Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Celebrating Five Decades of Cincinnati Journalism

We invite you to help the Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter of 
the Society of Professional Journalists celebrate 50 years of excellence. 

Join us for a buffet luncheon to mark this occasion as we look back on
 how the profession has evolved and peek into its future. 


Saturday, March 24, 2018 
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. 
11:00 a.m. - social hour 
12:00 p.m. - lunch 12:30 p.m. - program 

CET Studios – 1223 Central Parkway – Cincinnati 

Gregory Korte, White House Correspondent, USA Today 

$25 In Advance — $35 At The Door 

View the invitation here:

Cincinnati SPJ Celebrates 50th Anniversary - March 24 Luncheon with Keynote Gregory Korte

We invite you to help the Greater Cincinnati Professional Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists celebrate 50 years of excellence.

Join us for a buffet luncheon to mark this occasion
as we look back on how the profession
has evolved and peek into its future.

DATE:  Saturday, March 24, 2018 
TIME:  11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
 --11:00 a.m. - social hour
--12:00 p.m. - lunch 
--12:30 p.m. - program 

LOCATION:  CET Studios -- 1223 Central Parkway -- Cincinnati 
KEYNOTE SPEAKER :  Gregory Korte, White House Correspondent, USA Today

Gregory Korte is a White House correspondent for USA TODAY, focusing on executive power and national security in the Trump presidency. He previously covered the Obama White House, Congress, politics, and a half-dozen city halls. He is a native of Cincinnati and graduated from Ohio University. He is a recipient of the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency.

COST PER PERSON:  $25.00 prior to March 17, 2018 and $35.00 after that date 

Guests may also RSVP and mail a check, or bring cash or a check with them the day of the event. Make all checks payable to "Society of Professional Journalists."

For those who prefer mail, send a check to:

Tom McKee, Event Coordinator and Region 4 Director
Society of Professional Journalists
1720 Gilbert Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45202

Friday, February 9, 2018

Join SPJ and PRSA for Lunch - Wednesday, February 14 - The Changing Newsroom

Join us for lunch and a lively panel discussion as The Public Relations Society of America, Cincinnati Chapter and Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists discuss the changing newsroom.

Panelists include:

Pam Gilchrist, Brand Marketing Communications Strategist, Executive Coach, Keynote Speaker and Author,
Area Marketing Director, Chick-fil-A Greater Cincinnati & Northern Kentucky
Jennifer Tan, Public Relations Manager, Newport Aquarium
Chip Mahaney, News Director, WCPO
Michael Kilian, Senior News Director, Cincinnati Enquirer
Moderator: Hagit Limor, former investigative reporter; associate professor of electronic media, University of Cincinnati
Thank you to Glenn Hartong for providing services as our photography sponsor.

Pam and Jennifer will discuss their award-winning Blacksmith media relations campaigns and how they successfully penetrated through the clutter of all the media messages that bombard the public. Jen also provided insight into the TV news industry having worked in it for more than 10 years before making her transition into PR four years ago.

Chip Mahaney is the 11th News Director in WCPO history, in a line created by the legendary Al Schottelkotte. Chip joined WCPO in November 2016, after 8 years of service with WCPO’s parent company, E. W. Scripps, building up local digital operations around the country. His 35 years of service in professional journalism includes reporting and producing in news, weather, sports, as well as newsroom technology and leadership. He is a long-time member of the board of directors of Radio Television Digital News Association, as well as an Emmy and Murrow winner. Chip is a frequently-requested trainer for news leadership and social media, teaching for organizations/conferences such as EIJ (SPJ/RTDNA), ONA, Poynter and the Carole Kneeland Project. Chip is a runner, who favors half-marathons and 10k’s. He is married to Susan Mahaney, a former longtime TV news producer/manager. They have two children, and they live in Anderson Township.

Michael Kilian is senior news director at Enquirer Media in Cincinnati. In his role, he oversees much of the local news report online at and in the printed Cincinnati Enquirer. He has worked for Gannett Co. Inc. news sites for much of the past quarter-century, including in Upstate New York, Vermont and Maryland before coming to Ohio in early 2015. He is a graduate of Cornell University and is a member of the Rotary Club of Cincinnati.

Wednesday, February 14
11:30 a.m: Doors open for check-in and networking
12:00 - 1:30 p.m.: Program and Lunch
Vehr Communications - 700 Walnut Street, Suite 450, Cincinnati

Register here:

*This is a rescheduled date for the Feb. 7 event that had to be postponed due to icy weather.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

SPJ and Graydon's Quarterly Luncheon for Freelancers

Looking forward to talking about insurance for freelancers today at our luncheon! Thanks @cincyspj and @Graydon_Law!