SPJ Examines Immediate Media

Do you Twitter when you work? Do you even blog? A panel of journalists will discuss the use of Twitter and other new-breed digital social media for reporting at a meeting of the Cleveland Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11 at Cleveland State University.

A panel of online-savvy journalists will discuss the topic. They are John Soeder from the Plain Dealer, Pete Chakerian from coolcleveland.com and Afi Odelia Scruggs, a freelance writer and journalism professor. The panelists will introduce various Internet sites including Digg, Propeller, StumbleUpon and Reddit, and their usefulness for working journalists.

The morning program runs until 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in Room 222 at Cleveland State’s School of Music and Communication Building, 2121
Euclid Ave.

The program costs $20 for non-members, $10 for students and $15 for SPJ members. Register by 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 9, with Tom Moore at tmoore56@msn.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

SPJ Cleveland will also host the Ohio SPJ awards banquet Oct. 18 at the Rock and Roll hall of Fame in downtown Cleveland. Applaud the winners of
the annual statewide journalism contest and tour the Rock Hall as early as 5:30 p.m. and after the awards ceremony until 11:30 p.m. Tickets are $65. The RSVP deadline is Friday, Oct. 10 by calling Tom Moore at 440-333-7382. Advance reservations are required for the awards banquet.

With a 50-plus-year history advocating for open public meetings and records and meeting the professional development needs of Northeast Ohio
journalists, SPJ Cleveland is a chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the nation’s largest professional journalism organization.

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