The SPJ San Diego Pro Chapter is accepting nominations for a new award recognizing the “Journalist of the Year,” to be presented at the annual awards banquet July 8.
The winner will be honored for achievements over the course of his or her journalism career, including any special achievements during the last year. The winner also will be selected based on consistent adherence to high standards of journalism, ethics and professionalism; service to the journalism profession; and advancement of First Amendment rights. Nominees need not be SPJ members, but must reside in San Diego County and must work as journalists in any media – print, broadcast, or online.
To nominate a candidate for “Journalist of the Year,” e-mail your nomination to firstname.lastname@example.org, including: (1) the nominee’s contact information (name, job title, address, phone, e-mail); (2) the nominator’s contact information; and (3) a statement not exceeding 200 words explaining why the nominee should be honored. You also may attach a copy of the nominee’s resume. The deadline for nominations is Monday, May 31.