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September 2nd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
SPJ Board of Directors reflect on a challenging year

The Society of Professional Journalists Board of Directors met Thursday morning at the national conference to reflect on a challenging year, review reports, and say goodbye to retiring members. The one-hour meeting was outgoing president Matthew Hall’s last. In a virtual format, the board covered the SPJ President, Executive Director, Treasurer, and Committee and Community reports.


September 2nd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
SPJ Business Meeting Highlights Accomplishments and Awards

The Society of Professional Journalists hosted its opening business meeting, featuring statements from outgoing president Matthew Hall, nominations and executive director reports, and awards for excellence. Starting with the roles of the Convention Governance in SPJ, Hall reviewed voting procedures by chapter and regional delegates, noting that questions on delegate information can be sent to cescobar@spj.org.


September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
SPJ Transitions to Completely Virtual Conference

A surge in COVID-19 cases in Louisiana has forced large conferences to move to virtual meetings. Luckily the transition began before Hurricane Ida swept through the state destroying power lines, homes and taking lives. The Society of Professional Journalists will hold its annual SPJ Conference from Sept.



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