Deadline Extension: Ohio's Best Journalism Contest
Ohio’s Best Journalism contest got off to a great start in early 2020, and then a couple of weeks ago activity on the contest website came to a sudden halt as journalists across our state scrambled to cover the worldwide pandemic. We have received numerous inquiries in recent days asking for the contest deadline to be extended, so to give everyone extra time we are extending the contest deadline until midnight, Monday, June 1, 2020.
The health and safety of attendees is always our first priority, and the Excellence in Journalism team is monitoring COVID-19 developments — particularly guidance from the WHO, CDC and Washington, D.C., Health Department — closely.
As of now, Excellence in Journalism 2020 will proceed as planned September 10-12 in Washington, D.C. Please keep the event on your calendar, but do not make any travel arrangements until we announce a final determination about the event’s status on this site.
EIJ will continue to assess the situation over the following weeks and months. We will provide status updates on this page and to registered attendees via email.
We are thankful to all the journalists working tirelessly to keep their communities informed, and we look forward to seeing you all in September in Washington, D.C.!
SPJ has joined together with journalism organizations everywhere to help journalists through these unprecedented times. Check out the calendar of events – a centralized location for the latest journalism webinars and e-learning offerings from SPJ's journalism friends and partners.
Visit this one-stop shop to sign up for webinars related to covering the coronavirus pandemic, how to effectively and efficiently work from home, how to conduct a Zoom meeting and most importantly, how to take care of your physical and mental health during this uncertain time - and much more.
Journalists can now easily track and monitor what’s happening in state legislatures across the U.S. regarding bills and legislation related to the coronavirus response, thanks to Open States. This free resource puts state legislation and bills regarding COVID-19 all in one spot, which particularly helps journalists reporting on multiple states.
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Cincinnati Pro Chapter SPJ Board Members Ginny McCabe, President; Jenny Wohlfarth, Vice President; Tom McKee, Treasurer; Corinne Minard, Secretary; Jo-Ann Albers; Emil Dansker; Bonnie Jean Feldkamp; Bill Ferguson Jr.; Carly Hagedon; Hagit Limor; Cara Owsley; Kevin Schultz; Maija Zummo