ Detroit and the State Bar of Michigan present:
Covering the Courts
What Detroit's top legal minds think
The Nov. 10 program will feature Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy and U.S. Attorney Barbara McQuade. Where: Crain's Detroit, 1155 Gratiot Avenue
The Nov. 18 program will feature U.S. District Court Judge Nancy Edmunds and 3rd Circuit Court Judge Robert Colombo. Where: Butzel Long law offices, 150 West Jefferson Avenue, Suite 100.
Time: 6-30-8:30 p.m.
Moderator: Jack Lessenberry
Admission is free but you must reserve.
Help us spread the word: Print and post or forward the flier at right.
Congratulations to SPJ Detroit's newest board members
Votes have been counted and our new board members are Alexandra Bahou of WXYZ-TV, author and activist Michelle Brown, Jackie Headapohl of the Detroit Jewish News and Michael Wayland of The Detroit News. Learn more about them here.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, left, and Federal Prosecutor Barbara McQuade, right, addressed concerns of journalists in a Nov. 10 forum moderated by Jack Lessenberry of Wayne State University, center. If you missed this event, don't miss the next one on Nov. 18. Details below.
Show the Love
... annual holiday mixer and fundraiser
Dec. 19, 5:30-8:30
Join Detroit NABJ, SPJ Detroit and AAJA Michigan
as we raise funds for out-of-work journalists.
Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door.
Make a donation or purchase tickets here. Spread the word! Print flyer here.
We received a record number of entries from print, online and broadcast journalists for ...
SPJ Detroit's Excellence in Journalism
The results are in!
Find out who will be honored by SPJ Detroit for Excellence in Journalism ...
Did you miss 'Covering the Courts' presented by SPJ Detroit and the State Bar of Michigan?
Awards will be presented April 15
at the San Marino Club in Troy.
Buffet dinner, cash bar.
Reception at 5:30. Dinner at 6:30 followed by awards program.
Come celebrate with us!
Reserve your seats now. It's easy to order online with the link, below. See event flyer here.
Lewis, Gage earn Lifetime Achievement awards
Diana Lewis, retired from a distinguished career as anchor reporter at WXYZ-TV, and Tom Gage, longtime sportswriter for The Detroit News, will be honored with Lifetime Achievement Awards by the Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at its annual awards banquet on April 15 at the San Marino Club in Troy.
SPJ Detroit will also present Excellence in Journalism awards for the best work in the past year, award scholarships to college students aspiring to careers in journalism, and honor the region’s “Journalists of the Year.”
“We invite all news people and friends of the media to come and celebrate the year’s achievements of metro Detroit’s journalists,” said Walter Middlebrook, chapter president and an assistant managing editor of The Detroit News.
Dinner price with advance reservations is $60, or $50 each for SPJ Detroit members and a guest. It will be $70 at the door. New SPJ members can join now and come for the member price. Price for students is $35 or $20 for SPJ student members. Order tickets below. The event raises funds for SPJ Detroit’s scholarship fund.
Lewis was one of Detroit’s most popular news anchors when she retired in 2012 after 35 years at WXYZ-TV Channel 7. She was involved in numerous charitable organizations and causes and continues to be active in the community.
Gage will be inducted into the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. in July. He figures he's covered games in 54 ballparks, written more than 11 million words and covered more than 5,000 games as traveling beat writer for The Detroit News. He is now writing commentary and analysis about the Tigers for FoxSportsDetroit.com.
The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has announced finalists for Journalist of the Year honors to be awarded at its annual banquet on April 15 at the San Marino Club on Big Beaver Road in Troy.
Finalists for SPJ Detroit’s Journalist of the Year and Young Journalist of the Year are Nathan Bomey, Jennifer Dixon, Paul Egan, and Keith Matheny, all writers for The Detroit Free Press. They were selected by a jury of veteran journalists and educators from candidates from several news media.
“This banquet is the premier event for Detroit metro journalists, and all news people and friends of good journalism are invited,” said Walter Middlebrook, chapter president and an assistant managing editor of The Detroit News. “Our SPJ chapter is proud to celebrate our area’s news people and the media who have served the public superbly during a year of extraordinary news-making events,”
The public is invited. Dinner price with advance reservations is $60 or $50 each for SPJ Detroit members and a guest. It will be $70 at the door. New SPJ members can join now and come for the member price. Price for students is $35 or $20 for SPJ Student members. Tables for ten can be reserved for $500. Reserve below.
SPJ Detroit names JoY finalists
Nathan Bomey, Jennifer Dixon, Paul Egan, and Keith Matheny
Online registration is closed but some tickets will be available at the door for $70. Arrive early!
Reprints of SPJ Excellence in Journalism Awards are available to the award winners or their organization.
The $10 cost includes printing and postage.
Order deadline is April 28. Order now!
Above: SPJ Detroit President Walter Middlebrook with Diana Lewis, Lifetime Achievement honoree, Below, Tom Gage accepts his award.
Photos by Eileen Harned Photography
SPJ Detroit honors Excellence in Journalism
The Detroit Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) named two “Journalists of the Year” and awarded 259 Excellence in Journalism honors to metro area journalists at its annual banquet Wednesday, April 15 in Troy.
Jennifer Dixon, who led a Detroit Free Press team investigation of Michigan’s charter school system, won SPJ Detroit’s “Journalist of the Year” honor. Nathan Bomey, who led Detroit Free Press coverage of the city’s bankruptcy, was named “Young Journalist of the Year.”
The chapter also presented lifetime achievement awards to Diana Lewis, retired 35-year veteran of broadcast news at WXYZ-TV, and Tom Gage, who has covered the Detroit Tigers for The Detroit News since 1979.
Scholarships were awarded to four journalism students. Oona Goodin-Smith, junior at Oakland University, won the chapter’s $2,500 Lawrence Laurain Scholarship. Other scholarships went to Nora Naughton, Eastern Michigan University, Ricky Lindsay, University of Michigan-Dearborn, and Kaylee Kean, Oakland University.
SPJ Detroit’s Excellence in Media awards were presented for outstanding journalism in Detroit metro publications, broadcast and internet media during 2014.
Other finalists for Journalist of the Year were Paul Egan and Keith Matheny, both of the Detroit Free Press.