Webinar: What Newspapers Must Do To Keep Public Notices Oct. 19

Thursday, October 19 at 2 p.m.
Presenter: Richard Karpel, Public Notice Resource Center

The threat to legal requirements that public notices be published in newspapers has never been greater. Learn about the trends in public notice and the practices that every paper must embrace to help the industry successfully respond to the siege on this traditional pillar of government transparency.

Meet the trainer:
Richard Karpel is president of APW Management, an association management company based in Falls Church, Virginia. APW represents the Public Notice Resource Center, American Court and Commercial Newspapers and other newspaper industry clients. He was formerly executive director of the American Society of News Editors and the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies.

There is no cost for you or your staffers to participate, but you must register in advance so PNRC can send you the log-in instructions.

SCPA Executive Committee Meeting Oct. 26
11 a.m. until 3 p.m.
SCPA Offices, Columbia
Webinar: Engaging Readers with Email Newsletters Nov. 9
2-3 p.m. EST
Want to write email newsletters that people actually want to read? Do you see opportunities to grow referrals from emails? We’ll share ideas for where to put your resources, best practices, writing with tone (or not) and the technical how-to. GateHouse’s Senior Director of Content Jean Hodges will help you maximize your newsletter potential.
Jean Hodges is the senior director of content for GateHouse Newsroom. Hodges develops strategy and works with newsroom  leaders on digital transformation, from newsroom structure to using analytics to inform news decisions. As journalists face myriad challenges, the best are experimenting with new ways to draw readers in, while fearlessly tackling watchdog reporting and sticking up for the underdog.
Registration fee is $35.
Register here.
Deadline for News, Associate/Individual and Collegiate Contests Dec. 1

2017 News Contest rules live

Rules and the online entry site are now live. Now is the time to start gathering your best work for the 2017 contests, which recongize the best journalism from the past year. The publication period is Nov. 16, 2016 – Nov. 15, 2017. Start entering now!

Hall of Fame nomination deadline Dec. 1

The S.C. Journalism Hall of Fame, established in 1973, is accepting nominations until Dec. 1. The Hall of Fame recognizes and honors men and women who have excelled in their craft and made remarkable contributions to journalism and their communities.
More than 70 newspaper journalists – from Colonial and Civil War days to the present – have been chosen by their peers for recognition.
Requirements for admission specify that a nominee must have made his or her reputation in South Carolina or be a native South Carolinian.
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 S.C. newspaper.

If you believe that someone deserves to be next on the Hall of Fame, here’s more information about eligibility and what your nomination should include.

SCPA Foundation Internship & Scholarship Application Deadline March 9, 2018
The Foundation's internship program provides a meaningful, hands-on training experience for students interested in news reporting, copy editing, photojournalism, advertising or visual communications. Our internship program prepares 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 awards up to three scholarships each year to S.C. college students interested in pursuing newspaper careers. 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 9, 2018. 
SCPA Annual Meeting and Awards March 16-17, 2018

You don't want to miss seeing more than 350 of your Palmetto State newspaper friends at the 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation during the weekend of March 16-17, 2018 at the Spartanburg Marriott. The Annual Meeting will feature educational sessions, networking events and more in our jam-packed schedule, plus more than 800 awards to present! All sessions and networking events are free and open to all SCPA members. Tickets are required for meal functions. 

The Spartanburg Marriott, situated in the heart of downtown Spartanburg, is offering a discounted rate of $135 for SCPA members. Make your reservation online today!

Registration, schedule of events and other details coming soon!

If you'd like information on sponsoring the 2018 Annual Meeting and Awards, contact us for opportunities.

SCPA Contests

2017 News Contest Rules

2016-2017 Ad Contest Winners

2016 News Contest Winners

2016 Collegiate Contest Winners

2015-2016 Ad Contest Winners

2015 News Contest Winners

2015 Collegiate Contest

2014 Ad Contest Winners

2014 News Contest Winners

2013 Ad Contest Winners

2013 News Contest Winners

2013 Collegiate Contest Winners

2012 Ad Contest Winners

2012 News Contest Winners

2012 Collegiate Contest Winners

2011 Ad Contest Winners