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Two chapters receive funding in February and March

Congratulations to two amazing chapters! They’ve both hit the jackpot with unique and creative programming, which landed them SPJ Chapter Grants that padded their wallets with $500 each.

The Minnesota Pro chapter is hosting a Journalism Film Festival, showing some of the best journo flicks to those working in the business and the general community. They hope to “discuss journalism with the broader public and raise Minnesota SPJ’s profile in the community.” Chapter members, fellow journalists and the community will likely come together during receptions at the opening and closing of the festival, engaging in conversation about journalism and media.

Scoop

A chapter-in-the-works  at Florida Atlantic University will receive $500 for their upcoming program, JournoSwitch, where FAU students will switch jobs and cover the playing of the 1950′s retro game, Scoop.

“Prominent pro journalists and Frank LoMonte, the executive director of the Student Press Law Center, play an old-school game while discussing the future of journalism and media law. We’ll raffle off spots in the game for journalism students.”

Sign us up!

Congrats to both chapters on great programming and FREE cash. Don’t worry, your chapter can receive some money, too. Applications are available for April and May, so hurry and apply today!

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Poker and ethics?

Looking for a program to stick on your chapter’s summer schedule? Think about Ethics Hold’em. SPJ student board member Gideon Grudo just wrapped up an incredibly successful run of the classic game of cards – with a twist.

Here’s what SPJ member and Region 3 Director Michael Koretzky had to say about the event:

Summer is slow at student newspapers, but Gideon and the University Press EIC Ryan Cortes and the Florida Atlantic University newspaper adviser Dan Sweeney hosted more than a dozen folks.

FAU adviser Dan Sweeney deals everyone in at one of the two poker tables set up in the University Press newsroom on July 6. Photo by Michelle Friswell, University Press.

Ethics Hold’em was created in 2007 by SPJ South Florida and funded by a national SPJ ethics grant. In a nutshell, it’s Texas Hold’em played with specially printed decks – the face of each card contains an entry from the SPJ Code of Ethics. Some entries are repeated and if you find a match, you win extra chips.

Koretzky nailed the bottom line:

Hopefully, you’ll learn by osmosis.

If your chapter is interested in playing Ethics Hold’em, Grudo has extra decks at the ready, along with the rules. He’ll even chat with you about the details, so contact him with questions.

Ante up, folks.

 

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