Upcoming event: C’mon, get happy! Nov. 14 happy hour
Want to kick back a little after work and mingle with some fellow journalists and aspiring journalists?
On Nov. 14 SPJ-DC Pro is hosting a get-together for the chapter and students participating in Georgetown University’s Master’s in Journalism program, starting at 6 p.m. We will gather on the mezzanine at the National Press Club (note change in location inside Club).
Come for some informal talking and sharing ideas. Get to know other chapter members and see why you’ll want to get more involved in activities we plan and carry out.
SPJ-DC is taking care of providing the event space and the camaraderie, and you’ll pick up the tab (cash bar) for whatever you decide to eat or drink during the evening.
An entry code will be needed to access the Press Club, so let us know if you are planning to be there. Email us at email@example.com (subject: Nov. 14 Happy Hour) in case you don’t receive an Eventbrite notice. We’ll then send you the code right before that evening.
How to Work With Whistleblowers
This year, some of the biggest and most important stories broken in DC have been the result of a government whistleblower sharing information with a journalist. Whistleblowers and journalists are essential partners, but those relationships are more at risk than ever.
The Society of Professional Journalists and the Government Accountability Project invite you to a training that will offer journalists key insights and tips for working with whistleblowers to report on serious violations of public trust while ensuring the employee source is not put at greater risk of reprisal in the process.
Space is limited! Reserve your seat today! Registration closes on Oct. 1. No tickets will be available at the door.
The topics presented by trained legal experts will include:
- Whistleblowing 101: What (and who) is a Whistleblower?
- The Legal Landscape: The Complicated Patchwork of Whistleblower Protection Laws
- Working with Whistleblowers
- The Primacy of Trust
- Unique Challenges of Working with Whistleblowers
- Practical Pointers
- Locating whistleblowers
- Preserving Anonymity
- FOIA work based on whistleblowers
When: October 2, 2017, 5:30-7:00 pm (food provided)
Cost: Free to SPJ members and Georgetown students; $5.00 for non-members.
Want to come to this event and others for free? Join SPJ today! https://www.spj.org/joinapp-quick.asp
RSVP on Eventbrite.