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Reprints of SPJ Excellence in Journalism Awards are available to the award winners or their organization. The $10 cost includes printing and postage.

For information on how to order, e-mail detroitspj@comcast.net
SPJ Detroit Board Members re-elected
Congratulations to Cindy Goodaker of Crain's Detroit Business, Mike Ramsey of The Wall Street Journal, Tom Stanton of U of D Mercy, Jerome Vaughn of WDET and Ann Zaniewski of the Detroit Free Press. All were elected to two-year terms on the SPJ Detroit board of directors. For more information on all 13 board members, click the "Meet Our Board" button below.
UAE journalists meet with SPJ Detroit
Broadcast journalists from the United Arab Emirates talked with board members of SPJ Detroit March 19 through the U.S. State Department's International Visitor Leadership Program. SPJ leaders discussed the Society of Professional Journalist Code of Ethics and other issues facing journalists. Pictured are: David Sachs of the Detroit Jewish News, Walter Middlebrook of the Detroit News, Elbagir Abousam of the Department of State and, from Sharjah Media Corporation, Director Naser Mohamed Almal Mohamed Al Suwaidi, principle news producer Sultan Ahmed Sultan Alqatari  Al Suwaidi, and program producer Ahmed Hassan Mohamed Al Mesmari. The meeting was held at the offices of the Detroit Jewish News. The UAE journalists said they hope to share their culture and use their skills to increase awareness of UAE issues. 

Photo by Donna  Remer
Who was honored for Excellence in Journalism 
by SPJ Detroit this year?

Get the complete list with judges' comments here.
Jane Briggs-Bunting, far left, earned a Lifetime Achievement Award. Chapter President Walter Middlebrook presented a Lifetime Achievement Award to Jerry Green, at left. Below, left, journalists from the Oakland Press, Macomb Daily and Voice posed for a photo with their awards. 

Photos by Dylan Farenger
and Donna Remer



Detroit celebrates Excellence in Journalism
An enthusiastic crowd of journalists gathered at the San Marino Club on April 16 celebrate Excellence in Journalism. Rob Snell of The Detroit News was named Journalist of the Year for 2013 and Lindsey Smith of Michigan Radio was honored as Young Journalist of the Year. Other awards were given to print, broadcast and online journalist from the Detroit area.

SPJ has updated its Code of Ethics

Read the new guidelines here
Reservations
Names of those reserving:
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.
 Join or renew your membership here. Note: Detroit chapter dues are $15. 

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.

Where: Crain Communications, 1155 Gratiot Avenue, Detroit

Questions? Contact
 mike.ramsey@wsj.com

Members can reserve at www.detroitspj@comcast.net
Mike Ramsey
Jamie Butters
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