WCPO-TV broadcast the Cincinnati mayoral debate with John Cranley and Yvette Simpson live on Tuesday, October 10 from 7 to 8 p.m. Following the live segment, the broadcast moved to a live stream from 8 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on wcpo.com.
Radio One also broadcasted the event live from 7 to 8 p.m.
The event was sponsored by WCPO-TV, Radio One and the Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
We had a great turnout this afternoon for the 2 p.m. session with representatives in attendance from the Cincinnati Police Department, Cincy SPJ, WKRC Local 12, WCPO-TV Channel 9, FOX19, Reuters, WLWT News 5 and more! Thanks everyone!
The Cincinnati Police Department continues to update
its policies and procedures on how members of the media and the general public
can submit public records requests and receive information in a timely manner.
Accessing the City of Cincinnati’s Open Data Portal
and the on-lines records request system have been substantially improved since
their debut just over a year ago.
To make sure everyone using the transparency tools has
an easy time navigating the system, the Cincinnati Police Department is once
again partnering with the Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter of the
Society of Professional Journalists a pair of free seminars.
Cincinnati Police Academy – 800 Evans Street – Lower Price Hill
WHO SHOULD ATTEND: news directors, assistant news directors,
assignment managers, producers, reporters, editors and photographers from
radio, tv, print and digital media
The sessions are also a chance for
representatives of the media to become more acquainted with Cincinnati Police
Public Information personnel.
In addition, the Greater Cincinnati SPJ
Pro Chapter will have information available on becoming an SPJ member and the
benefits that membership provides. The
chapter will provide refreshments for each session.
Lt. Steve Saunders , Cincinnati Police Department PIO
– (513) 352-3519
Tom McKee, Greater Cincinnati SPJ Pro Chapter
President – (513) 608-1782
The Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists was recently named as "Small Chapter of the Year" for the second year in a row by the Society of Professional Journalists.
The chapter has been recognized with this same honor three out of the past four years.
SPJ President Lynn Walsh announced the honor during the opening business meeting at the annual Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim on September 7. The chapter was also recognized with a "Circle of Excellence" award for its campus relations.
Executive officers from the chapter - President Tom McKee, Treasurer Hagit Limor and Secretary Ginny McCabe were in attendance to accept the honor. Vice President Jenny Wohlfarth was at home in Cincinnati recovering from surgery. However, Cincinnati SPJ's executive team called her from the meeting to share the good news.
The Society of Professional Journalists annually selects professional chapters to honor for their commitment to SPJ’s mission and the profession of journalism.
Members of the Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists accepted the honor for "Small Chapter of the Year" at the Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim on September 7.