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:

To purchase a visitor parking permit:
(closest visitor parking located in Parking Structure 12).

Who should win our important awards for being a window and a wall in 2016?


For the third straight year, San Diego SPJ will be handing out two important awards to recognize the most helpful and least helpful sources from public agencies in 2016.

The Window Award will go to the public official or agency that most prioritized transparency and the public’s right to know in 2016.

The Wall Award will go to the public official or agency that made it hardest for journalists to do their jobs in 2016, ignoring requests or otherwise compromising the public’s right to know.

Your nominations are key to our selection process. Give us your nominations here.

We’ll give out both awards in the spring, along with our prestigious annual Sunshine Award, which recognizes individuals and groups for making important contributions in the area of open government. Stay tuned for event details. And thanks for taking part in this invaluable exercise of ours to protect the public’s essential access to information.


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