Here at the Garden Center, we’re looking to share resources and ideas that will help grow SPJ’s membership. Please post a comment with you suggestions or e-mail me at holly (at) fishers2000.com with your suggestions. No need to reinvent the wheel – let’s hear what’s working for you or what didn’t do so well. Thanks! ~~ Holly Fisher, SPJ Membership Chair
Below is a message the Cincinnati Chapter is sending out to members who fell off of their rolls last month, as well as anyone who might be interested in joining for the first time. It’s a month-long membership special: if you join SPJ at the $72 rate, you get into two of their upcoming ticketed programs for free. This may not apply to chapters that don’t have programs on a regular basis or that don’t charge for the programs they do have. Thanks to Aiesha Little for sharing this.
Times may be tough, but the Greater Cincinnati chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists wants you to know that we’re here for you. That’s why we’d like to help you stretch your membership dollars in the coming months. If you join the organization or renew your annual $72 membership by October 31, you’ll get two of GC SPJ’s upcoming ticketed programs for free!*
Our chapter prides itself on offering programming that enlightens and educates our members, and the 2009-2010 schedule is no different. This month, we’re co-hosting a forum with the NKU SPJ chapter on the legislation in Ohio and Kentucky that seeks to ban the public airing of 911 calls. In November, we’re hosting a video workshop at the University of Cincinnati’s state-of-the-art Mac lab, focusing on the fundamentals of taking and editing video for the web. In January, we’re scheduling a panel discussion with local journalists and book publishers to give participants info on turning their beats into books. And we encourage everyone to come out for some musical fun in December when we host our scholarship fundraiser/holiday party, the Battle of the Media Bands at the Blue Wisp Jazz Club!
Be on the lookout for more great programming in 2010 that offers a different perspective on the media biz. Our industry is changing at a rapid pace and GC SPJ hopes to help journalists and those who love journalism to navigate the choppy waters ahead.