SPJ Louisville Pro chapter holds events often for members and non-members. We are continuing to work on scheduling fall events. We anticipate adding more events to this schedule, so check back for more information.
- Monday, September 15, at 7 p.m: Join SPJ for an informative panel discussion on freelance journalism. You'll hear from three successful freelancers who regularly contribute to national magazines, newspapers and have authored books. They've set the standard for what it means to be successful as a freelancer, and you can hear how they've done it and pick up tips for your own careers. The event is free and open to the public.
- The event will be held at Bellarmine University, School of Communication, Room SC 204, which is upstairs in the building directly across from the main stairs. Our thanks to Bellarmine University for co-sponsoring this event.
- The panelists will be:
- Alanna Nash who wrote for The Courier-Journal before embarking on a full-time freelance career, which has included writing for publications including The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly. In addition, she is the author of seven books.
- Steve Coomes is a full-time food and travel writer, a freelance career that's taken him to 25 states and seven foreign countries. He writes for a wide range of media outlets, from Southern Living to Insider Louisville, and recently published a book: "Country Ham: A Southern Tradition of Hogs, Salt and Smoke."
- Frankie Steele is a photographer with more than 10 years of experience shooting news, feature, food, entertainment and product assignments. His work has appeared in local, national and international publications, from The Courier-Journal and LEO Weekly to USA Today and Reuters.
- Sept. 20-21: SPJ Louisville Pro chapter is sponsoring the opening reception for the Louisville Media Institute, a training opportunity geared towards college students, but anyone is welcome to attend and learn. This is a two-day conference in Louisville. Find out more and register here: http://www.louisvillemediainstitute.org/contact/
- October 13, 7 p.m.: Join us to watch A Fragile Trust, a film that tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, the most infamous serial plagiarist of our time. A discussion about the film and its implications will be held following the screening. The film will be shown at the University of Louisville's Floyd Theater. The event is free and open to the public.
The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.
SPJ has a group on Facebook which also has information about upcoming events.