Thursday, March 23, 2017

Truth Matters. Facts Matter at Voice of America Museum


See Everyone Tonight - $10 at the Door

“TRUTH MATTERS — FACTS MATTER” FORUM ON MARCH 23RD

If you open a dictionary, you’re not likely to find the term “alternate facts.”

Yet, it’s a reality brought forth in the early days of the administration of President Donald Trump.

The term was actually used by a White House official within days of the inauguration.

Does that serve the public? Does it damage the First Amendment? How are journalists reacting to it?

Those questions form the foundation of a panel discussion called “Truth Matters — Facts Matter” on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

The program will run from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the National Voice of America (VOA) Museum in West Chester. The VOA Museum is located at 8070 Tylersville Road in West Chester Twp.

It’s co-sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the board of the National VOA Museum.

Panelists will include print, online and broadcast journalists from Greater Cincinnati media outlets - Hagit Limor,  Investigative Reporter and UC Electronic Media Professor, Howard Wilkinson of WVXU, Kevin Aldridge of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Anthony Shoemaker, the politics reporter of Cox Media Ohio and the Dayton Daily News. Tom McKee of WCPO and Cincinnati SPJ President will serve as the moderator.

They will discuss why real news matters, the dangers of fake news, why a free press is important in a democracy and how does someone determine what is fake news.

Admission is $10.00 at the door per person with the funds going to support the museum and its programs.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Cincinnati SPJ - Contest Deadline Extended to April 7

CONTEST DEADLINE EXTENDED

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS
GREATER CINCINNATI PRO CHAPTER

2017 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM CONTEST
CALL FOR ENTRIES

 The Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter
of the Society of Professional Journalists
is looking for the most outstanding work appearing
in print, online and on-air during 2016
in Southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati & Dayton markets),
Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.

ENTRY DEADLINE EXTENDED TO:
APRIL 7, 2017

Entries can be made in one or more of four categories:

ALL-MEDIA: includes the three most significant awards the chapter presents
for work done in any medium.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: covers articles appearing in a newspaper, in a magazine or posted online during 2016.

VISUAL COMMUNICATION: includes stories that were broadcast on a television station or appeared online during 2016.

AUDIO COMMUNICATION: covers material broadcast on any form of radio or produced as a podcast for online listening during 2016.

ALL MEDIA AWARDS

AM-1 -- GERALD WHITE MEMORIAL AWARD
This is the most prestigious award presented by the Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ).

It’s named in memory of longtime Cincinnati Enquirer investigative reporter Gerald White. The award is presented to an individual or team for excellence
in investigative reporting in any medium.

Entries will be judged on enterprise, depth of research and overall presentation.
The entry must include a one-page summary of the circumstances that prompted the story, the hurdles overcome in completing production and the impact generated by the story.

AM-2 -- CAMILLA WARRICK AWARD
This award honors journalists in any medium who use their professional role to make an impact on people in the community.

It's named for the late Cincinnati Enquirer and Post reporter and columnist Camilla Warrick. 

Entries can be the work of an individual or team and must include a written statement that details the public service value of the project and the overall impact of the work.

AM-3 -- FIRST AMENDMENT AWARD
A free press is essential in a democracy and this award honors an individual journalist or group of journalists in any medium going to extraordinary lengths to protect the First Amendment to the United States Constitution.

The award recognizes excellence as journalists face constant challenges from governments, corporations or individuals trying to interrupt the free flow of information.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

W-1 -- BEST NEWS STORY
Outstanding coverage of a news event by an individual or team.  This is coverage that clearly stands out from the competition.

W-2 -- BEST NEWS FEATURE/NEWSMAKER PROFILE
Reporting that goes beyond traditional journalism to capture the human spirit of people who are clearly making an impact on the community.

W-3 -- BEST BEAT REPORTING
Outstanding work done by a single reporter or reporting team covering an assigned beat.  The entry may include up to six stories.

W-4 -- BEST INVESTIGATIVE/DATABASE REPORTING
Original in-depth reporting of an issue with wide-ranging community interest and impact. 

W-5 -- BEST CONTINUING COVERAGE OR SERIES
This award reflects excellence in multiple reports on a single topic by an individual or team. The entry may include up to six stories.

W-6 -- BEST BUSINESS NEWS STORY
This award honors excellence in reporting by an individual or team on business topics.

W-7 -- BEST BUSINESS FEATURE/ANALYSIS/COLUMN
An article that goes beyond the business headline and takes an in-depth look at how an issue impacts consumers.

W-8 -- BEST NEWS COLUMN
Outstanding reporting and writing that explores unique angles of an issue or issues important to the community. Entries may include up to six columns

W-9 -- BEST EDITORIAL
Best opinion/editorial articles appearing online or in a newspaper or magazine. Entries may include up to six pieces by the same writer.

W-10 -- BEST SPORTS STORY
Outstanding reporting and writing about a sporting event. The entry can be a single report or series of reports by an individual or team.

W-11 – BEST SPORTS FEATURE
Best reporting that goes beyond the scores and highlights of a game and focuses on people at the high school, college and professional levels.
 
W-12 -- BEST GOVERNMENT ISSUES STORY
Best reporting and writing about government issues and the impact they have on citizens.

W-13 -- BEST EDUCATION STORY
Best reporting and writing about education issues at the primary, secondary and collegiate levels.

W-14 -- BEST HEALTH/MEDICAL STORY
Best reporting and writing on health and medical matters and the impact they have on citizens.

W-15 -- BEST LIFESTYLE FEATURE
Outstanding reporting and writing that captures of the essence of emerging trends impacting the lives of citizens.

W-16 -- BEST COMMUNITY ISSUES STORY
Outstanding reporting and writing focusing on solutions to issues that are important to both urban and suburban communities.

W-17 -- BEST ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT STORY
Excellence in reporting and writing about arts and entertainment, including music, dance, theater and art.
W-18 -- BEST ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT CRITIQUE
Excellence in critiquing arts and entertainment performances and exhibitions.

W-19 – BEST NEWSPAPER SPECIAL SECTION
Excellence by a newspaper in presenting news, sports or other special sections.
Please submit two copies of the entry.

W-20 -- BEST NEWSPAPER
Best overall daily, weekly or monthly newspaper.  Please submit two copies of the entry.

W-21 -- BEST MAGAZINE STORY
Outstanding reporting about people, places, issues, trends or other human interest topics appearing in a regularly published magazine.

W-22 -- BEST MAGAZINE INVESTIGATIVE/DATABASE STORY
Outstanding investigative reporting and writing appearing in a regularly published magazine.

W-23 -- BEST MAGAZINE
Best overall regularly published magazine.  Multiple issues can be submitted.

W-24 -- BEST WEB SITE
Best web site hosted by a newspaper, magazine, television or radio station.

W-25 -- BEST NEWS/SPORTS BLOG
Outstanding news/sports blog in a newspaper, magazine and online.

W-26 -- BEST NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE DESIGN
Best overall design of daily, weekly or monthly newspaper or magazine.

W-27 -- BEST NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE GRAPHIC
Best graphic appearing in a daily, weekly or monthly newspaper or magazine.

W-28 -- BEST WEB SITE DESIGN
Best web site design.

W-29-- BEST WEB GRAPHIC
Best graphic appearing on a web site.

W-30 – BEST OVERALL REPORTER
Compilation of work that shows how an individual reporter stands out from the competition.

VISUAL COMMUNICATION

V-1 -- BEST NEWS STORY
Best news story on broadcast television or online.

V-2 -- BEST FEATURE STORY
Best feature story on broadcast television or online.

V-3 -- BEST INVESTIGATIVE/DATABASE REPORTING
Best investigative story on broadcast television or online.

V-4 -- BEST BUSINESS REPORTING
Best television or online business story.

V-5 -- BEST GOVERNMENT REPORTING
Best coverage of government issues and their impact on citizens.

V-6 -- BEST CONSUMER REPORTING
Best reporting of consumer issues on television or online.

V-7 -- BEST EDUCATION REPORTING
Best reporting of K-12 or collegiate issues on television or online.
V-8 -- BEST HEALTH/MEDICAL REPORTING
Best reporting on television or online of health and medical issues.

V-9 – BEST SPORTS STORY
Best sports story.

V-10 – BEST SPORTS FEATURE STORY
Best sports story that goes beyond the scores to focus on the individual.

V-11 -- BEST NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY
Best news photography in print or online.

V-12 -- BEST SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY
Best sports photography in print or online.

V-13 -- BEST VIDEOGRAPHY
Best videography on television or online.

V-14 -- BEST PHOTO OR ART ILLUSTRATION
Best illustration using photography and/or artwork in print or online.

V-15 -- BEST OVERALL VISUAL REPORTER
A compilation of work showing how the reporter stands out from competitors.

AUDIO COMMUNICATION

A-1 -- BEST NEWS STORY
Best news story appearing on radio.

A-2 -- BEST NEWS FEATURE STORY
Best feature reporting and writing of a news event or personality.

A-3 -- BEST BUSINESS STORY
Outstanding coverage of a business story.

A-4 -- BEST GOVERNMENT STORY
Outstanding reporting of government issues.
A-5 -- BEST EDUCATION STORY
Outstanding coverage of K-12 or collegiate educational issues.

A-6 -- BEST HEALTH/MEDICAL STORY
Outstanding coverage of health and medical issues.

A-7 -- BEST ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT STORY
Outstanding coverage of arts and entertainment issues and personalities.

A-8 -- BEST SPORTS STORY
Best sports story.

A-9 -- BEST NEWSCAST
Best single radio newscast.

A-10 -- BEST RADIO REPORTER
A compilation of work showing how the reporter stands out from competitors.
 
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER

1)    Submit two copies of the entry form for each submission

   2) Entries can include printouts, URL information, DVDs or CDs

   3) Current SPJ member entry fee...
      --$15.00 for the first entry
      --$10.00 for the second entry        
      --$5.00 for each entry after that

    4) Non SPJ member entry fee
      --$25.00 per entry

MAKES CHECKS PAYABLE TO:  GREATER CINCINNATI SPJ PRO CHAPTER

NOTE:  SPJ members cannot use their membership to submit entries for non-members.  Each entrant must pay the appropriate entry fee.

To become an SPJ member, sign up at spj.org and be sure to designate CINCINNATI PRO CHAPTER on the form. The annual national membership dues are $75.00 and can be paid in one sum or through monthly deductions. There are no local chapter dues.

MAIL OR BRING ENTRIES, ENTRY FORMS AND CHECKS TO:
Tom McKee
Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter
c/o WCPO-TV
1720 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio  45202

THE JOURNALISM EXCELLENCE AWARDS BANQUET AND
GREATER CINCINNATI JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME
INDUCTION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON JUNE 22, 2017
AT THE QUEEN CITY SQUARE OFFICES OF FROST BROWN

SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS
GREATER CINCINNATI PRO CHAPTER

2017 EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM ENTRY FORM
DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 7, 2017

YOUR COMPLETED ENTRY SHOULD INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING:
                   1) Two copies of the completed entry form
                   2) One copy of the entry...
                     --WRITTEN ENTRIES -- photocopy, printout or internet URL
                     --VISUAL ENTRIES -- DVD or internet URL
                     --AUDIO/VERBAL ENTRIES -- CD or internet URL
                   3) Check payable to:  Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter

ENTRY FEES:
--Non-members -- $25.00 per entry
--Members -- $15.00 for 1st entry -- $10.00 for 2nd entry --
$5.00 for each additional entry
Members cannot submit the work of non-members to get the reduced rates
--SPJ Membership #______________

CATEGORY NUMBER AND NAME:  _____________________________________________

ENTRY TITLE: _______________________________________________________________

PUBLICATION/AIR DATE:  ____________________________________________________

PUBLICATION, MAGAZINE, WEB SITE, TV OR RADIO:  ______________________________

ENTRANT NAME(S):  _________________________________________________________

ENTRANT PHONE:  _________________  ENTRANT E-MAIL: ________________________

MAIL OR DROP OF ENTRIES TO:  Tom McKee – Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter
c/o WCPO-TV -- 1720 Gilbert Avenue -- Cincinnati, Ohio  45202

QUESTIONS:  Tom McKee -- tmckee@wcpo.com or (513) 608-1782

Go to spj.org to become an SPJ member or renew your membership. 
Make sure you designate Cincinnati Pro Chapter.   There are no local chapter dues.

THE EIJ AWARDS AND GREATER CINCINNATI JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME INDUCTION CEREMONY WILL BE HELD ON THURSDAY, JUNE 22, 2017 AT FROST BROWN TODD AT QUEEN CITY SQUARE

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Six@Six: Race in America: Then and Now featuring AP's Jesse Holland

Six@Six: Race in America: Then and Now
Jesse Holland
race and ethnicity editor
The Associated Press

Thursday, March 16, 2017
6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Northern Kentucky University, Griffin Hall Digitorium
(Free tickets with code: JESSE)

Lecture Description
Associated Press reporter Jesse Holland is an observer of American race relations from both a historical and a contemporary perspective. As the author of The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves in the White House and other published works, he has examined little known aspects of American history during the nations formative years.  Meanwhile, in his day job, he is assigned by AP to cover race and ethnicity and so writes on those topics as they impact breaking news, our politics, and our culture.

Jesse Holland
Jesse J. Holland is the Race & Ethnicity reporter for The Associated Press, and responsible for coverage and analysis of this nation's minority and ethnic groups for the world's largest news organization. He is also the author of the new book, The Invisibles: The Untold Story of African American Slaves In the White House.

A former Supreme Court, White House and Congressional reporter, Jesse has been named one of TheRoot.com 100 Most Influential African Americans and is the youngest person on the University of Mississippis Top 50 Journalism Graduates. He will serve as the Distinguished Visiting Professor of Ethics in Journalism at the University of Arkansas in the fall of 2016.

Jesse is also the author of 2007's Black Men Built The Capitol: Discovering African American History In and Around Washington, D.C. and the Star Wars young adult book, Star Wars: The Force Awakens  Finns Story.

He hails from Holly Springs, Mississippi and lives in Bowie, Maryland. He graduated from the University of Mississippi with a Liberal Arts degree with an emphasis in journalism and English, and received his Masters in Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College in Towson, Maryland.

More info. at http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2605377

“TRUTH MATTERS — FACTS MATTER” FORUM ON MARCH 23RD

“TRUTH MATTERS — FACTS MATTER” FORUM ON MARCH 23RD

If you open a dictionary, you’re not likely to find the term “alternate facts.”

Yet, it’s a reality brought forth in the early days of the administration of President Donald Trump.

The term was actually used by a White House official within days of the inauguration.

Does that serve the public? Does it damage the First Amendment? How are journalists reacting to it?

Those questions form the foundation of a panel discussion called “Truth Matters — Facts Matter” on Thursday, March 23, 2017.

The program will run from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m. at the National Voice of America (VOA) Museum in West Chester.

It’s co-sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the board of the National VOA Museum.

Panelists will include print, online and broadcast journalists from Greater Cincinnati media outlets - Hagit Limor,  Investigative Reporter and UC Electronic Media Professor, Howard Wilkinson of WVXU, Kevin Aldridge of the Cincinnati Enquirer and Anthony Shoemaker, the politics reporter of Cox Media Ohio and the Dayton Daily News. Tom McKee of WCPO and Cincinnati SPJ President will serve as the moderator.

They will discuss why real news matters, the dangers of fake news, why a free press is important in a democracy and how does someone determine what is fake news.

Admission is $10.00 at the door per person with the funds going to support the museum and its programs.