Category Archives: Events

Reports back from SPJ Madison-sponsored events.

SPJ Madison summer picnic to be held Sunday, Aug. 19

MADISON — The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists’ inaugural summer picnic will take place this Sunday, Aug. 19, starting at 4 pm. All area journalists, journalism supporters and their families are encouraged to attend the free event, … Continue reading

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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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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 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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Celebrate Sunshine Week at Madison’s Newest Newsroom

Madison area journalists and journalism students are invited to the NBC15 studios  on Thursday, March 16, 2017, to celebrate Sunshine Week. March 16th is the 266th birthday of James Madison, fourth president and author of the First Amendment, which includes … Continue reading

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