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?
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.
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.
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#SPJTruthday in October. Also, if you’d like to learn more about gaining trust with your audiences, sign up for the Trusting Tips newsletter.
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:
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.
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!
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.
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.
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