Deadliner Express — June 29, 2012


Deadliner Express — June 29, 2012

SPJ president hosts a virtual “town hall” this Saturday

Want your voice to be heard? If you would like to become more involved with the Society of Professional Journalists, or simply hang out in our “town hall,” join SPJ President John Ensslin for a virtual town hall at 11 this Saturday morning. You can participate in the meeting by phone or online via GoToMeeting. For an email link to the platform, please email John. The platform can accommodate 25 members, and seats are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. This town hall is for SPJ members in Region 1. Not certain which region you are in? Check out this handy map, at Not yet a member? Read on for more reasons to join.

What:A virtual town hall with the SPJ president for members in Region 1
Where:By phone or via GoToMeeting
When:Saturday, June 30 at 11am

Access America: Strategies for getting public records (July 19)

Feeling at a loss when it comes to Freedom of Information requests? Then make sure to attend this special session on strategies for acquiring public records by Society of Professional Journalists Freedom of Information Trainer Michael Morisy, the co-founder of, a tool that allows anyone to submit a FOIA request without licking a stamp. The Deadline Club will be hosting this workshop at the New York Newspaper Guild. Light refreshments will be served. FREE for Deadline Club members, and $10 for non-members. Non-members can pay by credit card HERE. Although members attend free, you should reserve your spot HERE.

What:Workshop about Freedom of Information request strategies
Where: The New York Newspaper Guild, 1501 Broadway, Suite 708
When: Thursday, July 19. Reception begins at 6:30pm; workshop from 7pm to 8pm
How much?: The workshop is $10 for non-members, and FREE for Deadline Club members. RSVP HERE.

SPJ National Convention in the Sunshine State

Reserve your spot for SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism 2012 national convention and conference in sunny Fort Lauderdale, Fla. from September 20 to 22. Dozens of programswill be offered this year. It is an excellent opportunity for networking, learning and relaxing with your peers from around the country. SPJ members attend the event at a reduced rate.

Early-bird registration expires on August 28. Until then member and non-member prices are as follows:

Member: $195
Non-Member: $395
Student Member: $145
Student Non-Member: $245

Benefits of Deadline Club Membership

The Deadline Club is the New York City Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The club typically hosts one or two events a month, including intensive workshops on topics ranging from freedom of information laws to social media, insightful panels, newsroom tours and media mixers. It’s a great way to make new professional contacts. Members have many opportunities to socialize with their peers working in print, broadcast and digital media in New York City. Although the Annual Awards Dinner is open to all, members may attend on discounted tickets. Deadline Club members also enjoy wining and dining privileges at the historic Salmagundi Club, our home base on Fifth Avenue in the Village. (See

Membership in The Deadline Club is not automatic for SPJ members. Not yet a member? Apply at Once you complete your application for national membership in the Society of Professional Journalists, click “local chapter dues” and enter $30 for the New York Deadline Club. That’s right, local dues are a mere $30! What are you waiting for? Join online today.

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