Are you in the early years of your journalism career in Madison or the surrounding area? Join the Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a post-election networking event on Nov. 8 featuring special guests Jessica Arp and Jack Craver.
MADISON – The Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has organized a happy hour networking event, “Madison SPJ’s Under 35 After 5 Meetup,” to bring together young journalists from local TV stations, newspapers, magazines and other media organizations. The event will be held at Merchant, 121 S. Pinckney St. in Madison off the Capitol Square, Nov. 8, and will begin at 5:30 p.m. Channel 3’s Jessica Arp and Capital Times political reporter Jack Craver will join us for a post-election discussion at 6:30 p.m. SPJ will purchase appetizers. Happy hour specials are as follows: $3 taps, $2 cans and $6 classic craft cocktails. Live music will begin later in the evening.
Membership in SPJ is not necessary to attend. Your RSVP is appreciated.
Based in Indianapolis, SPJ is a national membership organization that promotes high professional and ethical standards among journalists, First Amendment principles and the belief that a free and vigorous press is vital in a representative democracy. The Madison professional chapter was formed around 1990. Membership costs $75 annually, and it is open to journalists who spend at least half of their professional life writing or editing work for publication.
Contact: Lauren Fuhrmann, email@example.com; Rebecca Wasieleski, secretary/treasurer, SPJ Madison Pro Chapter, firstname.lastname@example.org; or Mark Pitsch, president, SPJ Madison Pro Chapter, email@example.com