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Join us on Saturday at 2 p.m. Eastern when our guest on Studio SPJ will be SDX President Robert Leger in a live interview from the Excellence in Journalism conference in Nashville.
Leger, a former SPJ national president, will talk about the year ahead for SDx, the non-profit arm of the society which funds journalism programs. We'll talk about a plan for SDX to take a greater role in overseeing that programming.
Join us on Tuesday, June 17 at noon Eastern when the next broadcast of Studio SPJ will feature two of the people who've assembled the programs for our upcoming Excellence in Journalism Conference on Sept. 4-6 in Nashville.
Amy Tardif, station and news manager for WGCU in Fort Myers, Florida and Scott Leadingham, SPJ's director of education and the editor of Quill Magazine, will give us a preview of what's in store for this year's convention, which takes place at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.
This year's convention is another collaboration between the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Click here for more information on the conference.
Studio SPJ will kick off a series of podcasts called "The Road to Nashville" previewing our upcoming Excellence in Journalism 2014 conference on Sept. 4-6.
Ken Paulson will be our guest for the first of these broadcasts on Thursday at 3 p.m. / 2 p.m. Central time. (Please note: this program was rescheduled from an earlier broadcast date.)
Paulson is the dean of Middle Tennessee State University's College of Mass Communication. He previously has served a president of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, as president of the Newseum in Washington D.C. and as editor-in-chief at USA Today.
We'll be talking to Ken about Freedom Sings, a musical program at the convention featuring songs that were once banned as well as the tribute planned for the late John Seigenthaler, the former editor of The Tennessean and founder of the First Amendment Center.
Join us on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. Eastern time when our guest on Studio SPJ will be Brad Heath, a reporter with USA Today and the winner of the 2015 Al Nakkula award for police reporting.
Heath won the award for a series of stories in which he revealed how police and prosecutors nationwide had allowed nearly 200,000 fugitives to escape justice simply by crossing over state lines.
The series led authorities in at least four states to reconsider or reverse this policy.
The Nakkula award is named after the late Al Nakkula, a legendary cops and crime reporter for the Rocky Mountain News. The award is co-sponsored by The Denver Press Club and The University of Colorado's College of Media, Communication and Information.
This broadcastis co-sponsored by the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
Join us for the next broadcast of Studio SPJ when our guests will be Patricia Calhoun, editor of Denver's alt-weekly Westword and former SPJ President Kevin Smith, deputy director of the Kiplinger Progrom for Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University.
Calhoun will talk about her columns on Colorado history and politics, which recently took first place in the 2014 SDX awards.
Smith will talk about a "dirty dozen" journalism apps that he presented at SPJ's recent JournCamp in New York City.
Join us for the next edition of Studio SPJ when our guest will be Michael Koretzky, SPJ's Region 3 director from South Florida.
Well talk about the debate over changing SPJ's name from the Society of Professional Journalists to the Society for Professional Journalism. This is a topic that came up during last year's Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim and will be aired out again later this week at our conference in Nashville.
We'll also talk about a creative program that the South Florida chapter has run in recent years called Will Write for Food. On Labor Day weekend, a group of college journalists from across the county come to Florida to report, edit, photograph and write an edition of a homeless shelter's newspaper.
This 30-minute program is part of a series of broadcasts we'll be doing leading up to and during this year's EIJ 2014 conference
Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 18 when our guest on Studio SPJ will be Mark Segal, founder and publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News. Segal is one of the founders and former president of the National Gay Press Association and the National Gay Newspaper Guild. He founded PGN in 1975, making it one of the oldest gay newspapers in the United States. He also has covered gay life from place like Lebanon, Cuba and East Berlin during the time when the Berlin Wall was torn down. He represented the gay press and lectured in Moscow and St. Petersburg at Russia's first openly gay conference. Recently he was inducted into the GLBT Journalist Hall of Fame by the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association.
Join us on Saturday Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern noon / Mountain time when our guest on Studio SPJ will be M. E. Sprengelmeyer, reporter and publisher of the Guadalupe County Communicator.
Before purchasing the weekly paper in New Mexico in 2009, Sprengelmeyer worked at the Rocky Mountain News, where he served in the paper's Washington bureau.
He had covered the Iraq War and the 2008 Presidential campaign for the Rocky. But when the paper folded in February 2009, Sprengelmeyer decided to take a new direction as the owner of a small community paper with a circulation of about 2,000.
Earlier this year, he served as a speaker at SPJ's Region 9 Conference in Santa Fe.
In this half-hour program, he will talk with Rio Grande SPJ chapter member Laura Paskus about his experience and his belief that "the future of print is print."
This program is co-sponsored by SPJ's Rio Grande chapter.
Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. Eastern / 8 a.m. Pacific when our guests on Studio SPJ witll be Rebecca Tallent and Kevin Smith.
Tallent, an SPJ national board member and chair of the journalism education committee, will talk about SPJ's work in documenting the state of high school journalism education in the United States.
Smith, a former SPJ national president and chair of the ethics committee, will talk about the proposed revisions to SPJ's ethic code.
Both subjects will be discussed at the Excellence in Journalism convention on Sept. 5-7 in Nashville.
This 30-minute program is part of a series of broadcasts leading up to and during the conference
Join guest host and national membership committee chair Holly Edgell who will be talking with SPJ President John Ensslin about the possibility of reviving the Society's institutional membership for news organizations. AND, David Sheets, president of the St. Louis Pro Chapter and Freelance Committee member, will also be on the show.
Drew Pritt will join us to discuss Arkansas politics
Dr. Chaps reports on these important issues:
1. 8th Circuit Court Strikes Down Pro-life "Heartbeat" Bill in Arkansas
2. Pro-life Republican Rick Santorum Declares He's A Candidate For President
3. Planned Parenthood Abortion Biz Trashes Scott Walker For Saying “Ultrasounds are Cool”