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October 2016

How to Navigate the Open Records and Open Meetings Laws

October 17, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Louisville Free Public Library – Bon Air branch, 2816 Del Rio Place
Louisville, KY 40220 United States
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Government activities should be open to the public. It’s a fundamental American right. But it isn’t always honored by public officials. You can fight for your right to information – and Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Pro Chapter, is ready to show you how. Learn more about open records and meetings at a free program presented by Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Pro chapter, on Oct. 17, at 7 p.m. at Bon Air branch of Louisville Free Public Library, 2816…

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November 2016

Election 2016: A look back, and forward

November 21, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
University of Louisville Ekstrom Library’s Chao Auditorium, 2215 S 3rd St
Louisville, KY 40208 United States
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The Election of 2016 is over. President-Elect Trump is a reality – one that few in the media anticipated. It was also a monumental year in Kentucky, with Republicans claiming the state’s House of Representatives and Senate for the first time in more than a century. What was the role of the national media in the election? Why did Kentucky’s legislature flip from Democrat to Republican? And what does the future hold for press rights and freedom of speech under…

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March 2017

Recognizing and Responding to Open Meetings Violation

March 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Matthews Library, 3940 Grandview Avenue
Louisville, KY 40207 United States
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Recognizing and Responding to Open Meetings Violation." Former Assistant Attorney General Amye Bensenhaver offers tips for identifying and challenging violations of Kentucky's  Open Meetings Act and pursuing appeals of violations through the Office of the Attorney General.

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April 2017

2017 Trivia

April 10, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mellow Mushroom, 3922 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY United States
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Join us for a fun evening of trivia with some of your best journalism buddies. It's team trivia, with $5 per person or $20 for a team of four. We'll kick things off at 6 p.m., with questions starting at 7 p.m. If your team is victorious, the coveted trivia trophy may live in your newsroom for the next year!

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June 2017

2017 SPJ Louisville Metro Journalism Awards

June 29, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sheraton in Jeffersonville, Indiana, 700 W Riverside Dr
Jeffersonville, IN 47130 United States
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$40 - $45

Each year, the Louisville Pro SPJ Chapter gathers to honor the best work in journalism in Louisville. This year, we've set our annual awards dinner, which includes a buffet dinner, for June 29 beginning at 6 p.m. at the Sheraton in Jeffersonville, Indiana - a new location, due to our event's growing popularity. Our dinner will be catered by the Bristol Bar and Grille. A vegetarian option will be provided for guests who require it. We'll be giving out awards…

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March 2018

Meet the Meteorologists

March 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Louisville Free Public Library (downtown), 301 York St
Louisville, KY 40203 United States
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SPJ Louisville’s 2018 Meet the Meteorologists event will include the following names you know: WLKY — Tiffany Savona @WLKYTiffany WDRB — Katie McGraw @KatieMcgrawx WAVE — Kevin Harned @KevinHarned WHAS — Jared Heil @WHAS11Jared They’ll tell us how they landed in Louisville and explain how they do their jobs, including the challenges associated with live TV and forecasting severe weather. Plus, they’ll take your questions. This event is free and open to the public. It is from 6:30 to 8…

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April 2018

SPJ Trivia Night 2018

April 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
HopCat, 1064 Bardstown Road
Louisville, KY 40204 United States
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Join the Louisville Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) for a night of competitive trivia, tasty food and cold beverages. Come as early as 6 p.m. and join us for dinner and drinks — at your own expense. After all, we’re underpaid journalists, too. Questions will kick off around 6:30 p.m. Steve York, former (and much-loved) WAVE 3 assistant news director, will be serving as emcee. WHO: Any Louisville-area media, public relations or communications professional. You don’t…

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