PMJA 2020 Seattle: SAVE THE DATES!

Pre-Conference Training June 24 & 25. Full Conference June 26 & 27

Maria Hinojosa Will Receive PMJA’s 2020 Leo C. Lee Award

The PMJA Board is excited to announce that Maria Hinojosa, host and executive producer of Latino USA and trailblazing public media journalist, will receive the 2020 Leo C. Lee award.

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PMJA Scholarship Fund

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Did you miss the PMJA Training webinar "Turning Radio Scripts Into Great Digital Journalism?"  No problem!  The recording of the webinar is now available to view whenever you have the time.

The first in our series of 2020 monthly webinars, this training was held on February 19, 2020 and featured WBUR Reporter Adrian Ma and St. Louis Public Radio 's Senior Photojournalist, Carolina Hidalgo.  

Why You Should Judge Contests

Feb 17, 2020

It’s contest season!  A very exciting time for journalists (even those who claim they don’t care for awards).  Undoubtedly you or your colleagues are sifting through the past year’s coverage, seeking diamonds among the gold nuggets (and some clumps of sod, sure) to ensure the best shot at victory.

The National Press Foundation, along with the American Society of Addiction Medicine are offering an all-expenses-paid opportunity for journalists interested in reporting on the topics of addiction and Opioids. 

The Joys and Challenges of Starting a New Newsroom

Feb 5, 2020

By: Rebecca Feldhaus Adams, WHRO Public Media News Director

The job post looked a lot like any other news director description. Advance strategic goals for local journalism. Ensure reporting is in depth, audience focused and wholly accurate. Champion ethical standards. 

PMJA recognizes the importance of editors to the craft of journalism.  We know how hard editors work behind the scenes to make stories at local stations shine.  Countless hours working with reporters, shaping stories, elevating good journalism to something great - all without much recognition.  PMJA aims to change that with our Editor of the Year Award.  We're asking you to nominate your great editor for the 2020 award. 

The annual PMJA Awards Competition is ready to accept entries. Our deadline doesn't come around until March 1, 2020, but we know you’re already deciding where to enter your station’s best work. We want to make sure you're considering our competition as you plan your entries for next year.

We have made a few changes to this year's contest - here are a few highlights:

Mark your calendars now to attend the 2020 PMJA Conference.  We'll be in Seattle in June and hope you'll be there with us.

The dates for the 2020 PMJA Conference are as follows:

Pre-conference training (one day and two day options will be available):  Wednesday and Thursday, June 24 and 25.

Full Conference:  Opens with a reception on Thursday, June 25.  Sessions will be all day Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27.  We'll finish off the conference with our annual awards banquet on Saturday, June 27th.

Travis Stansel/Illinois Public Media

This article is being reposted with permission.  It was written by WBEZ News Intern Vivian McCall.

Several media and legal organizations spoke out at a University of Illinois Board of Trustees meeting on Thursday, saying university policy is impeding reporting on sexual assault at the school.

New to our awards this contest year, PMJA has implemented Newscast days.  We've had one of these days each calendar quarter during 2019.  Only newscasts from these specific dates will be eligible for entry into the newscast category for the annual PMJA Awards Competition.

Tomorrow, October 11, 2019 is the last of those four days.  Prior newscast days were February 19, April 25, and August 21.  

PMJA at PRPD’s Public Radio Content Conference

Sep 4, 2019

Public Radio Program Directors held their annual conference in Minneapolis last month, offering three days of fantastic content geared toward content directors, program directors and industry program strategists. More than 350 people attended representing stations, networks and producers from across the country.  


WEBINAR: Turning Radio Scripts into Great Digital Journalism

February 19 at 1 p.m. ET - featuring Reporter Adrian Ma from WBUR – Boston, and Visual Journalist Carolina Hildago of St. Louis Public Radio

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George Bodarky

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Terry Gildea

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