Announcing the 2017 Sunshine Award, Plus Our Window and Wall Winners

Please join SPJ in celebrating the Sunshine Award winner, as well as the Window and Wall awardees, on Wednesday, May 17, at 57 Degrees. The event begins at 6:30 p.m.

The San Diego Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is proud to announce Brooke Binkowski is the winner of our annual Sunshine Award, which honors efforts to make government more transparent and hold elected leaders accountable. As managing editor of the fact-checking website Snopes.com, Binkowski and her team of journalists have become instrumental in sorting out truth from fiction in this new era of “fake news” and “alternative facts” and providing important context to help readers better understand complex issues.

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Report Card on the Media Is Back

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Our annual Report Card on the Media usually makes news — remember the “800-pound man in fuzzy slippers”? — and this year should be no different.

Come to this year’s panel on Thursday, March 16 to hear the subjects of big news stories this year give their takes on the coverage, and describe what it’s like to be on the other side of the microphone or notepad or keyboard.

The Panelists:

Marquis Parks, an El Cajon activist who helped organize many of the protests after a police officer shot and killed Alfred Olango.

Nicole Capretz, director of the Climate Action Campaign, which has been involved in San Diego’s Climate Action Plan, SANDAG’s transportation plan and fights with SDG&E.

Jan Goldsmith, the former San Diego City Attorney, who really needs no introduction.

Michael McConnell, a homeless advocate who manages a Twitter account and Facebook page devoted to homeless news.

Please join us as they grade the media (including you!).

For related news before the event and live tweets during the discussion, follow @GradeTheMedia on Twitter. Join in the conversation that night using the hashtag #spjgtm.

Where: TV Studio at San Diego City College (1313 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101)
The closest parking lot is at C and 14th. After parking, walk east on C street to a driveway. Walk up the driveway and into the building facing you, called the “C” building. Go straight through the orange breezeway doors and the TV Studio is there.

When: Thursday, March 16. Mixer at 6 p.m., panel at 6:30 p.m.

Admission: Free, and we will provide light refreshments. Please RSVP here.

Students can get career help at SPJ San Diego’s resume workshop

Join San Diego’s Chapter of SPJ for a Resume Workshop!

Who: News editors and college students
What: Editors review student resumes and provide feedback
When: Thursday, Feb. 2, 6-8 p.m.
Where: On campus at San Diego State, hosted by School of Journalism & Media Studies, located in the Professional Studies and Fine Arts Building (PSFA), Room 358.

Featured Editors:
Chris Jennewein, Times of San Diego
Kris Vera Phillips, KPBS
Sara Libby, Voice of San Diego
Donna Stewart, NBC San Diego
Joe Guerin, KPBS
Radvile Rinkeviciute, San Diego Union-Tribune

The event is free and there will be free pizza! Please RSVP here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-diego-society-of-professional-journalists-resume-workshop-tickets-30907589432

To purchase a visitor parking permit: https://aztecs.t2hosted.com/cmn/auth_guest.aspx
(closest visitor parking located in Parking Structure 12).