ACLU, Goyette win critical protections for Minnesota journalists in the field

The Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists applauds the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and journalist Jared Goyette for their work securing an indefinite ban on law enforcement agencies using force against journalists. U.S. District Judge Wilhelmina Wright’s preliminary injunction Thursday came in response to a class-action lawsuit filed by the ACLU on behalf of Goyette. The preliminary injunction will remain…
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MNSPJ Intern Night is coming Nov. 9! (Free) tickets required.

WHO: Young people interested in a news media internship, and interns looking to break into their first job. WHAT: Come for the career panel with top Twin Cities news media editors, hiring managers and internship coordinators — stay for the networking! WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, from 7 to 8:45 p.m. WHERE: The Hubbard School of Journalism, University of Minnesota…
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MNSPJ Fall Meet-up and Page One Awards Pick-up

MNSPJ is buying the pizza and some of the drinks for a September get-together where 2021 Page One Award winners can pick up plaques and certificates. We hope it’s an event where all journalists can gather for friendly conversation. WHO: All of us! WHAT: Come reconnect with colleagues and journalists from across the state and pick up awards WHEN: Thursday,…
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MNSPJ Announces 2021-22 Board Election Results

MNSPJ announced results from the 2021-22 board election during the chapter’s annual meeting on Thursday, Aug. 19. Brian Arola was voted president-elect while secretary Taryn Phaneuf and treasurer Briana Bierschbach were re-elected as board officers. Arola will become president next summer when the term of current president Chris Snowbeck ends in June. Also in the election, board members Hal Davis…
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Annual Meeting Re-Scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 17

The Minnesota professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 17, at 6:30 p.m. at Dual Citizen Brewing Company in St. Paul. Any member can attend, but please send us a note in advance so we’re sure to have room. Direct any RSVPs/questions to minnesota.spj@gmail.com.
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Meet the Candidates for the MNSPJ Board of Directors

Members of the Minnesota professional chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists can vote between now and 12 noon on Aug. 3 to elect board leadership for 2021-22. Electronic ballots are being distributed via e-mail. If you don’t receive a ballot, please contact us at minnnesota.spj@gmail.com. Results will be announced at the chapter’s annual meeting, which will be announced soon…
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MNSPJ Seeking Board Candidates — Deadline Extended

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists is seeking candidates to serve on the board of directors for the 2021-22 year. We will be electing four board members as well as a president-elect, treasurer and secretary. The deadline for candidate statements is now 12 noon on Monday, July 12 Friday, July 9. Ballots will be distributed to members later that day.…
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2021 Page One Awards Highlight Journalism During Exceptional Year

Coverage of the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the statewide impact of COVID-19 dominated the list of prize-winning entries in the 2021 Page One Awards from the Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ). Libor Jany of the Star Tribune was named Journalist of the Year for his coverage of the Floyd killing, which judges lauded for showcasing…
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MNSPJ Seeking Board Candidates

The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists is seeking candidates to serve on the board of directors for the 2021-22 year. We will be looking to elect four board members as well as a president-elect, treasurer and secretary. Candidate statements should be submitted by Wednesday, July 7, at which points ballots will be distributed to members. Votes will be tallied at…
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Student Journalism Scholarship Deadline Extended to April 26

Attention college journalists: The Minnesota Society of Professional Journalists (MNSPJ) is now accepting applications for its 2021 student scholarship. This year, MNSPJ will award one $2,500 scholarship to a student pursuing a career in broadcast, print, online or visual journalism. A second winner will receive $1,000. Applicants must either be enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Minnesota or have graduated…
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