SPJ Ohio State Region 4 Conference: Student Mixer

Have you heard? The SPJ Region 4 Conference is happening in Columbus, OH this year! With this event happening right in our own backyard, we’d like to get all of our members involved!


You are formally invited to SPJ Ohio State’s Region 4 Student Mixer!

Join your peers and student journalists from across the Midwest for a casual networking event at Woody’s Tavern in the Ohio Union. There is no cost to attend and we promise food and drinks!

This event is a part of the annual SPJ Region 4 Conference happening in Columbus, OH this year!
The conference is being held from April 4th-5th and most details can be found on the conference website: http://www.centralohiospj.org/Conference/

For students in particular, there will be a session consisting of a panel on student journalism.

“Panel Discussion: Hot Issues Facing Student Journalists

Editors from some of the region’s top college media outlets, including those at Ohio State, Michigan, Ohio University and Michigan State, will discuss the pressing issues they face. Dealing with administrators, athletic departments, open records requests and content that goes viral are likely topics of discussion.
Featured Speakers: Student journalists from several colleges, including Ohio State University, the University of Michigan, Michigan State University and Ohio University.
Moderator: Dan Caterinicchia, Ohio State University

Time: 7:30-8:30am”

We sincerely hope you can make it and we look forward to seeing you there!

Crime Beat

Last time’s meeting was a success with six different student organizations coming together and collaborating in one room. Executive boards of each club were able to communicate and foster connections for future events and projects.


This week’s meeting is with Sergeant Rich Weiner of the Columbus Police Division. He serves as the Public Information Officer and deals with journalists and reporters on a daily basis. Come hear about what it’s like to be on the other side of a crime beat!

Sgt. Weiner visited last year and our members found the meeting to be a valuable experience. We hope everyone that attends this Thursday at 6pm. will gain some insights as well.

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