Friday, November 13, 2020

Cincinnati SPJ Quarterly Newsletter - Fall 2020


The Greater Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists 
Newsletter, November 2020
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Cincinnati SPJ has partnered with NSNC for Write to Unite

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Rates are $25 for NSNC members and $45 for non-members. SPJ members will receive the NSNC member rate (of $20 off) by using the special discount code of CINCYSPJ at check-out.

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Just click the "non-member" registration and enter the coupon code when prompted to receive the discount. Here’s the link to register:
Together in partnership with the Cincinnati chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the NSNC presents Write to Unite.

The election is over, but never has our country’s discourse been so divided and polarized. Two award-winning columnists, conservative and liberal, will talk about the power of writing to heal and unite. Can this be possible and how can we columnists work toward that goal?

Panelists include:

Clarence Page
Clarence Page is the 1989 Pulitzer Prize winner for Commentary, a columnist syndicated nationally by Tribune Media Services, and a member of the Chicago Tribune’s editorial board. Page was also the 2007 recipient of the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ highest honor.

Kathleen Parker
Kathleen Parker has been syndicated by the Washington Post Writers Group since 2006. She won the 2010 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary and in 2019 was the Ernie Pyle Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, the National Society of Newspaper Columnists’ highest honor.

Kevin Aldridge
Kevin Aldridge will moderate this discussion. In addition to working full-time as a journalist, Aldridge also is an adjunct professor of Journalism at Miami University’s regional campuses in Middletown and Hamilton, Ohio. He is also a board member of Beyond Civility, an organization that addresses the challenge we face in trying to bridge the informational and ideological chasms that separate our leaders from each other and from their own diverse constituencies.
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Upcoming Events

Join SPJ's Freelance Community for a virtual freelance chat at 3 p.m. EST Nov. 18. When the time comes, you can enter the Zoom meeting here. These casual conversations are open to all freelancers.
The SPJ Cincinnati Pro Chapter is hosting a freelance virtual happy hour at 6 p.m. EST on Friday, Nov. 20. We hope to see you there! This is a good chance to catch up with your local peers in an informal chat.
Cincinnati SPJ/GCABJ/Greater Cincinnati Black PR Pros will host their annual holiday mixer virtually this year on Wednesday, December 9 from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. You won’t want to miss all of the holiday fun! It’s a great networking opportunity. Join us on Zoom.  
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More on Ethics

How should journalists respond to misinformation, disinformation and “fake news” while building trust with your audience? Revisit this presentation by Lynn Walsh and Joy Mayer from Trusting News. They recently shared advice and research for #SPJTruth day in October. Also, if you’d like to learn more about gaining trust with your audiences, sign up for the Trusting Tips newsletter.
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Journalists & Stress - Coping Mechanisms in Unusual Times

Cincinnati SPJ recently hosted a virtual program on "Journalists & Stress -Coping Mechanisms In Unusual Times" in conjunction with the anniversary of the James Hoskins takeover of WCPO-TV on Oct. 15, 1980. It was a good discussion about stress on the job - then and now. View the program here:
Click here to watch it on YouTube
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Virtual SPJ Student Summit

Calling all SPJ student members! You’re invited to a virtual summit for all SPJ student chapters and members at 8 p.m. EST Nov. 19 – so save the date! All collegiate journalism contest winners will be celebrated, and SPJ will announce for the first time this year’s Campus Chapters of the Year. The event will also feature a special keynote speaker. Stay tuned for more details. Student members and advisers are welcome to attend. 
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SPJ Membership: Why Join?

For more than 100 years the Society of Professional Journalists has been dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press. Join us today!
For more details, go to:
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Welcome National SPJ Board Members

We join SPJ in welcoming Jerry McCormick and Bey-Ling Sha, who were recently appointed to SPJ’s Board of Directors. McCormick is an Emmy-winning producer and communications professional with 30 years combined experience in broadcast, print journalism and public relations. Sha is dean of the College of Communications at Cal State Fullerton and is former director of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at San Diego State University.
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Order a "Words Matter" T-Shirt & Support Local Journalism

Pictured: Cincy SPJ board members Cara Owsley, Jenny Wohlfarth and Ginny McCabe
Photo by Albert Anthony Cesare

Cincy SPJ "Words Matter" T-Shirts Now Available in Black and Dark Gray, Various Sizes.
Cost: On Sale for $15 - Plus $5 for Shipping and Handling (While Supplies Last. Note: No 2x or 3x sizes available.)
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Job and Internship Opportunities

WKRC-TV in Cincinnati is looking for a news photographer. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two years of live news experience with a news organization. The photographer will cover day-to-day general, in-depth features and investigative assignments.
Cincinnati Public Radio is accepting applications for a radio news reporter to inform and engage the community. At least five years of experience in radio as host, reporter or producer is preferred. Applicants should have an engaging on-air presence and strong writing, editing and interviewing skills.
Looking for journalism jobs and internships? Check out SPJ’s Career Center and resources from the Journalist’s Toolbox.
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Newsletter Staff

Managing Editors
Ginny McCabe, Carly Hagedon

Cincinnati Pro Chapter SPJ Board Members
Ginny McCabe, President; Jenny Wohlfarth, Vice President; Tom McKee, Treasurer; Corinne Minard, Secretary; Jo-Ann Albers (Emeritus); Emil Dansker (Emeritus); Bonnie Jean Feldkamp; Bill Ferguson Jr.; Carly Hagedon; Hagit Limor; Cara Owsley; Kevin Schultz; Duane Pohlman; Jack Greiner; Camri Nelson; Briana Rice and Kristen Swilley
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