Jenn Rowell, president of the new Alabama Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, has been busy busy busy …
• The chapter has a new site, alabamapro.blogspot.com.
• And a Twitter account, @SPJ_AlabamaPro.
• And an upcoming road trip to the SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference Aug. 27-30 in Indianapolis, marking the group’s 100th anniversary. She’s going, along with University of Alabama journalism professor George Daniels
I went last year in Atlanta, and it’s really a great event. Lots of professional development and networking opportunities. I highly recommend it for anyone that can swing it.
Since we’ve been a chapter for a year, we get a vote in the national level elections this year.
Cost is $235 for members, $335 for non-members if you register by Sunday. Those interested in attending, carpooling or splitting hotel rooms — or just being added to the SPJ Alabama Pro mailing list — should contact her at alabamapro.spj[at]gmail.com.
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The Society of Professional Journalists wants to restore the public’s faith in the press by equipping the public with tools to evaluate all forms of journalism and we want to increase the dialogue between the public and the press. SPJ feels that the more the public understands how and why journalists do their jobs, the more likely they are to understand the valuable role the press plays in democracy.
Montgomery is one of 12 U.S. cities holding this event.
- Date: Tuesday, April 28
- Time: 6-8 p.m.
- Place: Huntingdon College, Recital Hall, Smith Music Building, 1500 E. Fairview Ave., Montgomery.
Google map | campus map (PDF)
- Cost: free
- Moderator: Kevin Smith, President-Elect, SPJ; assistant professor of journalism, Fairmont State University
- Program contact: Jenn Rowell, president, SPJ-Alabama, rowell83[at]gmail.com
- Town Hall event site
Note: Wade Kwon will be on the panel and welcomes any Birmingham MOB members to tag along. We’ll leave at 4 p.m. and return around 11 p.m. Contact him for ride details.
Also, please note that SPJ is offering a six-month dues waiver for current members laid off from their full-time positions. Fill out this waiver (PDF) to apply.