Thanks to everyone who came out to our inaugural Outstanding Journalism Awards ceremony at AZN Restaurant on May 14, and especially to those whose hard work over the last year or more helped it become a reality.
In case you missed it, our chapter recognized Anna Douglas of The Herald in Rock Hill as the Professional Division winner and Jordan Stutts of UNC-Charlotte as the College Division winner. Congratulations again to them and to a worthy group of finalists in each division.
Looking ahead to the summer, we’re planning some informative programs that will be of interest to journalists across a variety of media. Here are the next two, both at Leroy Fox Restaurant, 705 S. Sharon Amity Road:
Thursday, June 11, 6:30 p.m. “A Conversation about Travel Journalism.” Our speakers will be John Bordsen, travel editor of The Charlotte Observer, and veteran travel writer Bob Taylor. We’ll also hear from chapter member Bruce Hensley, whose PR firm has worked extensively with the travel and tourism industry.
Be sure to mark your summer calendars for both of these meetings. Hope to see you there. Invite a colleague or two.
Keith L. Cannon, Ph.D.
Chair, Department of Communication, Wingate University
President, Charlotte Pro Chapter, Society of Professional Journalists