Murphy Hall panel to discuss state Data Practices Act

Join the Society of Professional Journalists for a public forum on the Minnesota Data Practices Act.

The forum, which will be held Dec. 8 at at the School of Journalism & Mass Communication at the University of Minnesota, will include a panel of journalists and state administrators who will share their thoughts about collecting public data and interacting with public officials.

When: 6:30-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8.
Where: Room 130 of Murphy Hall at the University of Minnesota, 206 Church St. N.E. Minneapolis.

The event is being co-sponsored by the SPJ Minnesota pro chapter, the SPJ student chapter at the University of Minnesota and the Minnesota Coalition on Government Information.

‘Off the Record’ holiday party is Dec. 15

Join the Minnesota SPJ pro chapter for it’s annual “Off the Record” holiday party!  All journalists (and friends of journalists!) are welcome.

“Off the Record” holiday party

When: 7-10 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15.
Where: Pizza Luce, 119 N. 4th St., Minneapolis.
Details: Cash bar; SPJ will supply the food

No RSVP is necessary, but visit us on Facebook and let us know whether you plan to attend: SPJ on Facebook.

This year’s event is being co-sponsored by the Minnesota chapter of the Asian American Journalists Association and the Twin Cities chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists.  If your organization is interested in co-sponsoring, drop us an email at minnesota.spj@gmail.com.

Pulitzer winners debate trust in media at packed MNSPJ event

A panel of Minnesota’s Pulitzer Prize winners weighed the public’s declining trust in media at a packed event Thursday night.

The reception and panel, hosted by the Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, drew about 200 people to the Guthrie Theater to honor the 100th anniversary of the prizes and hear how its winners think journalism might rebuild trust.

Here are a few photos taken by MN-SPJ president Ben Garvin:

Panelists talked about their award-winning work and debated questions of trust to a packed crowd at the Guthrie Theater.

Panelists talked about their award-winning work and debated questions of trust to a packed crowd at the Guthrie Theater.

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MN-SPJ hosted the event, which was supported by the Guthrie Theater, Star Tribune and David and Leni Moore Family Foundation. MinnPost also supported the panel.

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MN-SPJ board member Laura Yuen introduced the topic and panel

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The panelists — Robin McDowell, Jacqui Banaszynski, Steve Sack and Jeremy Olson — took questions from the crowd, weighing coverage of the election.

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Moderator Chris Ison, now with the University of Minnesota

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Attendees watched a short film marking the 100th anniversary

The event was made possible by the support of the David and Leni Moore Family Foundation. The Mooores live in Minneapolis, and Mr. Moore is the great-grandson of Joseph Pulitzer.

The event was made possible by the support of the David and Leni Moore Family Foundation. The Moores live in Minneapolis, and Mr. Moore is the great-grandson of Joseph Pulitzer.

Jacqui Banaszynski, now an endowed Knight Chair professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, said that schools ought to bring back media literacy and civics in schools. There's too much "fake news," she said, and too many people falling for it.

Jacqui Banaszynski, now an endowed Knight Chair professor at the Missouri School of Journalism, said that schools ought to bring back media literacy and civics. There’s too much “fake news,” she said, and too many people falling for it.

 

October Sampler: APM report looks at Wetterling investigation

Check out this month’s Minnesota SamplerAmerican Public Media‘s nine-episode series about the 27-year investigation into Jacob Wetterling’s abduction.

The podcast, led by reporter Madeleine Baran, can be found here.

Minnesota SPJ to host Pulitzer panel

SPJ's Pulitzer panel will include Minnesota Pulitzer Prize winners

MN-SPJ’s panel will include Minnesota Pulitzer Prize winners

The Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites you to a Pulitzer Centennial event.

Is Trust Busted? Minnesota’s Pulitzer Prize Winners Weigh Journalism’s Role in an Era of Disbelief.

The Pulitzer Prize celebrates 100 years just as polls show declining trust in the media. Join Minnesota’s Pulitzer winners to recognize great work from the past and the potential for powerful stories to build trust in journalism and beyond. The event is being co-sponsored by the Star Tribune and the Guthrie Theater, with support from MinnPost. Special thanks to the David and Leni Moore Family Foundation for its generous support of this event.

When: Thursday, Nov. 10; 6 p.m. reception followed by 7 p.m. panel discussion.
Where: Guthrie Theater’s Dowling Studio

This event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here.

Update: This event is sold out. If you would like to be added to a wait list, please email minnesota.spj@gmail.com.

Intern Night draws 60 students

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Panelists discuss internship opportunities Oct. 20 at WCCO-TV.

About 60 students from Minnesota colleges and universities joined the Society of Professional Journalists on Oct. 20 for the organization’s annual Media Intern Night.

The students gathered at WCCO-TV headquarters in Minneapolis and met with intern managers from the Associated Press, KARE 11, the Star Tribune and other media outlets — networking and learning about internship opportunities across the state.

SPJ’s Minnesota pro chapter hosts the event each fall.