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SPJ Northern California taking nominees in annual journalism competition

SPJ Northern California taking nominees in annual journalism competition

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The doors are open at the Society of Professional Journalists, Northern California, 2009 Excellence in Journalism Competition.

From chapter president Ricardo Sandoval:

"These awards honor the journalists whose work best reflects the SPJ ideals of initiative, integrity, talent and compassion.

In addition to our regular categories, we are adding three new ones this year to reflect the ongoing evolution of the delivery of news and comment.

We also are seeking nominees for our five special Board of Directors Awards: Journalist of the Year, Career Achievement, Distinguished Service, Unsung Hero and Meritorious SPJ Service."

The competition is for print, broadcast and online stories published between July 1, 2008, and June 30, 2009, by a news outlet or individuals based in Northern California. The deadline in Aug. 19. For details and to enter, visit

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