SPJ FW, HCDFW to sponsor Google News Lab

Join us for the much sought after Google News Lab training coming to the Dallas-Fort Worth area courtesy of SPJ national and Google.  This workshop is co-sponsored by the local chapter of  the National Association of Hispanic Journalists–the Hispanic Communicators of Dallas-Fort Worth and the local Society of Professional Journalists chapter.  Just make your reservation by the deadline using the link below.

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  • Hear more about how Google tools can help you locate trends, find and use public data, and even assist with gathering your own data.
  • Learn more about Google Trends, including how to interpret Trend results and find stories and terms people are paying attention to.
  • Public Data Explorer helps access a world of data and creates high-quality visuals — quickly…
  • And, learn how Google Consumer Surveys work to gather data from real people by creating your own web surveys.

Limited Seating—RSVP by June 3 to  

https://goo.gl/9DBXQQ

SPJ Fort Worth congratulates the 2016 First Amendment Award Winners

Our chapter members welcomed more than 100 journalists, some of them winners and all of them supporters, to the Cacharel Restaurant’s  Grand Ballroom for the 2016 Awards & Scholarship Banquet April 22.  We are grateful for the opportunity to honor and to be among these journalists who work hard to protect our First Amendment rights.

Attendees learned more about the hard but rewarding life of investigative journalists as Keynote Speaker Mandy Locke told about her experiences, and all watched a video that featured highlights of the incredible lifetime of work by the Open Doors Award winner, investigative science reporter Randy Loftis.  Videos of their speeches will be available for viewing next month.

The creative photobooth, incredible food and college scholarship winners made the event complete.  Join us next year for this great event that raises money for college scholarships!

We would like to thank our sponsors for contributing to the success of the banquet:

Bob Schieffer School of Journalism, TCU; Chancellor’s Office, TCCD; The Collegian, TCC; The UT Arlington Department of Communication; Cowcatcher Magazine; Fort Worth Business Press; Frost Bank; Star-Telegram; Haynes and Boone, LLP; UNT Mayborn School of Journalism; UT Arlington  President’s Office; Mass Communication Department, Texas Wesleyan University; and The Shorthorn, UT Arlington

SPJ Fort Worth 2016 First Amendment Award Winners By Category:

BUSINESS NEWS

print/online over 100,000 circulation

Jim Malewitz, Lise Olsen, Mark Collette, Jolie McCullough; The Texas Tribune + Houston Chronicle; “Blood Lessons”

BUSINESS NEWS

print/online under 100,000 circulation

Dianna Wray

Houston Press; “A Sticky Mess: Brenham and Ice Cream-Loving Fans Pay the Price for Blue Bell’s Mistakes”

BUSINESS NEWS

broadcast medium market

Joy Diaz

Texas Standard; “These Indigenous Mexican Textiles Face a Copyright Controversy”

COMMUNITY WATCHDOG

print/online under 10,000 circulation

Suzanne Loudamy; Tri County Leader; 5-part public information request series

DEFENDING THE DISADVANTAGED

print/online over 100,000 circulation

Nolan Clay; The Oklahoman; “Abused, neglected children handcuffed at state-run shelter in Oklahoma City”

DEFENDING THE DISADVANTAGED

print/online under 100,000 circulation

Jeff Prince; Fort Worth Weekly; “Blood on Whose Hands?”

DEFENDING THE DISADVANTAGED

broadcast large market

Scott Noll, Jennifer Cobb, John Gibson; KHOU-TV; “(Not so) Low Income Housing”

DEFENDING THE DISADVANTAGED

broadcast medium market

David Martin Davies; Texas Public Radio; “Should Texas Remember or Forget the Slocum Massacre?”

ENVIRONMENTAL NEWS

broadcast medium market

David Martin Davies; Texas Public Radio; “Sister Elizabeth of the Eagle Ford”

GENERAL NEWS

print/online under 100,000 circulation

Michael Barajas; Houston Press; “Use of Force: How the Courts Judge Police Violence doesn’t Always Lead to Justice”

GENERAL NEWS

broadcast medium market

Joy Diaz; Texas Standard; “How Can We Get More Parents to Buckle Up Their Kids?”

INVESTIGATIVE

print/online over 100,000 circulation

Jay Root, Tony Plohetski; The Texas Tribune + Austin American-Statesman; 5-part “Paid to Prosecute” series

INVESTIGATIVE

print/online under 100,000 circulation

Steve Watkins; Fort Worth Weekly; “Arlington Police: No Justice”

INVESTIGATIVE

broadcast large market

Jace Larson, Aaron Wische, Jon Hill, Scott Sherman; KPRC-TV; 5-part “Historic Flood: Houston’s Emergency Response” series

INVESTIGATIVE

broadcast medium market

David Martin Davies; Texas Public Radio; 4-part high school football “Concussions and Repercussions” series

MULTIMEDIA PROJECT

Julián Aguilar, Bobby Blanchard, Neena Satija, Spencer Selvidge; The Texas Tribune“Starstruck”

OPINION OR COMMENTARY

print/online under 100,000 circulation

Margaret Downing; Houston Press; “The Rise and Crashing Fall of Girls and Boys Academy”

REPORTING ON OPEN GOVERNMENT

print/online over 100,000 circulation

Ed Timms, Kevin Krause, Brandon Formby; The Dallas Morning News; 2-part DART contractor investigation

REPORTING ON OPEN GOVERNMENT

broadcast large market

Robert L. Arnold, John Barone, Jon Hill, Scott Sherman; KPRC-TV; “No Scrutiny, No Accountability”

SPANISH-LANGUAGE GENERAL NEWS

print/online over 100,000 circulation

Karina Ramirez; Al Día; “Parejas gay del Metroplex celebran, pero saben que enfrentan retos”

SPANISH-LANGUAGE GENERAL NEWS

broadcast large market

José Luis Castillo, Crystal Ayala, Gabriel Cantú; KTMD Telemundo; 2-part “En Malas Condiciones” deplorable apartments report

SPANISH-LANGUAGE INVESTIGATIVE

broadcast large market

José Luis Castillo, Crystal Ayala, Gabriel Cantú; KTMD Telemundo; 3-part “Autopsia de un Desastre” series on historic Houston floods

STUDENT WORK/STUDENT MEDIA

Kaelynn Knoernschild; The O’Colly (Oklahoma State University); “Experts say OSU could be violating Open Records Act”

STUDENT WORK/PROFESSONAL MEDIA

UT Austin 2015 I-Team — Caroline Covington, Hojun Choi, Celina Fontenot, Katie Keenan, David Maly, Teresa Mioli, Andrea Nedorostova, Courtney Norris, Vivian Ortiz, Rachel Phua, Fauzeya Rahman, Alisa Semiens, Nia Wesley and Corynn Wilson; Martin do Nasciento and Rocio Tueme (photos); Hannah Jane DeCiutiis (design)

4-part series, a collaboration between the UT  Austin School of Journalism and The Dallas Morning News, documenting a racial divide between many Texas law enforcement agencies and the communities they protect

 

“Spotlight” on an Academy Award-Winning Movie–join us!

SPJ Fort Worth Pro Chapter will present a special showing of “Spotlight”–the Academy Award-Winning movie that showcases the incredible investigative journalism work accomplished by the Boston Globe Spotlight reporting team!

When:  Wednesday, May 18 6:15 -9 p.m.

Where:  UT Arlington Fine Arts Building Central Section (Communication Section) Room 258
Make your reservation now at http://spjfwmovie.eventbrite.com

Movie Cost: Free
Food cost: Pizza, snacks, drink = $10 (must pay ahead for food)

Reserve you spot by Monday, May 16, at http://spjfwmovie.eventbrite.com

Questions?  Email Kim Pewitt-Jones at kim56@tx.rr.com or call 817-480-1229

Learn more about the story here:  A history of secrecy, coverups in Boston Archdiocese – The Boston Globe