Red River Report August 23rd, 2019

SPJ informal group to meet during EIJ19; local chapters may sign letter to board

By Kathryn Jones

The following is from Jonathan Make of the DC Pro Chapter, who has spearheaded the formation and development of an informal group of SPJ local chapters and regional leadership. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez August 12th, 2019

Tributes to John Ensslin

By J. Alex Tarquinio

Ever since our dear friend John Ensslin’s unexpected death in Denver on Aug. 5 there has been an outpouring of testimonials in his honor. This week the family will hold memorial services in Colorado and New Jersey. Continue reading


A good talk

By Andy Schotz

Saturday was a good day for SPJ.

When the Executive Committee met on an electronic call, around 60 people not on the committee tuned in to listen and participate. Continue reading


Red River Report July 13th, 2019

SPJ search committee hears comments about exec director search; membership discounts to be explored

By Kathryn Jones

In case you didn’t get a chance to participate in today’s SPJ national executive committee meeting, here’s a recap.

The committee gave its approval for SPJ’s membership committee to explore launching a membership drive during the first part of August aimed at attracting new members. Continue reading


Red River Report July 11th, 2019

SPJ exec committee meets Saturday to discuss search for new exec director; give your ideas and input during public comment period

By Kathryn Jones

SPJ’s executive committee will meet this Saturday, July 13, and begin in executive session to discuss the search for a new executive director.

A public comment period will follow at noon Eastern Daylight Time. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez July 3rd, 2019

A New Game Plan

By J. Alex Tarquinio

Last week, the Society of Professional Journalists kicked off a new game plan designed to take us to a higher league. After weeks of debating our executive director search and plans for the interim period, our newly-hired consultants, Talbott Talent, met with the staff and the executive director search committee. Continue reading



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