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SPJ Madison announces recipient of annual holiday raffle: UW-Madison journalism students

MADISON – The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce that UW-Madison journalism students with unpaid or underpaid internships will be the recipient of proceeds from the annual Holiday Party and Raffle.

Money from the raffle will go into the annual fund of the UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication and set aside to support students who are pursuing journalism and taking unpaid positions.

“Journalism internships help provide real-world learning opportunities that are vital for students going into the profession after graduation,” said Hemant Shah, department chair of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. “Sometimes, taking internships can be costly for our students so we really appreciate SPJ’s contribution to the School of Journalism and Mass Communication internship scholarships fund. The gift clearly demonstrates SPJ’s enduring commitment to excellence in journalism and to journalism education.”

The annual party and raffle, which will be held at the Argus Bar, 123 E. Main St. in Madison on Dec. 13 from 7-10 p.m., is open to all journalism and journalism supporters. To take part in supporting journalism students, please consider donating a raffle prize. Contact SPJ members Breann Schossow and Briana Reilly at for details on donating.

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About the event: The annual SPJ Madison Holiday Party and Raffle, which it co-hosts with the Capitol Press Corps, continues the tradition of SPJ Madison and local journalists raising money to advance journalism. In the past, the raffle has generated donations to the Tom Mulhern Scholarship for Sports Journalism at UW-Madison, Simpson Street Free Press, UW-Madison’s two student newspapers, and the Elliott Maraniss and David Maraniss Scholarship at UW-Madison.

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