May. 20, 2011  

Scholarships for National Conference Available

SPJ annually awards scholarships to help members attend the national conference.  This year, SPJ has teamed up with RTDNA to present Excellence in Journalism 2011, to be held Sept. 25-27 in New Orleans. There are two opportunities to help SPJ members attend. Both scholarships include a conference registration, three nights at the Sheraton hotel, airfare to New Orleans and tickets to three meal events. Deadline is June 13.

Terry Harper Memorial Scholarship

SPJ awards up to five conference scholarships in memory of Terry Harper, SPJ’s executive director from 2002 to 2009. Terry passed away on June 2, 2009 after a two-year battle with brain cancer. In honor of Terry’s lasting efforts to improve SPJ and the entire journalism community, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation set up a memorial fund.

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Diversity Leadership Fellows Program

The Diversity Leadership Fellows Program supports SPJ’s efforts to promote a broader voice for diverse journalists in newsrooms across the country. Its goal is to increase the diversity participation of SPJ members within national committees and on the national board of directors. Due to their underrepresentation in our profession and subsequently in SPJ leadership positions, journalists of color have been the program’s primary focus.

We have since expanded to include other historically underrepresented groups such as LGBT journalists and journalists with disabilities. As part of the program, we bring SPJ members of color as well as members of other underrepresented groups to the convention to begin a year-long immersion and education program.

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If you have any questions, please email Heather Dunn or call 317-927-8000 ext. 204.


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