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SPJ statement on press access at campaign events

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Oct. 1, 2014 The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists was distressed to learn that press minders sought to prevent reporters from interviewing people who attended a Mary Burke campaign event in Milwaukee on Monday, … Continue reading

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SPJ enters Madison chapter in “Circle of Excellence”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 28, 2014 Contact: Mark Pitsch, president, Madison pro chapter Society of Professional Journalists, 608-252-6145 MADISON – The Society of Professional Journalists this week named its Madison pro chapter to this year’s “Circle of Excellence” for helping … Continue reading

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Trollish Behavior and the Future of Online Comments

More than 30 local journalists and members of the public gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 for a panel discussion hosted by the Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, “Trollish Behavior and the Future of Online Comments.” Panelists included: … Continue reading

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Investigative journalism center dust up just the latest press infringement

By Mark Pitsch The state’s Republican-led budget committee may have done no greater favor for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism than voting to evict it from two tiny offices in UW-Madison’s Vilas Hall. Since the early morning, back-room decision … Continue reading

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SPJ Madison supports investigative center

June 5, 2013 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Mark Pitsch, 608-252-6145 MADISON – The Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism is an important part of the media landscape in Wisconsin. Its criminal justice, environmental, political and other reporting has garnered national and … Continue reading

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SPJ Madison shield law letter

SPJ Madison sent this letter Thursday to Sens. Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin: In a letter to a friend, Thomas Jefferson wrote, “Our liberty cannot be guarded but by freedom of the press, nor that be limited without danger of … Continue reading

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SPJ business meeting May 6

Society of Professional Journalists, Madison Pro Chapter Monthly Business Meeting May 6, 2013, 7:00 p.m. Vintage Brewing Company, 674 S. Whitney Way, Madison Agenda May 6, 2013 I. Call to Order II. Approval of Minutes III. Treasurer’s Report IV. Membership … Continue reading

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