UA’s SPJ chapter will sponsor Sunshine Week Redux events -- April 2011

The University of Arizona School of Journalism's student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is sponsoring several activities April 4-8 in honor of Sunshine Week, a national initiative to open a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom of information. National Sunshine Week activities were held when the UA was on spring break so the chapter delayed events to April.

Tuesday, April 5

Open Government and Access to Information
6 p.m. | Room TBA

David Cuillier, Society of Professional Journalists FOI Chair A discussion about the importance of the Freedom of Information in today’s society and why governments should practice transparency.  

Case Study: ASUA’s Decision to disqualify student body presidential candidates.  

Thursday, April 7

Developing Your Online Brand Workshop
6 p.m. | Room TBA

Mike McKisson, Knight Digital Media Center fellow 2010 and developer of A workshop on how to best create your online brand. If you are working on personal blogs, bring this is a great workshop for you because Mike will be able to talk to you about how to raise the profile for your online presence.   

***RSVP to, seats are limited***   

Friday, April 8

Enterprising a Project, Thesis, or Freelance Piece
2 p.m. | Room TBA

Carol Schwalbe, SPJ-UA co-adviser and former senior editor with National Geographic  A workshop on developing your ideas. Award-winning professor Schwalbe has chaired many student projects in her time as an educator. She has worked with students on multimedia, print, magazine, and countless other projects.  

To RSVP or for more information to any of our scheduled events, please e-mail SPJ-UA Student Chapter President Samantha Sais or Secretary Caitlin Wilenchik at


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