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Region 7 to have a voice at ACES national convention in St. Louis

If you haven’t heard, Region 7 will host the next national conference of the American Copy Editors Society, April 4-6 at the Hilton at the Ballpark in downtown St. Louis.

American Copy Editors SocietyBesides that though, yours truly will help carry the flag for Region 7 when I give a presentation on copy editing for freelance journalists at the convention. Though I’m not sure yet what I’ll say on the subject at this point, expect the presentation to elaborate on themes I wrote about for the new SPJ digital freelancing guide.

Members of the ACES executive committee were in St. Louis recently to scope out the convention venue, as well as host a daylong copy editing “boot camp” at the DoubleTree hotel in Westport. There, ACES president Teresa Schmedding and I discussed the need for a session on freelancer copy editing at the conference. (Full disclosure: I am a longtime member of ACES.)

Other details of the ACES program schedule are coming together, but anyone interested in attending can find out about hotel reservation information now at the conference website.

Key among the projected events is a plagiarism summit that includes SPJ and several professional and educational groups. The summit was inspired by ACES and spurred by a Poynter blog post about the raft of ethical issues confronting journalism this summer.

ACES planned to hold its 2013 convention elsewhere and the 2014 gathering in St. Louis, but moved up the Gateway City on the agenda when logistical problems at the original location arose. The society has about 800 members spread among a handful of chapters, including a college affiliate at the University of Missouri.

This past April, just over 350 members attended ACES national convention in New Orleans — at the same venue SPJ teamed with the Radio Television Digital News Association for Excellence in Journalism 2011.

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Notes from Indianapolis

SPJ Board Meeting 2010, Indianapolis. Yours truly, George Daniels & Sally Lehrman

This time last weekend I was in a conference room with my esteemed colleagues of the Society of Professional Journalists Board of Directors, the great SPJ headquarters staff, and a few members of the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation board.

Here are a few highlights that will certainly affect members in our region and nationwide:

Regional Director:  I will not be running for regional director again. Kelsey Volkmann, president of the St. Louis Pro Chapter and a web editor at the St. Louis Business Journal, has thrown her hat into the ring.  Go Kelsey!  Elections are in October at the regional meeting at the national convention in Las Vegas, speaking of which…

Oct. 3-5, 2010: Is the national SPJ Convention. Several changes on tap…

  • You’ll notice that instead of starting on a Friday and going through Sunday, we’ll be kicking things off Sunday and running through Tuesday.  Those who want to attend the Sigma Delta Chi awards banquet should note it is taking place on Saturday, Oct. 2 – before the official start of the conference.
  • Sept. 8 is the deadline for early bird registration. $185 for professionals, $135 for students. Hotel rate for Planet Hollywood (formerly the Aladdin) is $129 a night.
  • Cool new feature:  Leadership sessions for both professional and student chapters on Sunday, from 1-3 p.

SPJ & RTDNA in New Orleans! Sept. 25-38, The Sheraton New Orleans (around the corner from the French Corner). RTDNA is the leading organization for electronic journalists (radio, TV, online, digital, etc). They’ve been holding their national convention with the National Association of Broadcasters in Las Vegas for a number of years.  You can win BIG by helping to find a name for the convention.  Here’s how.  Deadline is June 1.

Star Ranking Rewards.  SPJ used to provide four-star chapters with 20% discounts on SPJ merchandise. We can no longer do so, since SPJ now uses a third party company which takes orders directly.

Annual Report Deadline. For student chapters it remains April 26.  For pro chapters it will no longer be a hard and fast deadline, due June 1. Instead, the deadline will float a bit (not to far from June 1), to be no closer to the national convention than 90 days.

Transitional/Hardship Dues Waiver.  We will continue this program to help journalists remain part of SPJ as they deal with evolving employment situations.  The waiver allows you to avoid paying for 6 months of dues once you receive a renewal notice.

Diversity Leadership Program is Back! I was one of the first class of fellows to benefit from this.  Basically, as a fellow you work on projects that will increase diversity in the organization media.  Fellows get free travel, registration, and accommodation for the upcoming convention.  Deadline to apply is June 13.

The SPJ website. Big makeover coming soon!  The site will be easier to navigate and interact with. And, look for some great new training videos available to members.  Videos feature great instructors and easier to follow tutorials on a wide variety of multimedia basics.  The SPJ online Career Center is getting a major upgrade, too, with more resources in one place than ever before.  Look for all of this in early May.

That’s all for now, folks. Please let me know if you have any questions, suggestions or ideas: edgellh@missouri.edu

Broadcasters win Regional Murrow Awards

The Radio Television Digital News Association announced its regional Edward R. Murrow Award winners today. RTDNA’s Region 5 corresponds exactly to our Region 7.  By the way, SPJ & RTDNA are joining forces for a national conference in 2011! Stand by for more information on that.

So, here are the winners in IA, KS, MO and NE.

Congratulations to all!

Radio, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
KMOX Overall Excellence
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Breaking News Coverage
KCUR-FM – Kansas City, MO
Breaking News
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Continuing Coverage
WOI-AM – Des Moines, IA
The Day the Music Died
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Feature Reporting
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
The Bait Shop
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Reporting: Hard News
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
Judge Jimmy Edwards
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Investigative Reporting
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
Downfall of a State Rep
Listen to the winning entry

Audio News Series
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
Culture of Corruption
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Newscast
KMBZ-AM – Kansas City, KS
Kansas City’s Morning News
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Sports Reporting
KWMU-FM – St. Louis, MO
Big Business in Midsummer Classic
Listen to the winning entry

Use of Sound
KMOX-AM – St. Louis, MO
History of St. Louis Rock & Roll
Listen to the winning entry

Web site

KWMU-FM – St. Louis, MO
stlpublicradio.org

Radio, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KTTS-FM – Springfield, MO
KTTS Overall Excellence
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Breaking News Coverage
KFDI-FM – Wichita, KS
Sheriff Deputy Murder
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Continuing Coverage
KFDI-FM – Wichita, KS
Justin Thurber Capital Murder Trial
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Feature Reporting
KBIA-FM – Columbia, MO
The Green Report
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Audio Reporting: Hard News
KANU-FM – Salinas, KS
New Options For Traumatized Soldiers
Listen to the winning entry

Audio News Series
KSMU-FM – Springfield, MO
Dairy Farmers
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Audio Newscast
KTTS-FM – Springfield, MO
KTTS Need to Know News
Listen to the winning entry

Audio Sports Reporting
KBIA-FM – Columbia, MO
Toughest Guy in Basketball
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Use of Sound
KBIA-FM – Columbia, MO
The History Behind Bells
Listen to the winning entry

Web site

KTTS-FM – Springfield, MO
KTTS.com

Writing
KTTS-FM – Springfield, MO
KTTS Writing Entry
Listen to the winning entry

Television, Large Market

Overall Excellence
KSDK-TV – St. Louis, MO
KSDK Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
KMBC-TV – Kansas City, MO
I-70 Turnpike Tornado
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Video Continuing Coverage

KSHB-TV – Kansas City, MO
Save Your Home
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Video Feature Reporting
KSDK-TV – St. Louis, MO
Senior Prom
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Video Reporting: Hard News
KCTV – Kansas City, KS
Liberty Bus Crash: The NTSB Files
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Video News Series
KMOV-TV – St. Louis, MO
East St. Louis Police Investigation
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Video Newscast
KSDK-TV – St. Louis, MO
Church Shooting
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Video Sports Reporting
KSDK-TV – St. Louis, MO
Deaf Baseball Camp
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Use of Video
KCTV – Kansas City, KS
Behind the Curtain
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Writing
KSDK-TV – St. Louis, MO
Mike Bush – Writing
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Television, Small Market

Overall Excellence
KCCI-TV – Des Moines, IA
KCCI Overall Excellence
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Video Breaking News Coverage
WHO-TV – Des Moines, IA
River Rescue
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Video Continuing Coverage
WHO-TV – Des Moines, IA
Lexie’s Smile
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Video Feature Reporting
KCCI-TV – Des Moines, IA
Bud’s Gym
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Video Investigative Reporting
KWCH – Wichita, KS
FactFinder 12 Investigation: Small Smiles
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Video Reporting: Hard News
KYTV – Springfield, MO
VA Suicide
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Video News Documentary
KCRG-TV – Cedar Rapids, IA
Epic Surge
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Video News Series
WHO-TV – Des Moines, IA
13 Cares
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Video Newscast
KCCI-TV – Des Moines, IA
News Channel 8 at 6
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Video Sports Reporting
KOMU-TV – Columbia, MO
Tiger Toilets
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Use of Video
WHO-TV – Des Moines, IA
Crossroads
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Web site

KTKA-TV – Topeka, KS
KTKA.com

Writing
KCRG-TV – Cedar Rapids, IA
Mark Geary Writing Composite
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