Opportunity: Open government issues and free food!


At Fridays staff meeting, I mentioned some of the perks of working at The Shorthorn. Here’s one: We’ll fund five students who work at The Shorthorn to attend this training and networking opportunity made available by the Society of Professional Journalists’ Fort Worth chapter. The speaker, who will follow a pretty fantastic dinner, will talk about open-record issues and how they fared in the last legislative session. These issues are important for anyone interested in a career in journalism or communications.

Here are the details. If you’d like to go, please comment below. We also can figure out carpools for those without rides.

Time & date: mingle 6:15 p.m., then eat, then the program Tuesday, Sept. 17
Place: Joe T. Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant, 2201 N. Commerce St., Fort Worth
Cost: $17 members of any professional communicators organization, $25 nonmembers, $10 students, credit card add $1; free if you join SPJ right then and there
Menu: Joe T.’s renowned family-style enchilada dinner; cash bar
RSVP: pirtlemk@yahoo.com

Grading the 83rd: More A’s than F’s
Open government issues fared better than might have been anticipated in the last legislative session. Fort Worth SPJ director Tom Williams with Haynes and Boone, LLP, and fellow attorney Paul Watler, Jackson Walker L.L.P., will assess the outcome at the September SPJ meeting plus examine the recent and significant Neely v. Wilson libel case. Bring questions.


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