Quick Takes

We are always looking for great programs and events, good articles, books, podcasts and documentaries about journalism and the South. Here are some that caught our attention recently.

May 26, 2019:

  • SPJ Florida is offering a total of $3500 in scholarships for students who are working to become professional journalists, with first- and second-place winners. Applications are due June 3, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Ted Scripps Leadership Institute will be in hosting its conference in Atlanta, Ga, May 31 – June 2, 2019.
  • The Atlanta Association of Black Journalists (AABJ & NABJ) will be hosting “The Black Male Media Project: Becoming A Gatekeeper,” on Saturday, June 1, at WSB-TV in Atlanta.
  • Represent: How Hollywood is Telling the Story of One of our Darkest Moments in our Nation’s History,” featuring George Takei, will be hosted by the Atlanta Association of Asian Journalists, Saturday, Aug. 2, 2019.
  • The Association of Asian Journalists will hold their national convention in Atlanta, July 31 – Aug. 3, 2018.
  • The Pulitzer Center is offering conference, “Beyond Religion” on June 8-9 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The conference will explore the intersection of religion with climate change, global health, fundamentalist and much more.
  • The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation is accepting nominations/entries for the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award to honor a person or persons who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. Entries are due June 21 at midnight.
  • A mid-career editorial writer or columnist will benefit from the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship so they could have time from daily responsibilities for study and research. The award is $75,000. Deadline: June 21 at midnight
  • The Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ)  will be offering a free workshop, “Rural Health Journalism Workshop,” in Denver, Colo. on June 12, 2019.
  • The Online News Association (ONA) will be holding their national convention in New Orleans, La. Sept. 12- 14, 2019.

Articles and books to consider reading:

If you would like to share an upcoming event or program or a book/article you would like to share as a journalist working in the South, please send it to SizingUpTheSouth@gmail.com – Valerie Wells, associate editor, SizingUpTheSouth.com