Thursday, February 18, 2021

Join Cincy SPJ and Mid Michigan Chapter for a Program Presented by the Dart Center Training on Feb. 25

 Dart Center Training

Presented by the Dart Center and hosted by Cincinnati SPJ and Mid-Michigan Chapters

Best Practices in Trauma-Informed Interviewing
Thursday, February 25, 2021 -- 7:00-8:15pm ET

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will deliver a 75-minute training focused on ethical and effective interviewing within a broader discussion of trauma awareness and self care. The training will cover best practices in interviewing traumatized or highly vulnerable sources, how to establish and maintain effective boundaries with sources as well as manage harassment and bullying from sources, subjects and news consumers. There will be ample time for Q&A and discussion.

The training will be led by Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center, professor of journalism ethics at Columbia Journalism School and an expert on the occupational health of journalists.

Zoom details:

Topic: Dart interviewing training - SPJ Cincinnati
Time: Thursday, February 25, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Monday, February 15, 2021

Reminder - SDX Awards - Deadline to Enter Feb. 23

 

Entry Deadline:
February 23, 2021

Entries accepted beginning November 24, 2020

2019 Sigma Delta Chi Award Winners

The Society of Professional Journalists is proud to announce the recipients of the 2019 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism. Judges chose the winners from entries in categories covering print, radio, television and online. The awards recognize outstanding work published or broadcast in 2019. Click here to see a list of winners and view their work.

The Sigma Delta Chi Awards date back to 1932, when the Society first honored six individuals for contributions to journalism. The current program began in 1939, when the organization awarded the first Distinguished Service Awards. These awards later became the Sigma Delta Chi Awards.

The awards recognize the best in professional journalism in categories covering print, radio, television, newsletters, art/graphics and online.


• General Rules
• Helpful Hints
• Entry Requirements
• Judging Criteria
• Public Service Categories
• Category-specific Rules
• Presentation


General Rules

— The contest is open to any work published or broadcast by a U.S. or international media outlet. Freelance work is eligible. Entries must have been published or broadcast during 2020.
— Every entry must be accompanied by a cover letter.
— If not originally published or broadcast in English, entries must include an English transcript or English subtitles.
— All entries in all categories must be uploaded to the online awards site. If an entry is mailed to SPJ Headquarters, it will be disqualified.
— Entrants may enter as many categories as desired.
— Entrants in all online categories should keep their sites intact and accessible until September 30, 2021.
— Divisions (based on circulation or market size) within a category might be combined during judging, depending on the number of entries.
— Up to four (4) individuals may be named on a team entry, otherwise the entry must be made in the name of the staff of the publication or station.
— No part of any entry will be returned. SPJ reserves the right to use any part or the whole of any entry for publicity or educational purposes.
— Supporting materials can consist of a PDF or Word document (limit five pages, combined into one document if possible) or up to 10 minutes of video.
— If a small-market/circulation news organization collaborates with a large-market/circulation news organization, the entry belongs in a large-market/circulation category.
— Scripts for broadcast entries are optional, but recommended.
— Each entry may be submitted in only one category. However, photos, graphics and video entered as part of a writing award also may be submitted in a visual category. Visual categories include:
        • All Photography categories
        • All Videography categories
        • Photo Illustration
        • Editorial Cartooning


Friday, January 22, 2021

Coming Up on Jan. 28 and Again on Feb. 25 - Two Upcoming Dart Center Programs

Dart Center Training

Presented by the Dart Center and hosted by Cincinnati SPJ and Mid-Michigan Chapters

Trauma Awareness and Resiliency Building for Journalists
Thursday, January 28, 2021 -- 7:00-8:15pm ET


The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will deliver a 75-minute training in evidence-based practices in self-care when reporting on trauma in the short and long-term. The training will cover basic awareness of the impact of direct trauma exposure, secondary trauma and related stresses on individual journalists and news teams, as well as the basics for building resiliency, techniques for self-care, and peer support on news teams. There would be ample time for Q&A after a 25 minute presentation.

The training will be led by Bruce Shapiro, Dart Center's executive director, a professor of journalism ethics at Columbia Journalism School, and an expert on the occupational health of journalists.

Zoom details:

Topic: Dart general training - SPJ Cincinnati
Time: Thursday, January 28, 2021 -- 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Best Practices in Trauma-Informed Interviewing
Thursday, February 25, 2021 -- 7:00-8:15pm ET

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma will deliver a 75-minute training focused on ethical and effective interviewing within a broader discussion of trauma awareness and self care. The training will cover best practices in interviewing traumatized or highly vulnerable sources, how to establish and maintain effective boundaries with sources as well as manage harassment and bullying from sources, subjects and news consumers. There will be ample time for Q&A and discussion.

The training will be led by Bruce Shapiro, executive director of the Dart Center, professor of journalism ethics at Columbia Journalism School and an expert on the occupational health of journalists.

Zoom details:

Topic: Dart interviewing training - SPJ Cincinnati
Time: Thursday, February 25, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)


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Thursday, January 21, 2021

SPJ and PRSA Lunch and Learn - February 18 at Noon

 The Cincinnati chapters of the SPJ and PRSA have teamed up to provide this program that will improve your media relations efforts.

About this Event

Why do some events get media coverage and others don’t?

The answer lies in the story.

If you send a press release that just lists logistics it will wind up as a calendar listing. But, if you send a story that exemplifies the significance of your event… viola! You have potential news coverage.

Jill E. Dunne, Director of Marketing and Communications at Cincinnati Art Museum, will dig deeper with our expert, award-winning panelists. The Cincinnati chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Public Relations Society of America have teamed up to provide this program that will improve your media relations efforts.

During this one-hour session, you’ll learn:

  • Tips to develop the “why” of your events to build a story
  • How award-winning pros are earning media coverage
  • The secrets to painting a picture with your media pitch
  • What content reporters, editors and producers truly find valuable

Event Details:

Thursday, February 18

12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

The registration deadline is 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 17. This is also the deadline to cancel and receive a refund.

ABOUT OUR PANEL

MODERATOR: Jill E. Dunne

With nearly 20 years of experience in various communications and marketing roles, Jill E. Dunne has represented some of Greater Cincinnati’s most noteworthy services, products and attractions. As Director of Marketing and Communications at the Cincinnati Art Museum, she has managed advertising, media relations and overall organizational communications since 2014. Her team helped the museum’s attendance reach the highest level in its history and has generated features in the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes and the Huffington Post. Dunne was previously Public Affairs Manager for Cincinnati Metro and Public Relations Manager for the Newport Aquarium.

Connect with Jill:

Michael Perry

Michael is Senior News Director for content at The Cincinnati Enquirer. He returned to The Enquirer in June 2018 after eight years at Vehr Communications. Perry previously worked for 25 years in journalism, including 17 at The Enquirer, where he served as sports editor, features editor, managing editor of non-daily products and new initiatives, and reporter, among other roles. He has written and/or published numerous books, launched magazines and websites and teaches a journalism course at the University of Cincinnati.

Connect with Michael:

Bonnie Jean Feldkamp

Bonnie is an award-winning freelance writer and columnist with experience from both sides of the desk. She is the Communications Director for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, member of the Cincinnati Enquirer Editorial Board, and a board member for the Cincinnati Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. She has managed both critical mass events and grassroots nonprofit initiatives for which she’s been responsible for media coverage. Bonnie has taught press release writing classes and still freelances in this capacity from time-to-time though most of her recent work is writing for publication where she knows a good press release will serve her well.

Connect with Bonnie:

Allison A.B. Schroeder, APR

Allison is the founder of Pomme Communications, a public relations, reputation management and marketing activation agency based in Cincinnati. Her team has developed memorable campaigns and events across a number of industries including wellness, consumer goods, professional services, hospitality and food & beverage. Pomme has been the recipient of more than 21 industry awards, including the 2020 Cincinnati PRSA Blacksmith awards for best in category work in media relations, creative tactics, special events and webcasts.

Connect with Allison:

This virtual event will take place using Zoom. Please ensure you have the latest verison of the Zoom Client for Meetings software or Zoom mobile app installed on the device you are using. Click here to download the latest version.

FAQs

What is the refund policy?

If you need to cancel your reservation, please let us know by Wednesday, February 17 at 5:00 p.m. Any requests to refund tickets made until this time can be honored. However, we can not refund tickets after this time.

You can cancel your reservation and request a refund online. Please see this page for full instructions on how to cancel your order and request a refund.

Please note that due to a change in the way Eventbrite handles refunds, registration and credit card processing fees, which are always included in the price you pay when registering for a Cincinnati PRSA event, are no longer being refunded. This means that if you choose to refund, the fees portion will no longer be refunded, and your refund will be slightly lower than the price you paid. The fee amount varies based on the price of your registration, but as an example, if you paid $11 for a registration, and request a refund prior to the refund deadline, your refund will be $8.74.

When a refund is processed, you will receive an email confirmation, which will confirm the amount of the refund.

How will I access the event?

After you register, you will be sent a confirmation email, which will include a link to a page that contains information on how to access the event. Please note, specific event links will be available only on the day of the event, and only to those who have registered. You will also receive reminders prior to the event, which will also include these links.

The event itself will take place using Zoom. In order to make sure you can access the event at the start time, please make sure you have the latest version of the Zoom Client software or mobile app installed on the device you plan to use. You can visit https://www.zoom.us/download to install the latest version.

Is my registration transferrable?

You can change the information on your registration to another person through your order on Eventbrite, but only if it is for the same ticket type. For example, a member changing the registration information to another member. You can do so even after the reservation deadline.

To see full instructions on how to update your information, please see this page.

Can I pay at the event instead of when I register?

Typically, our PRSA Chapter bylaws require non-members to pay at the time of the registration, while PRSA Cincinnati Chapter members have a little more flexibility. While members can typically pay at the event, with our events being virtual, we are requesting members pay electrinically at registaration. However, members can still choose to pay by check, so long as payment is received by the event date.

In order to take advantage of this option, register as you normally would. In the payment section of the register page, change the payment method to "pay by check". The fields to enter card information will disappear, and you will be able to continue your registration. Please follow the instructions to complete your registration, and click the button to confirm.

If you require an invoice, please use the email confirmation that is sent to you - you may also email cincyprsa@gmail.com, and we can provide an invoice for you.

Please also note, all registrations, including those to be paid at the event, are subject to our reservation and refund policy. Any member not paying in advance who no shows or cancels after the reservation deadline will still be responsible for payment of their ticket.

Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If you have any questions about the event, please email cincyprsa@gmail.com.

Register for the event here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-art-of-the-story-registration-137681602379

Friday, January 15, 2021

2021 Excellence In Journalism Contest - Call For Entries

 

2021

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 2020

in Southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati & Dayton markets),

Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.

ENTRY DEADLINE:

MARCH 15, 2021

All entries for the 2020 Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter Excellence In Journalism contest will be submitted online using a web-based program through Better Newspaper Contest (BNC).

http://betternewspapercontest.com

Greater Cincinnati SPJ Excellence In Journalism

Note:  BNC is optimized to use the Google Chrome browser and Firefox for PC and MacIntosh/Apple.  Please use recent versions to make entering easier.

HERE’S HOW TO ENTER

1)     Log on to “betternewspapercontest.com"

2)  Click "Open Call Login" at the top of the page

3)      Look for "Create Your Open Call Account Here" and fill out the requested information, then press "submit"

4)   A validation email will be sent to you that you will need to click the link in to validate your account

5) After validating your account, log into your account via the “Open Call Login” page and navigate to the “My Contests” page

6)      Look for the “Greater Cincinnati SPJ Excellence In Journalism” contest in the “Available Contests” section & check the box next to the contest name

7)    Navigate to “Manage Entries” page - click "Submit Entry " on left side

8)     Select appropriate category by number

9)     Read the category note describing what is expected of each entry

10)     In box labeled “Who should be credited for this entry” enter the names of those responsible for the entry and click “submit."  You can enter three names, but anything above that enter "staff"

11)     To upload digital files and attachments, follow the instructions indicated

12)     To add web/audio/video content, copy and paste the content’s URL address into the provided website URL field.  Note -- there is a 20MB limit on file size. Here are examples of free streaming content websites where you can upload audio and video content:

           --AUDIO – www.kiwi6.com or www.tindeck.com

           --VIDEO – www.youtube.com or www.vimeo.com 

For more detailed instructions go to www.betterbncsupport.com

IMPORTANT! 

1) Make sure ALL entry content can be accessed through June 30, 2021. 

2) It’s preferred that entries not be password protected or behind a paywall.

However, they must be used provide username/password information in the COMMENTS section of your entry.  Please test the login from computers outside your office to make sure the login works. 

If your website requires a subscription after a certain number of entries, please provide a login that will allow judges to view all submissions.  If work samples that are not accessible, the entry will be disqualified.

If you have questions about entries or problems completing them, contact:

Tom McKee – tmckee9@yahoo.com – (513) 608-1782

or

Click on “Help & Support” atop of the BNC website

SPJ Members

$25.00 for each entry 

Non-Members

$35.00 for each entry

Paying through Pay-Pal

·        When all entries are submitted, log onto your account

·        Navigate to the “Manage Entries” page

·        Click “Calculate Entry Fees”

·        Follow the instructions on the screen to pay for the entries

Paying by check

Make them payable to:

 Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter

Send to:

Tom McKee

Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter

6774 Euclid Avenue

Cincinnati, Ohio  45243 

To become an SPJ member, sign up at “spj.org” and be sure to designate the

Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter as the chapter you want to join.

There are no local dues for chapter membership.

The annual national membership dues are $75.00 and can be paid in one sum or monthly installments.

Judging for the 2021 Excellence In Journalism contest will be done by members of the Arkansas Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

THE EXCELLENCE IN JOURNALISM AWARDS CELEBRATION

AND

THE GREATER CINCINNATI JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME INDUCTION

WILL BE HELD EITHER ONLINE OR IN-PERSON IN JUNE, 2021

ENTRY CATEGORIES

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

ALL-MEDIA: includes the four most significant awards the chapter presents

for work done in any medium in 2020.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION: covers articles appearing in a newspaper, in a magazine, in a blog or posted online during 2020.

BROADCAST COMMUNICATION: includes stories that were broadcast on a television station, radio station or appeared online during 2020.

BEST OF SHOW: includes outstanding work in print, online and broadcast outlets.

ALL MEDIA AWARDS

ENTRY CODE 100 -- 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.

101 -- 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.

102 -- 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.  Please include a letter stating the background of the story and how challenges faced in completing it were overcome.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATION

103 – BEST NEWS STORY

Outstanding coverage of a single news event by an individual or team.

104 – BEST FEATURE STORY

Reporting that goes beyond traditional journalism to capture the human spirit.

105 – BEST BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

Outstanding example of covering an unanticipated story.

106 – BEST TEAM COVERAGE

Excellence by a team in covering multiple angles of a single story.  Up to 10 stories can be part of the entry .

107 – BEST CRISIS COVERAGE

Clear and calm reporting of a news story in an extraordinary setting.  Up to six story segments can be submitted.

108 – BEST SOCIAL/CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORTING

Reporting that tracks cases from law enforcement through the courts. Up to six story segments can be entered.  Up to six segments can be submitted.

109 – BEST MINORITY ISSUES REPORTING

Excellence in reporting on solutions for people living in communities that are often under-covered.  Up to six segments can be entered.

110 -- BEST GOVERNMENT/COMMUNITY ISSUES REPORTING

Outstanding reporting that focuses on solutions for citizens dealing with important government and/or community issues.

111– BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Original in-depth reporting on an issue with wide-ranging community impact.

This often involves extensive court record or database searches.  The entry may include three stories on the same topic.

112 -- BEST CONTINUING COVERAGE OR SERIES

Excellence by an individual or team in following developments in a story over an extended period of time.  The entry may include up to six segments.

113 -- BEST BUSINESS/CONSUMER NEWS STORY

Excellence in reporting by an individual or team on a business topic or consumer issue that impacts a wide range of citizens.

114 -- BEST BUSINESS FEATURE/ANALYSIS/COLUMN

An in-depth look at how a business issue impacts corporations and consumers.

115 -- BEST EDUCATION STORY

Best reporting on education at the primary, secondary and collegiate level.

116 – BEST REPORTING ON CHILD/YOUTH/TEEN ISSUES

Outstanding coverage of issues impacting young people and their parents.

117-- BEST HEALTH/MEDICAL STORY

Best reporting on health and medical matters and their impact on citizens.

118 – BEST ENVIRONMENTAL/SCIENCE STORY

Reporting on the essence of emerging trends and the people behind them.

119 -- BEST EDITORIAL

Best opinion/editorial articles.  Entries may include up to six pieces.

120 -- BEST ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT REPORTING

Excellence in reporting on music, dance, theater and art.

121 -- BEST ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT CRITIQUE

Excellence in critiquing arts and entertainment performances and exhibitions.

122 -- BEST NEWS/SPORTS BLOG

Outstanding news/sports blog in a newspaper, magazine or online.

 123 -- BEST SPORTS REPORTING

Outstanding reporting about a sporting event and/or the participants.

124 – BEST SPORTS FEATURE

Reporting that goes beyond the scores and highlights of a game.

125 -- BEST MAGAZINE REPORTING

Outstanding reporting appearing in a regularly published magazine.

126 -- BEST NEWSPAPER/MAGAZINE DESIGN

Best overall design of daily, weekly or monthly newspaper or magazine.

127-- BEST WEB SITE DESIGN

Best overall design of a web site affiliated with a media organization.

128 – BEST NEWS PHOTOGRAPHY

Best photographs of news stories.  Entries can include 15 up to images.

129 – BEST SPORTS PHOTOGRAPHY

Best photography of sports stories.  Entries can include up to 15 images.

BROADCAST COMMUNICATION

130 -- BEST NEWS STORY

Outstanding coverage of a news event by an individual. 

131 -- BEST FEATURE STORY

Reporting that goes beyond traditional journalism to capture the human spirit.

132 – BEST BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE

Outstanding example of an unanticipated story that must be covered right now.

133 – BEST TEAM COVERAGE

Excellence by a team covering multiple angles of a single story.  Up to six segments can be part of the entry.  Time limit:  15 minutes.

134 – BEST CRISIS COVERAGE

Clear and calm reporting of a news story in an extraordinary setting.

135 – BEST SOCIAL/CRIMINAL JUSTICE REPORTING

Reporting that follows cases from law enforcement through the courts.

136 – BEST MINORITY ISSUES COVERAGE

Excellence in reporting on communities that often go uncovered.

137 -- BEST GOVERNMENT/COMMUNITY ISSUES STORY

Best reporting on government issues and the impact they have on citizens.

138 -- BEST INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING

Original in-depth reporting of an issue with wide-ranging community impact.

139 -- BEST CONTINUING COVERAGE OR SERIES

Excellence by an individual or team.  The entry may include up to six stories.

140 -- BEST BUSINESS/CONSUMER REPORTING

Excellence in reporting by an individual or team on a business topic 

141 -- BEST EDUCATION REPORTING

Best reporting on education at the primary, secondary and collegiate level.

142 -- BEST REPORTING ON CHILD/YOUTH/TEEN ISSUES

Outstanding coverage of issues impacting young people and their parents.

143-- BEST HEALTH/MEDICAL REPORTING

Best reporting on health and medical matters and their impact on citizens.

144 -- BEST ENVIRONMENTAL/SCIENCE REPORTING

Reporting on the essence of emerging trends and the people impacted by them.

145 -- BEST SPORTS REPORTING

Best sports story at the scholastic, collegiate, professional and recreational level. 

146 -- BEST SPORTS FEATURE STORY

Best sports story that goes beyond the scores to focus on the individual.

147 -- BEST DOCUMENTARY

Production on a single topic with widespread community interest. 

Time limit:  60 minutes.

148 -- BEST SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE

Outstanding coverage of a known event.  Time limit:  30 minutes.

149 -- BEST PODCAST

Excellence in reporting/producing a news or sports themed podcast.  The entry can be a composite of multiple podcasts or a single show.  Time limit: 30 minutes.

150 -- BEST VIDEOGRAPHER

Best videography in a news story that appeared on television or online.  Please submit a composite of work lasting no more than 15 minutes.

BEST OF SHOW

151 -- BEST OVERALL WRITTEN REPORTER

Best overall reporter for a daily, weekly or monthly newspaper, magazine or online.   Entry can include up to 12 articles.

152 -- BEST OVERALL BROADSCAST REPORTER

A compilation of work in radio or television showing how the reporter stands out from competitors.  Time limit:  15 minutes.

153 -- BEST OVERALL MULTI-MEDIA JOURNALIST

Excellence by an individual working as a videographer, writer, talent and editor

on a single or multi-part story.  A composite can be submitted.  Time limit:  15 minutes.

154 – OVERALL BEST TELEVISION NEWS ANCHOR

Anchor work that stands out from the competition.  A composite can be submitted.  Time limit:  15 minutes.

155 - BEST OVERALL TELEVISION WEATHER ANCHOR

Anchor work that stands out from the competition.  A composite can be submitted.  Time limit:  15 minutes.

156 - BEST OVERALL TELEVISION SPORTS ANCHOR

Anchor work that stands out from the competition.  A composite can be submitted.  Time limit:  15 minutes.

157 - BEST OVERALL COLUMNIST/COMMENTATOR

For outstanding work in column writing or commentary.  If writing, submit up to 10 entries.  If broadcast, the time limit for a composite is 15 minutes.

158 -- BEST TELEVISION NEWSCAST

Best single television newscast.  Time limit:  30 minutes.

159 -- BEST OVERALL RADIO NEWS ANCHOR

Best radio news anchor.  Time limit:  15 minutes.

160 -- BEST RADIO NEWSCAST

Best single radio newscast.  Time limit:  15 minutes.

161 -- BEST NEWSPAPER

Best overall daily, weekly or monthly newspaper.  Entry can include newspapers from up to three separate days in 2020.

162 -- BEST MAGAZINE

Best overall regularly published magazine.  Entry can include up to three issues from 2020.

163 -- BEST WEB SITE

Best web site hosted by a newspaper, magazine, television or radio station.

164 -- BEST OVERALL FREELANCE REPORTING

For outstanding work by an individual not directly employed by a media company.

The entry can include up to 10 reports on a single topic or multiple topics or a broadcast composite of no more than 15 minutes.

GREATER CINCINNATI JOURNALISM HALL OF FAME

Nominations are now being accepted for inclusion into the 2020 class of the Greater Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame.  This prestigious award recognizes a lifetime of journalistic achievement in newspapers, magazines, radio, television, online or on other platforms.  The nominating letter should list the person’s credentials in the   media and other pertinent information to help in the decision-making process.

All nominations are due by March 15, 2021, and should be e-mailed to Ginny McCabe, Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter President, at ginnymccabe1@gmail.com. 

Those chosen for the hall will be inducted during the Excellence In Journalism awards program in June, 2021.  More than 100 individuals have been inducted through the years.

New this year is the Emil Dansker Award for Public Service In Journalism.  

EMIL DANSKER AWARD FOR PUBLIC SERVICE IN JOURNALISM

The late Dr. Emil Dansker devoted more than 70 of his 90 years to journalism.  He was a reporter, writer, editor, professor, mentor and volunteer all in service to the profession. 

Dr. Dansker worked at The Cincinnati Enquirer, Toledo Blade and other newspapers.  He taught and mentored generations of students at Bowling Green State University and Central State University.  Co-founding the Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, he remained active with the chapter for more than 50 years.

This award honors an individual who has demonstrated a dedication to public service in the advancement of journalism in all aspects of their professional career.  The honoree will embody the spirit and legacy of Dr. Dansker.

Nominations should be e-mailed to Ginny McCabe, Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter President, by March 15, 2021, at ginnymccabe1@gmail.com.  The award will be presented during the annual Excellence In Journalism awards program and Greater Cincinnati Journalism Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in June of 2021.