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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
Voting Open for SPJ Detroit Board Seats
Members of SPJ Detroit can cast a ballot through Sept. 30 for seats on the board of directors. Seven candidates are running for seven open seats. Write-in candidates are welcome.
E-mail ballots were sent to registered members on Monday, Sept. 15. Voting closes Sept. 30.
Candidates are: Alexandra Bahou, Gina Damron, Jackie Headapohl, W. Kim Heron, Walter Middlebrook, Jeremy Verdusco and Michael Wayland. Read their bios on the ballot. Those elected will serve for two years.