Upcoming Workshops & Events

June 11 | 2-3 p.m.

Webinar: Self-Care For Journalists

Creating balance and maintaining your emotional and physical wellness is as important as ever for journalists. We discuss some ideas on how to create that balance to best take care of yourself. We’ll also discuss how to create a healthy work environment for employees.

About the presenter: 
Tim Schmitt has spent decades in various newsrooms — some print, and some broadcast. He was a sports reporter, news reporter, and then managing editor of his hometown paper, the Tonawanda News in New York, where he led an award-winning editorial page. He has worked as an editor, staffer and longtime contributor with the Arizona Daily Sun, the Mesa Tribune, the Arizona Republic, the Buffalo Current, and the Niagara Falls Gazette, where he was executive sports editor over four dailies.

The cost to attend is $35.

Please note Online Media Campus events are hosted in Central time. This event will take place from 2-3 p.m.
June 18 | 2-3 p.m.

Webinar: Let’s Talk Recruitment Marketing

From building a more effective job profile and job posting, learn how to reach your ideal candidates. Learn how to write descriptions to entice potential new hires and drum up excitement for the position. Creating a strong social media image is also essential which includes online profiles to your website.


About the presenter:
Laurie Kahn is creator and president of Media Staffing Network, Inc. Kahn has more than 25 years of experience in media includes local and national sales promotions in both large and small markets, turn around expertise with new formats and local and national management positions. Kahn is currently involved with various industry associations and participates at career fairs, colleges and webinars to educate individuals about career opportunities. Kahn conducts seminars targeting all aspects of talent acquisition, job search and how to grow your career.

The cost to attend is $35.

Please note Online Media Campus events are hosted in Central time. This event will take place from 2-3 p.m.
July 3 | SCPA & SCNN Offices Closed

Happy 4th of July!

Our office will be closed on Friday, July 3. We wish you a safe and happy 4th of July!

Sept. 18-19

SCPA Annual Meeting & Awards

The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes  |  Myrtle Beach, SC

Due to the ongoing threat posed by COVID-19, the 2020 SCPA Annual Meeting & Awards, set for March 20-21, has been rescheduled for Sept. 18-19. The convention will still be held at The Marina Inn at Grande Dunes in Myrtle Beach. Here’s info about registration, hotel reservations, awards/winners announcements and more. If you have any other questions or concerns, please reach out to us.

The deadline to register for the the 2020 Annual Meeting and Awards Presentation is Sept. 9. The Annual Meeting will feature educational sessions, networking events and more in our jam-packed schedule, plus hundreds of awards to present! 

This event will feature programming for SCPA’s professional and collegiate members. 

All sessions and networking events are free and open to all SCPA members. Tickets are required for meal functions. 

View schedule of events and register by Sept. 9.

Contests & Awards

SCPA recognizes the best in South Carolina journalism through our annual contests. Our prestigious awards programs are open to SCPA members only. Each year, nearly 4,000 entries are received in SCPA’s News, Advertising and Collegiate Contests.

  • Our annual News Contest recognizes excellence in daily and weekly newspaper journalism. We also have an Associate and Individual member division, and a Collegiate Contest. The deadline for the 2019 contest has passed. Awards will be  presented at the SCPA Annual Meeting on Sept. 19, 2020. The 2020 contest will open in Oct. 2020.  
  • The PALMY Advertising Awards recognize the Palmetto State’s best, brightest and most enterprising advertising professionals and advertisers, and the impact they have made in their communities! Here are the 2019 contest winners! The entry period and deadline for the 2020 contest will be in summer 2020. 

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