The Greater Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists Newsletter, January 2019 cincyspj.blogspot.com twitter.com/cincyspj firstname.lastname@example.org Like us on Facebook Improving and protecting journalism in Greater Cincinnati since 1967
Media Professionals' Breakfast: A Journalist's Guide to Understanding Islam and Muslims
Recap: Voices for a Free Press Event
Freelancer Luncheon Next Wednesday, Jan. 23
Cincy SPJ Contest Now Open
NSNC Contest Now Accepting Submissions
2019 Kiplinger Fellows Announced
Save the Date: Region 4 Spring Conference
Welcome New Cincinnati SPJ Board Members
Recap: SPJ/GCABJ and Cincinnati ONA Holiday Mixer
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Media Professionals' Breakfast: A Journalist's Guide to Understanding Islam and Muslims
Join the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) Cincinnati Chapter and the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists (SPJ) for free breakfast and a look at the American Muslim community and what it means to live as an American Muslim in today's world, with a lively Q&A to follow.
For: Local journalists and journalism students Admission: Free, but please RSVP to email@example.com before the event if possible. Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 Time: 8 to 9:30 a.m. Location: Lower Level Hall, Clifton Mosque, 3668 Clifton Ave, Cincinnati, OH 45220 (entrance is accessed from the parking lot) Parking: Large parking lot behind the building.
The NKy Tribune recently teamed up with PEN America as part of an international event to celebrate the free press and free expression. A public event, "Voices for a Free Press," was held locally at the World Peace Bell in Newport on Sunday, Dec. 9.
Ginny McCabe, president, Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists
Area journalists, students, educators and area public officials, community activists, and citizens spoke briefly during the event.
Representatives from Northern Kentucky University’s Scripps Howard Center for Civic Engagement and the College of Informatics, Thomas More University representatives, the University of Kentucky First Amendment Center and School of Journalism and Media, Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, and representatives of the region’s media outlets and the legal community participated in the event.
Judy Clabes, NKy Tribune editor and publisher (pictured right.)
The program included readings from the Constitution, poetry related to free expression, writings of Jamal Khashoggi, April Ryan, various op-eds and columns and from PEN America.
The Peace Bell rang on the hour — at 4 p.m., 5 p.m., and 6 p.m.
“As we join in this international exercise, we will offer gentle reminders of the vital role of the free press and the rights of every American citizen to free expression,” said Judy Clabes, NKy Tribune editor and publisher.
Judy Clabes, NKy Tribune editor and publisher (left) pictured with Ginny McCabe (right), president, Cincinnati SPJ
Southbank Partners hosted the event and provided coffee and cookies for attendees.The free event was open to the public.
Crowd gathered at the World Peace Bell at the Voices for a Free Press event
Attention Freelancers! JOIN US FOR LUNCH SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS GREATER CINCINNATI PRO CHAPTER AND GRAYDON will present a quarterly luncheon for freelancers Date: Wednesday, January 23, 2019 Time: 11:45 A.M. to 1 P.M. LUNCH/SPECIAL GUEST Special Guest: Bonnie Jean Feldkamp
Topic: Social Media for Writers
Do you know the difference between a Facebook page and a Facebook profile? Do you wonder why you’re not getting likes, comments, or shares? Do you understand Twitter and Instagram hashtags? Are you interested in sharing your blog with readers? In this session, we will talk about how to curate your social media presence, as well as how to blog successfully for the social media age. Together we’ll explore the importance of keeping blogs and social media posts short, and connecting with readers by writing beyond the anecdote.
Location: GRAYDON LAW OFFICES 1800 SCRIPPS CENTER 312 WALNUT STREET
Open to all freelancers and writers including print, broadcast, radio and digital. Boxed lunches will be served. There will be lunch, a talk from our special guest and a closing Q and A.
Cost: $15 Registration & Networking: 11:45 a.m. to Noon Program: Noon to 1 p.m. Questions: Ginny McCabe at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 513-604-6720
About Our Special Guest: Bonnie Jean Feldkamp: Bonnie Jean Feldkamp has worked as a freelance writer since 2001 publishing service journalism articles, personal essays and op-eds. She received “Best Overall Blog” in the Digital Media Category of the Ohio 2017 Society of Professional Journalists Awards and was a 2018 finalist in the Cincinnati Chapter of SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism Awards. Bonnie was named Gold winner by Parent Media Association in 2018 for General Feature Writing on parenting issues.
Twenty-two veteran journalists from newsrooms around the world will make up the 2019 class of Kiplinger Fellows at Ohio University.
The newest class includes staff from national newspapers, large-market television and radio outlets, major daily newspapers as well as exclusive online journalists from the U.S. and abroad.
Eight fellows were chosen from outside the United States – England, Spain, Pakistan, Moldova, Costa Rica, Belgium, and two from Canada. Nearly 400 journalists applied for the fellowship program, which will take place April 7-12 at the Ohio University Scripps School of Journalism in Athens.
“The talented pool of journalists wanting to participate in our fellowship is inspiring, but makes the selection process all the more challenging,” executive director Kevin Z. Smith said. “It’s always a difficult process to select the few who come. We believe this class is a great representation of the current state of global journalism with freelancers, online producers as well as those from legacy media coming to Ohio. These are 22 excellent fellows.”
Smith said the fellowship’s mission is to train and return the Kiplinger Fellows to their newsrooms (or home offices) armed with a new set of digital skills and the motivation to train others and improve the level of journalism worldwide. The international 2019 Kiplinger Fellows are:
Andrea Baillie, managing editor, The Canadian Press; Toronto, Canada
Jane Gerster, national features reporter, Global News; Toronto, Canada
Waheedullah Massoud, production executive, BBC; London, England
Madalin Necsutu, editor-in-chief, Evenimentul Zilei; Chisinau, Moldova
Ali Rashid Panhwer, sub-editor, Associated Press of Pakistan, Karachi, Pakistan
Cindy Regidor, correspondent, France 24; San Jose, Costa Rica
Teri Schultz, freelance reporter, NPR, Deutsche Welle; Brussels, Belgium
Maria Luisa Rossel, correspondent, UNO-TV; Washington, DC
Colleen Shalby, engagement editor, Los Angeles Times; Los Angeles, California
Deepa Shivaram, associate producer, "Meet The Press"; Washington, DC
Charlotte West, freelance reporter; Seattle, Washington
Max White, digital producer, WXYZ; Detroit, Michigan
The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism is in its 46th year, spending the first 45 at Ohio State University. It has evolved since its founding, transitioning from a nine-month master’s program to a digital media fellowships in 2011. In addition to the week-long fellowship, the program offers workshops and training across the globe. In 2018, the Kiplinger Program training reached nearly 1,200 journalists. Full information about the Kiplinger Program is available at www.kiplingerprogram.org.
The Kiplinger Program was endowed at Ohio State in 1973 by Austin Kiplinger in honor of his father, W.M. Kiplinger, one of the university’s first journalism graduates in 1912. W.M. Kiplinger pioneered a new kind of journalism when he became publisher of The Kiplinger Letter and later Kiplinger’s Personal Finance. He has been described by his son as “a dedicated journalist, a muckraker and an inspiration to young journalists… a very original thinker.”
MARCH 8-9 SPJ Region 4 Spring Conference
Cleveland State University
2121 Euclid Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44115
SPJ's 2019 Spring Conference for Region 4 will be held in Cleveland at Cleveland State University. The two-day event will bring together journalists and student journalists from Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and the western part of Pennsylvania for a time of networking, learning and fun. Stay tuned for more details at www.spj.org or register for the event by clicking here.
Greater Cincinnati Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists would like to welcome two new board members - Bonnie Jean Feldkamp and Bill Ferguson, Jr.
Bonnie Jean Feldkamp has worked as a freelance writer since 2001 publishing service journalism articles, personal essays and op-eds. She received “Best Overall Blog” in the Digital Media Category of the Ohio 2017 Society of Professional Journalists Awards and was a 2018 finalist in the Cincinnati Chapter of SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism Awards. Bonnie was named Gold winner by Parent Media Association in 2018 for General Feature Writing on parenting issues.Bonnie Contributes to the Cincinnati Enquirer’s Education and Family Roundtable. Her essays have appeared in The New York Times, Scary Mommy, USAToday and Medium as well as regional parenting publications. Bonnie is the Communications Director for the National Society of Newspaper Columnists, is a member of Parent Media Association, Journalism and Women Symposium and the Society of Professional Journalists. She is a wife and mother of three from Northern Kentucky.
Bill Ferguson Jr. is a writer/editor/communication consultant with more than 40 years as an editor and reporter for six newspapers and USA Today Update, beginning at age 14 as a sports reporter for his hometown daily. He moved in 1988 to Cincinnati, where he worked as copy editor, national editor, business editor and Page One editor at The Cincinnati Enquirer. Bill is a southeast Ohio native and an Ohio University graduate.
Cincy SPJ, GCABJ and Cincinnati ONA's holiday mixer was hosted at Rhinegeist early in December. This is the second year in a row Cincinnati's journalism organizations have teamed up for a holiday event. Here are a few photos from the event:
Cincinnati Public Radio is looking for an entry level radio news reporter to join our growing newsroom. This person will be responsible for gathering and presenting news stories covering a variety of significant local issues on-air, online, and across social media platforms. Applicants should be able to collaborate with the news team and enthusiastically grow their skills in the field of public radio news. This position also will play an active role during on-air fundraising and will fill in as an on-air host. Find out more at https://www.cinradio.org/jobs/
Here's a challenge for every SPJ member — active or retired. Make it a point to recruit a new member this year. Doing that will double the size of the chapter. The board continues to work on presenting unique and interesting programs that make SPJ membership extremely valuable.
The national membership fee is $75.00 which can be paid online in one lump sum or in monthly deductions.
Cincinnati Pro Chapter SPJ Board Members Ginny McCabe, President; Jenny Wohlfarth, Vice President; Hagit Limor, Treasurer; Corinne Minard, Secretary; Jo-Ann Albers; Emil Dansker; Monica Dias; Bonnie Jean Feldkamp; Bill Ferguson Jr.; Carly Hagedon; Tom McKee; Cara Owsley; Kevin Schultz; Maija Zummo; Tony Mastriani, Board Member Emeritus