Soledad O’Brien Tickets!

Tickets for the final lecture series event are available tomorrow!

Grab your tickets at the Shriver Box Office for Soledad O’Brien of CNN’s visit next week.

She will present “Diversity: On TV, Behind the Scenes and In Our Lives” at 8 p.m., April 4 in Hall Auditorium.


Miami SPJ Excellence in JRN Contest

Happy Sunday, Miami Journalism Community!

Check out the contests page for more information about Miami SPJ’s Excellence in Journalism Contest. Deadline is April 1!

Can’t wait for health journalist Diana Keough’s visit tomorrow. Who else is going to lunch at 11:30?

Enjoy the sun,

Amelia Carpenter, President

Friday To-Do List

1. Register for the SPJ Regional Conference before midnight.

2. Listen to Rebecca Black, Friday if you haven’t already. It’s exceptionally painful.

3. RSVP for lunch with Diana Keough, a Pulitzer Prize-winning health journalist who co-founded by emailing Patti Newberry at

4. ‘Like’ Miami University SPJ on Facebook, follow us on Twitter @miamispj and subscribe to the blog so we can phase out all the listserv emails 🙂

Have a great weekend,
Amelia, President Co-Founder, Editor In Chief To Visit Monday Photo

Diana Keough is a Pullitzer Prize-winning health journalist who recently co-founded ShareWIK, a website created to encourage a safe, user-based conversation about health issues. The site features useful information shared by health professionals told in an engaging and personal way.

Keough has worked for The Cleveland Plain Dealer, National Public Radio and PBS NewsNight Akron among other publications.

Want to join Miami journalism faculty for lunch at 11:30 a.m. Monday, March 28 in Shriver 1809 with Diana Keough? RSVP by emailing Patti Newberry at no later than March 25.

Let’s Get Jobs. Party @ The SPJ Regional Conference

It’s all about who you know in terms of getting a job. This is a comfort-zone for networking! Meet all the regional professional journalists at the SPJ Regional Conference April 1-2 in northern Kentucky. Network hard. Play hard.

It’s ten days away. Registration for student members is $60 and $90 for non-member students. Deadline is March 25! Register here.

Let’s talk logistics:

I (Amelia) will be driving down Saturday, April 2 for the conference. Noelle Bernard and Andrew Bowman are in my car. I have room for 2 more! Andrew and I will be working on transportation for more students … check the minutes for updates later today!

If you plan on coming, comment below to coordinate.