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Madison SPJ’s Under 35 After 5 Meetup

Are you in the early years of your journalism career in Madison or the surrounding area?

Join the Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists on Feb. 21 for socializing, networking, cocktails and Plazaburgers.

MADISON – The Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has organized a happy hour networking event, “Madison SPJ’s Under 35 After 5 Meetup,” to bring together young journalists from local TV stations, newspapers, magazines, news services, web sites and other media. The event will be held at the Plaza, 319 North Henry Street in Madison off State Street, Feb. 21, and will begin at 5:30 p.m. SPJ will purchase a selection of appetizers and snacks. Thursday specials are as follows: $2.00 Long Islands and $2.50 Spaten and Red Hook Pints.

Membership in SPJ is not necessary to attend. Your RSVP is appreciated.Based in Indianapolis, SPJ is a national membership organization that promotes high professional and ethical standards among journalists, First Amendment principles and the belief that a free and vigorous press is vital in a representative democracy. The Madison professional chapter was formed around 1990. Membership costs $75 annually, and it is open to journalists who spend at least half of their professional life writing or editing work for publication.

Contact: Lauren Fuhrmann, website/social media manager, SPJ Madison Pro Chapter, lfuhrmann@wisconsinwatch.org

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