Join the Society of Professional Journalists Arkansas Pro Chapter for The Central High Crisis and the Press — A media critique 60 years on at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 13 at the Darragh Center Auditorium in the CALS Main Library, 100 S. Rock St. in downtown Little Rock.
A panel including, Ernie Dumas, Phyllis Brandon, Roy Reed, John Kirk and Tafi Mukunyadzi will discuss the 1957 press coverage of the Central High School Crisis.
Join us at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 24 for #ArkiePub Trivia and Fake News at Stone’s Throw Brewing, 402 E.9th St. Little Rock. The first round will begin at 7. Mingle with fellow journalists and play for a chance to win a $25 Stone’s Throw gift certificate.
Leading the training will be Abigail Edge (@abigailedge). Abigail is a British freelance journalist based in Denver, covering news, social justice and digital culture. Previously technology editor at Journalism.co.uk, Abigail also spent five years in regional news as a reporter and online editor. She is a board member of SPJ Colorado and leads the Colorado chapter of Hacks/Hackers.
Attention professional and student journalists, it’s time to enter the Diamond Journalism Awards!
Sponsored by the Arkansas Pro Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists, the Diamond Journalism Awards recognize outstanding journalism by professionals and students from Arkansas and bordering media markets in Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee and Texas.
Eligible work must have been published or broadcast between July 1, 2016, and June 30, 2017.
Entries may be submitted starting May 31 and until 11 p.m. CDT, July 14.
Enter online via the Better BNC Media Awards platform, https://betternewspapercontest.com/
For entry rules, contest categories and fee options, go here.
Join us for a free halal dinner and frank discussion about how Muslims are covered in the news at home and abroad. When should reporters mention the faith of a source? Are there stories that aren’t being covered? What terms should be avoided and more.
Imam Mahmoud Al-Denawy Hassanein of the Islamic Center of Little Rock will give a tour and share information about Islam. You’ll have the chance to ask questions and mingle with members of the center.
Our hope is that we can learn from each other, and that we come away with a better understanding of how to cover the Muslim community.
RSVP is required. Email Jennifer Ellis at firstname.lastname@example.org
or text (501) 533-0565.