Upcoming Event: Online Tips and Mean Tweets

Come celebrate the end of the year with the San Diego chapters of the Online News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.

We’re getting together for drinks and mingling and to share our meanest tweets and/or online comments. Yes, that’s right, it’ll be our own version of Jimmy Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets.” We’ll take turns on the mic reading the actual awful things people have said about us online.

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Final Update on Norovirus Outbreak at SPJ Banquet

Dear SPJ members and banquet attendees:

I want to share one final update on our 2015 journalism awards banquet at the Bali Hai Restaurant in San Diego, where dozens of us got so sick.

First, I want to apologize again for that experience. It ruined an otherwise fantastic celebration of our myriad accomplishments. I choose to focus on the evening instead of what followed. And I choose to look ahead to next year’s banquet, when we will honor the region’s excellent journalists one more time and celebrate our new distinction as the Society of Professional Journalists’ 2015 chapter of the year. That is something we should all be proud of.

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SPJ and ASJA Present: How To Survive In & After Journalism


UPDATE: Event is sold out! Registration is closed. See everyone who signed up on Saturday!

It’s no secret it’s been tough going in our local journalism scene lately. The media industry has been rocked by the closure of the Daily Transcript, ownership changes and buy-outs at the Union-Tribune, and endless worries about the future.

For many of us, a career in journalism isn’t just a job. It’s a calling. But career success means you need to understand your options and the best ways to embrace the future. We’re here to help you survive and thrive.

The award-winning San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is teaming up with the American Society of Journalists and Authors, a 1,200-member association of independent writers, to present a special FREE one-day event, How To Survive In & After Journalism.

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