Archive for February, 2011

Back to the Blog! A long awaited Region 6 update!

Hello Region 6 folks!

It’s been a very very long time since I’ve written in the SPJ blog, and for that, I apologize!  But I’m back and writing up a storm getting caught up on all the activities in Region 6!

It’s going to be a very busy spring for several chapters in our region.

I’d first like to give a great big congratulations to the folks at the Madison SPJ Pro chapter!  They have recently relaunched their local chapter and are firing on all cylinders as far as I can tell!  Their new officers include:

President: Mark Pitsch, assistance city editor at the Wisconsin State Journal

Vice-President: Joe Radske, content manager at WKOW-TV

Secretary-Treasurer: Rebecca Wasieleski, magazine editor at Cygnus Business Media

Go to SPJ Madison’s Facebook page for updates on upcoming events and issues they’re watching in their area.

It’s also a busy spring for the Minnesota Pro Chapter!  They have several events coming up, including a Trivia Night competition with the Minnesota Public Relations Society of America chapter on March 10th at Grumpy’s in downtown Minneapolis, and a four-week continuing education series starting March 15th with a session on Google 101 for Journalists.  Visit the Minnesota SPJ website for more details!

And don’t forget the Midwest Journalism Conference, coming up April 8-9 in Bloomington, MN!  We have two days of fantastic sessions, workshops, and dinners all focusing on making you a better journalist.  It will take place at the Crowne Plaza & Suites, located at 3 Appletree Square in Bloomington, off I-494 and 34th Ave. (it’s actually the same hotel we’ve had the conference at in the past several years, it’s just a Crowne Plaza now instead of a Holiday Inn).

Registration forms are available on the website.  If you book your hotel room at the Crowne Plaza, you’ll get a discount on both your room cost and your conference registration.

Have an update on what’s going in your chapter?  Email me at and I’ll post it on my next blog update!

You can also follow SPJ Region 6 on Facebook and Twitter (@spjregion6).

See you soon!




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