Golden Press Card Awards Banquet @ UT Visitors Center
Apr 22 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Our annual Golden Press Card Awards banquet honors the best journalism in East Tennessee. Join us for lunch Sunday, April 22, 2018, to see the best of the best for 2017.

Ticket includes BBQ buffet lunch. Vegetarian options available.

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SPJ Executive Director Visit to Knoxville @ Knoxville Entrepreneur Center
May 10 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

New national SPJ Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie will speak to the East Tennessee SPJ chapter at 7 p.m., Thursday, May 10, at the Knoxville Entrepreneur Center, 17 Market Square, Suite 101.

A Miami native, Bethel McKenzie executive director of the International Press Institute for five years, the world’s oldest global press freedom organization, in Vienna. She was the first American, first woman and first African-American to hold the position since it was founded in 1950. In addition, she has worked as a visiting professor of print and investigative journalism at the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media in Bangalore, India.

Bethel McKenzie is the first African-American to serve as SPJ’s executive director.

Google News Lab Training @ UT Scripps Lab
Jun 2 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm


Learn the best way to use Google tools for reporting and storytelling.

The FREE training will be held in the Scripps Lab (4th floor at 1345 Circle Park Drive) on the UT campus on Saturday, June 2, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This intensive course will help you take advantage of Internet sources such as court cases, public data and news archives. It is designed to improve the efficiency and efficacy of your in-depth research.

10 a.m. to 10:55 a.m.: Google basics, Google Trends, Google Reverse Image Search and verification tools, Google Scholar. Fun with Google and what else is coming in AI with Google Lens.

11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m.: Deep Dive Google MyMaps. Data scraping with Google Sheets, scraping .PDFs with Tabula. Google Public Data Explorer

12:30 p.m. to 1 p.m.: Lunch and learn: Mobile reporting tools, including Google Cardboard Camera and Google Streetview app.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m.: Google Earth Pro, Earth Engine Timelapse tool, Street View.

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40th Annual Front Page Follies @ Bijou Theater
Jun 14 @ 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm

This year the 40th Annual Front Page Follies will be bigger and better than ever!

The Front Page Foundation is moving their show to the Historic Bijou Theatre on June 14th, 2018 for an unforgettable night of laughter as they sing and dance their way through the past year of news and politics.

They will be announcing this year’s honoree on February 12th, so stay tuned!

Tickets go on sale February 16th.