Webinar: Mobile Photojournalism 201 Dec. 6, 2018

2-3 p.m.
In today’s newsrooms everyone is a photographer, videographer and reporter. Most of us use an iPhone to take and send pictures and video from the field. In this session you will learn to tell better visual stories with just a few tips, apps, patience and practice.
Meet the trainer: Val Hoeppner is a digital journalist, training and media strategist. She has worked in digital, mobile and multi-platform journalism for more than 15 years. As CEO of Val Hoeppner Media and Consulting, LLC, Hoeppner travels to newsrooms, universities and media conferences where she creates and leads training for journalist in engagement, change management and developing digital and mobile workflow. Hoeppner is a member of the Native American Journalist Association, Online News Association, Association Press Photo Managers, American Society of News Editors, the Recording Academy and Public Radio in Mid America.
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Hall of Fame nomination deadline Dec. 7, 2018

The S.C. Journalism Hall of Fame was established in 1973 to recognize and honor men and women who have excelled in their craft and made significant contributions to journalism and their communities.
Requirements for admission specify that a nominee must have made his or her journalistic reputation in South Carolina. If the reputation reflects achievements outside the state, the nominee must have been a native of South Carolina. Nominees must have been deceased for four or more years.
Nominations may be made by anyone now or previously employed by or associated with a South Carolina newspaper.
Nominating materials should be completed and submitted to SCPA by Dec. 7, 2018.
View Hall of Fame and nomination requirements.

SCPA/SCNN Offices Closed Dec. 24-25, 2018
Happy Holidays!
SCPA/SCNN Offices Closed Jan. 1, 2019
Happy New Year!
Legislative Workshop for the Media Jan. 3, 2019

This workshop is sponsored by the S.C. Press Association, S.C. Broadcasters Association and the Associated Press.

Please note that this event is open only to members of SCPA, SCBA and AP. 

The annual Legislative Workshop for the Media will preview the 2019 legislative session. Make plans to join your state legislators as they discuss various topics including tax reform, public education financing, hurricane relief, K-12 reform and school safety, Santee Cooper, the bond bill, commission on higher education reform, opioids, ethics, campaign finance reform and more.

This event will take place Thursday, Jan. 3, from 9:30 a.m. until 3 p.m., at the Solomon Blatt Building on the Statehouse grounds in Columbia. Lunch will be provided. Parking is on your own  There are parking meters and garages near the Blatt Building.

We recommend this event for editors, new and veteran Statehouse reporters, editorial writers, city editors and assignment editors. SCPA members: Because of space limitations, this workshop is open to printed newspapers only.

The event is a one-stop shop for credentialed media to interview key members of both the House and Senate. Confirmed panelists will include Sens. Thomas Alexander, Sean Bennett, Tom Davis, Larry Grooms, Greg Hembree, Brad Hutto, Shane Massey, John Matthews, Katrina Shealy and Reps. Rita Allison, Gilda Cobb-Hunter, Kirkman Finlay, Jackie Hayes, Mandy Powers Norrell, Russell Ott, Tommy Pope, Todd Rutherford, and Gary Simrill. We will add to this list as panelists are confirmed.

Lee Harter, executive editor of The Times and Democrat, will moderate. All discussions are on the record.

EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION: If you register before Friday, Dec. 21 the registration fee is only $60. If you register between Dec. 22 - Dec. 28, the fee goes up to $70. Registrations will not be accepted after Dec. 28.

Register to attend.

SCPA Foundation Internship & Scholarship Application Deadline March 8, 2019
The Foundation's paid internship program provides a meaningful, hands-on training experience for students interested in news reporting, copy editing, photojournalism, advertising or visual communications. Our 8-week internship prepares college students for careers at S.C. newspapers after they graduate... in fact many former interns now work full-time for a S.C. newspaper.

The Foundation also award a scholarship each year to a S.C. college student interested in pursuing a newspaper career. The premier scholarship, worth $3,000 per academic year, is named for the Foundation's first president, the late Frank R. Mundy of the Greenwood Index-Journal.

Find out more details and apply for an internship or scholarship. The deadline to apply is March 8, 2019. 
SCPA Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation April 5-6. 2019

You don't want to miss seeing more than 350 of your Palmetto State newspaper friends at the 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation during the weekend of April 5-6, 2019 at The Marriott in downtown Columbia. The Annual Meeting will feature educational sessions, networking events and more in our jam-packed schedule, plus hundreds of awards to present! All sessions and networking events are free and open to all SCPA members. Tickets are required for meal functions. 

The Columbia Marriott is offering a discounted rate of $149 for SCPA members. The deadline to make your reservation is March 15, 2019.  Make your reservation online today!

Meeting registration, schedule of events and other details coming soon!

If you love South Carolina's newspaper industry, please consider sponsoring the 2019 Annual Meeting and Awards! The Annual Meeting is the best way to connect with the Palmetto State’s newspaper industry. Find out more and sign on as a sponsor.

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