is looking for the most outstanding work appearing
in print, online and on-air during 2016
in Southwestern Ohio (Cincinnati and Dayton markets),
Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.
ENTRY DEADLINE: March 31, 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.
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 CINCNNATI 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 www.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
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
QUEEN CITY SQUARE OFFICES OF FROST BROWN TODD
GREATER CINCINNATI PRO CHAPTER presents COVERING THE TRUMP PRESIDENCY A PRIMER
THURSDAY, MARCH 9, 2017
GRAYDON LAW OFFICES 1800 SCRIPPS CENTER 312 WALNUT STREET 7:30 A.M. – COFFEE, NETWORKING 8:00 – 9:00 A.M. – PROGRAM
PANELISTS JACK GREINER: Graydon Media Attorney
KEVIN ALDRIDGE: Cincinnati Enquirer Deputy Opinion Engagement Editor
Whether you get your news from Twitter, TV or a newspaper, you likely haven't missed the drumbeat of "fake news." In a changing media landscape, how does a PR person ensure the right message cuts through the noise?
We're asking a panel experts for a little help:
Erica Noble, Edelman PR
Amanda Seitz, WCPO
Nick Vehr, Vehr Communications
Howard Wilkinson, WXVU
Join PRSA and SPJ for networking, lunch and a discussion about what could be changing in media relations. Register now - attendance is limited to 30 people!
When: Thursday, February 16
Where: Vehr Communications
700 Walnut Street, Suite 450, Cincinnati
Time: 11:30 a.m. - Doors open for check-in and networking
12:00 p.m. - Program and lunch
$15 - PRSA Cincinnati Chapter and SPJ Members
$15 - PRSSA Members
$23 - Non-members
RSVP: Deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Monday, February 13 (this is also the deadline to cancel and receive a refund.