Newsroom Watch Party and Discussion @ Barley's, Downtown Knoxville
Feb 7 @ 6:45 pm – 9:00 pm

Are you a fan of Will McAvoy and the team of News Night on the HBO series The Newsroom? Ever wonder if the issues they face are what journalists in the “real world” face? Join us Thursday, February 7 and find out! We’ll watch Season 1, Episode 3: “The 112th Congress” and have a discussion about the episode afterwards. Charlie Gee, a seasoned journalist and professor at LMU, will facilitate the conversation. The event is free of charge and pizza will be provided, but we need to know how many to feed, so please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 4 to


Deadline: Golden Press Card Awards
Feb 15 @ 11:59 pm – 11:59 pm

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (ETSPJ) — Entries for the 2019 Golden Press Card Awards are now open.

Each year, we recognize the best journalism in East Tennessee in radio, television, print and online categories to showcase the work our journalists do every day.

Our contest is currently open to all journalists in the East Tennessee area. Any work published or broadcast from Jan. 1 to Dec. 31, 2018, is eligible for entry. The entry deadline is Friday, February 16.

First entries are free for SPJ members. Each subsequent entry is $20. The entry fee for nonmembers is $30 per entry. Not a member? Join today!

Entries are judged by another SPJ chapter. Awards are given out during our awards ceremony, tentatively set for Thursday, April 25.

Public Information Officers Roundtable Discussion @ Barley's Taproom
Mar 13 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

KNOXVILLE (ETSPJ) – Journalists and public information officers (PIOs) play a crucial role in disseminating information.

East Tennessee Society of Professional Journalists will take a comprehensive look at policies and practices dealing with public information officers during a PIO panel. The panel will be held Wednesday, May 13, at 6:30 p.m. at Barley’s Taproom, located at 200 E. Jackson Ave., in Knoxville’s Old City. Pizza will be served to those attending.

SPJ Region 12 Conference @ Lipscomb University, Nashville, Tennessee
Mar 29 – Mar 30 all-day

SPJ’s Regional Conferences are professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today’s new media climate. Networking opportunities at the conferences allow participants to build relationships that can lead to the sharing of the best practices in newsrooms.

2019 Golden Press Cards Awards Banquet
Apr 25 @ 5:38 am – 6:38 am

Location TBD