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SPJ Madison, area journalists to raise money for student publications

MADISON — The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, in conjunction with the Capitol press corps, will hold its annual holiday party and raffle Thursday, Dec. 14 from 6-9 pm. Proceeds from the raffle will benefit the Daily … Continue reading

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#FreePressFriday

Please join us in standing up for a free press on #FreePressFriday. The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is joining the national organization in highlighting the importance of a free and independent press in a healthy democracy. Learn … Continue reading

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From Campus to the Capitol and Beyond: The Future of Free Speech and the First Amendment

MADISON — Shutting down hate speech. Revamping libel laws. Expanding intellectual diversity on campus. The First Amendment and the principle of free speech has emerged as a contentious topic of debate in recent months – in Wisconsin and across the … Continue reading

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Tasting Beer, Talking Beer at Vintage Brewing Company

MADISON — Like beer? Like beer writing? Join Vintage Brewing Company brewmaster Scott Manning and Wisconsin State Journal beer writer Chris Drosner (aka Beer Baron) on Wednesday, July 26, for an exclusive beer tasting and discussion to benefit the Madison … Continue reading

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Local science writing experts share experiences, offer advice for science reporting

Consider how news science-based stories are framed for the reader. Ask scientists about why a natural or human-caused occurrence happens. Take advantage of Madison-based science resources. Those are some of the suggestions offered at “Secrets for Success in Science Journalism,” the spring … Continue reading

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SPJ Madison elects officers

The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists on Monday elected officers to a one-year term. Officers re-elected are Mark Pitsch, assistant city editor for the Wisconsin State Journal, president; Lauren Fuhrmann, associate director of the Wisconsin Center for … Continue reading

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SPJ Madison hosts day-long training on ‘Secrets for Success in Science Journalism’

The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) will host “Secrets for Success in Science Journalism,” designed to offer journalists, science communicators, and students tips for producing accessible, accurate, and intriguing science stories. The full-day conference will be … Continue reading

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