Upcoming Workshops & Events

July 1

Deadline to submit corrections for PALMY Ad Awards

Please review the list of 2022 PALMY Ad Contest winners and submit corrections no later than July 1 so SCPA can start creating awards and presentations. Winners are not for release until July 13. 

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July 4

Independence Day

SCPA and SCNN Offices closed for the Fourth of July.

July 13

PALMY Advertising Contest Awards Presentation Live

PALMY Advertising Awards will be presented in person or mailed to winners in mid-July 2022.

On July 13, 2022, the digital awards presentation will be made available on the SCPA website and promoted as a resource for all members to use throughout the year.

SCPA staffers will work with winners to have a recognition event on site at your newspaper. Please contact us to set up an in-person ceremony at your newspaper or to have your awards shipped. 

Newspaper
Aug. 12 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Weekly Editors Roundtable

SCPA Offices, Columbia

Weekly editors are invited to attend SCPA’s annual Weekly Editors Roundtable on Friday, Aug. 12, at SCPA Offices in Columbia. Especially after a couple years apart, this will be a great time to meet with your peers for robust discussion.

We’ll start at 11 a.m. and wrap up by 3 p.m. to get everyone back to their hometowns in time for Friday night football coverage.

Topics are up to the group, but will include: FOI issues, motivating and training staff, special projects and sections, multimedia reporting, social media opportunities and issues, stories that get traction and more. We’ll also have plenty of time for show and tell.

Attendees are asked to bring ideas and samples to share. If you have ideas for discussion topics or specific questions you’d like addressed, please submit them on the registration page.

The cost to attend is $25, which includes lunch. Register today!

This event is only open to SCPA member weekly editors.

Newspaper
Aug. 26 | 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Daily Editors Roundtable

SCPA Offices, Columbia

Daily editors are invited to attend SCPA’s annual Daily Editors Roundtable on Friday, Aug. 26, from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m., at SCPA Offices in Columbia. Especially after a couple years apart, this will be a great time to meet with your peers for robust discussion. 

Topics are up to the group, but will include: FOI/legal issues; hiring, retaining and managing staff; innovative ways to tell stories and share news to include projects, special sections and story/series ideas; engaging your digital audience and more. We’ll also allow plenty of time for open discussion. 

Attendees are asked to bring ideas and samples to share. Please submit discussion topics and specific questions on the registration form. 

The cost to attend is $25, which includes lunch. Register today!

This event is only open to SCPA member daily editors.

Sept. 16 | 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Ad Sales Training featuring Ryan Dohrn

SCPA Offices, Columbia
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National Newspaper Week
Oct. 2-8

National Newspaper Week

National Newspaper Week will be observed Oct. 2-8, 2022. The 82nd annual National Newspaper Week is a recognition of the service of newspapers and their employees across North America and is sponsored by Newspaper Association Managers. More details coming soon!

Dec. 2

Journalism Hall of Fame Nomination Deadline

 

Eligibility Requirements

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. Nominations not elected are carried over from year to year and considered along with new nominees. Nominations are received and acted upon by a Hall of Fame Selections Committee, appointed by the president of the S.C. Press Association.

Applications should include:

    • Nominee’s date of birth and death
    • Principal newspaper positions held by nominee
    • Major achievements and honors in journalism
    • Published works and other honors outside journalism

Citation required:

Nominator should prepare a 300-500 word citation suitable for use if nominee is chosen for the S.C. Press Association Hall of Fame. A photo should be included.

If you’d like to nominate someone for the 2023 Hall of Fame, materials must be submitted to Jen Madden by Dec. 2, 2022.

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 to enter the 2021 News Contest has passed. Professional awards were presented March 11, 2022 in Columbia. Collegiate awards were presented March 18, 2022 in Columbia. Rules for the 2022 Contest will be available in early October. The deadline to enter will be Dec. 2, 2022.     
  • 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! The deadline to enter the 2022 Contest has passed. Awards will be presented in July 2022.

Other Training Opportunities

  • SCPA now offers free, individualized virtual training on legal and FOI topics for member newspapers. Learn more. 
  • SCPA members can attend Local Media Association webinars for $29 because our state is a Media Association Partner. Check out LMA’s webinar offerings.
  • Poynter’s News University offers more than 100 interactive on-demand journalism courses. Several courses are free thanks to grant funding.