Holiday party like a journalist. Join all San Diego journalism clubs on Monday, Dec. 12.

We’re teaming with other San Diego media groups to host a fun, free and low-key holiday party at Athens Market Taverna downtown. Join us for appetizers, drinks and a good time.

DATE: Monday, Dec. 12, 2016

TIME: 6-8:30 p.m.

LOCATION: Athens Market Taverna
109 W F Street
San Diego, CA 92101

COST: Free admission includes appetizers. No-host bar.

RSVP: Email

HOSTS: San Diego SPJ, San Diego Press Club, San Diego Association of Black Journalists, San Diego chapters of Asian American Journalists Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Online News Association, Pacific Southwest Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

PARKING: Macy’s in Horton Plaza validates parking for three hours with no purchase.

So you want to be a better investigative journalist? You can be

Please join the San Diego Society of Professional Journalists on Tuesday, Nov. 15 for this year’s sixth and final Better Journalism Workshop, INVESTIGATIVE REPORTING: How to brainstorm and deliver investigations amid the daily grind, with speakers Lorie Hearn, executive director and editor of inewsource, which she founded after 35 years reporting and editing at newspapers; Richard Marosi, reporter for the Los Angeles Times and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist; and Susan White, executive editor of InquireFirst, who has edited or co-edited three Pulitzer Prize-winning projects.
You will hear how these journalists conceived and executed groundbreaking projects and how to apply those skills on your job.
The event is free and open to the public.

We hope you will consider starting or renewing your SPJ membership.
Where: San Diego Public Library, Linda Vista Branch, 2160 Ulric St., San Diego 92111.
When: Social hour at 6 p.m., talk begins promptly at 6:30 p.m.
Contact:; Elliot Spagat, 619-987-3675

Escape the election — or discuss it. Please join us on Oct. 11 for a media group mixer!

San Diego media groups are teaming for an October mixer. Join SPJ, AAJA, ONA, SDABJ, the Press Club and NAHJ at The Westin at Gaslamp Quarter.

Who: You and lots of San Diego journalists

What: A mixer with all of San Diego’s media groups plus some fresh online journalism tips from the ONA convention via the San Diego ONA chapter

When: 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11

Where: Pinzimini Bar inside The Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle

Parking Pro Tip: Macy’s validates parking in the Horton Plaza garage for three hours with no purchase.

Winners of San Diego SPJ’s 2016 Contest


Congratulations to all the winners at Thursday’s 2016 SPJ San Diego Area Journalism Awards Contest.

The full list of winners can be found here.

Journalists from news outlets throughout the region came to celebrate at the annual awards banquet. They recognized each other’s work and lauded the 2016 San Diego Journalist of the Year, Voice of San Diego’s Mario Koran.

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