Welcome to the Ohio University chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, winner of the 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-18 and 2018-19 National Campus Chapter of the Year and Regional Chapter of the Year awards!

The OU SPJ chapter meets every Monday at 7 p.m., in Bentley Hall 136 for great journalism discussion, tutorials and more. Past events hosted by this chapter include the co-hosted Ohio Sunshine Summit, the annual Grammar Smackdown competition, workshops on everything from basic coding to résumé design, debates involving the media’s treatment of marginalized groups and insight provided by professionals in the field.

Next Week’s Featured Speaker:

Matt Hendrickson

Matt Hendrickson has more than 25 years of experience in magazine and digital publishing. He began his career at Rolling Stone, serving as a writer and editor for 12 years. In 2003, recognizing where the publishing business was headed, he founded his own custom content/editorial consulting firm, Big Swede Media, where his client list includes Fast Company, AT&T, Ford, CBS and Interscope Records. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, Billboard, Details (RIP), among many others, and he currently is a contributing editor at Garden & Gun, the highly regarded upscale Southern lifestyle publication, where he oversees the magazine’s music coverage. He’s based in Athens, Ohio.

OU SPJ’s 2022 – 2023 Executive Board:

Chapter Accolades

Outstanding Campus Chapter, Region 4
2002 – 2003, 2003 – 2004, 2004 – 2005, 2005 – 2006, 2006 – 2007, 2008 – 2009, 2009 – 2010, 2010 – 2011, 2011-2012, 2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

National Outstanding Campus Chapter
2005 – 2006, 2009 – 2010, 2013-2014, 2015-2016, 2016-2017, 2017-2018, 2018-2019

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