Dear chapter leaders,
Today’s issue includes some goodies. First I’d like to introduce to you SPJ’s newest staff member, Tara Puckey. A member for several years, including building a chapter in college and serving a term on the national board, Tara joins us as SPJ’s first-ever Chapter Coordinator. She is here to develop and implement strategies for stronger chapters across the country, and given her experience, we know she’ll make a great addition to the staff.
In fact, Tara is taking over the role that I was going to start here at SPJ, until my partner was offered a job in another city that was just too good to pass up. So I’ll be leaving SPJ in mid-June, but until then I’ll be working with Tara and hiring/training the new Communications Coordinator.
Contact Tara with all your chapter questions at firstname.lastname@example.org. She’ll be seeing many of you at the Scripps Leadership Institute next month.
Annual Reports Due TODAY
As you know, annual reports for pro chapters are due today, May 15. File yours online here. The online form will close at midnight, so please contact Linda Hall at email@example.com if you have questions or miss the deadline.
Excellence in Journalism marketing
Excellence in Journalism, SPJ’s annual journalism conference hosted jointly with RTDNA, is a hugely valuable event for journalists new and experienced, members and non-members alike. Your efforts to promote the conference to your chapter members will help us hit home the message that EIJ is the place to be this September. Please include the short blurb below and one of these EIJ ads on your chapter’s website or e-newsletter. Thanks!
Excellence in Journalism 2012, hosted by SPJ and RTDNA, is a three-day journalism conference packed with cutting-edge professional development sessions, outstanding programs with some of the best in the business, and opportunities to network, learn and share with journalists from around the country. We invite you to explore the website and join your colleagues in Ft. Lauderdale this Sept. 20-22.
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Have a great week!
SPJ Communications Manager
317-927-8000 ext. 215