Archive for the ‘Ted Scripps’ Category


Don’t you want to be a Scrippster?

Yes, you do. Scrippsters are among the best and brightest of SPJ. Fearless leaders who spent an entire weekend learning about their leadership styles, how to better their beloved chapter and had some amazing fun, of course.

They’re participants in the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute, developed to create better leaders by offering a mix of sessions focused on interpersonal and organizational leadership skills, as well as sound chapter management practices. And in 2013, the Institute is hitting the road.

In fact, it has already made a stop in Indianapolis, taking place on a chilly March weekend. A group of devoted leaders from Indiana, Illinois, Michigan, Ohio and Nebraska gathered together to create memories and lessons that are sure to last a lifetime.

Check out their experiences!

Or, if you’re interested in more, you can always read through the Storify of the event, which captures spectacular memories, important lessons and insight into the program through the words of the Scrippsters themselves.

Then, because you’ll definitely want to be one – apply to participate in a region near you! We’ll be in Denver in June and Memphis in July. Applications are due soon, so don’t delay. Questions? Contact Chapter Coordinator, Tara Puckey, via email or phone (317) 927-8000, ext. 215.

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Traveling training, drink of choice and fair use

Where has October gone? Before you know it, we’ll be packing up the pumpkins and bringing out the shovels. Well, at least we will at SPJ HQ in Indianapolis. Just a few quick updates before we roll into a new month:

Traveling Training

Some of you may have already attended the Scripps Leadership Institute in Indianapolis. If not, you should know it’s an amazing resource, not only for you as a leader of SPJ, but for your own professional development. The program focuses on your leadership style, working with others, effectively leading a chapter and provides tons of ideas for you to take home and share with your fellow SPJers.

While Indianapolis is an incredibly amazing city, we’ve decided to take the show on the road and bring this great program to your backyard by visiting four regions per year. We’d like to train two or three members of your chapter board, creating a mini retreat for you to process ideas, make plans and learn about working together to build a better chapter.

The website has been updated to reflect changes about the traveling gig, and applications will be accepted soon for our first location, a farewell stop in Indianapolis. Check out when the program will stop at a city near you and start thinking about what current and future leaders you’ll send off for a blissful weekend of everything SPJ.

Your drink of choice?

Instagram contests are one of our favorites. We love to see and share moments from our members. Last week we launched another contest: #JournoJuice. Upload a picture of whatever gets you through the day to Instagram with the hashtag #journojuice before Oct. 24 and win a prize. What is it? You’ll have to follow us on Instagram (spj_pics) to find out as we’ll be posing sneaky pictures of it this week.

You can check out our Pinterest board dedicated to the contest for all the glorious drinks (and mugs, cups and flowers). In the meantime, here are some of our favorites.

If anyone finds a replica of @lauranberta’s mug, please mail to SPJ HQ. Attention: Tara Puckey. No, really.

Looks like @marksluckie’s office is always fun…

Our friend @giornalista515 has some Halloween spirit!

This concoction created by Instagramer @verocraker looks, um, delicious.

 

A fair use program

The next episode of Studio SPJ will feature Patricia Aufderheide and Peter Jaszi, two American University professors who are the authors of “Reclaiming Fair Use – How to Put Balance Back in Copyright.” The program will air at 3:30 p.m. ET on Nov. 10.

Improve your understanding of fair use and how it applies to your work by listening to this 30-minute program live or later as a podcast.

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A weekend just for SPJ leaders

Participants from the 2012 Ted Scripps Leadership Institute in Indianapolis, Ind. on Sunday, June 3.

More than 40 SPJ leaders from around the country converged in Indianapolis this past weekend for training, tips, tests and… duckpin bowling – all part of the 17th annual Ted Scripps Leadership Institute.

The Institute is named for Ted Scripps, grandson of the founder of The E.W. Scripps Company. The funding is provided through the Scripps Howard Foundation by Ted’s sons, Edward W. Scripps Jr. and William H. Scripps, as a way to honor their father’s memory.

Doug Bell, SPJ Colorado Pro, was the winner of the shiny Duckpin Trophy. Congratulations, Doug!

Participants attended a mix of sessions focused on interpersonal and organizational leadership skills, as well as sound chapter management practices. Chapter leaders shared ideas with other chapters, large and small, and spent some time alone to gather their thoughts and formulate a plan for success.

Check out some of the photos from this year on our Facebook page or read highlights and testimonials from the program.

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