In conjunction with NKU’s chapter of Society of Professional Journalists, The Northerner will be hosting a three part Lunch with the Pros series this spring that is aimed at connecting students, faculty and staff with local professionals to discuss a variety of topics currently having the biggest impact on the world of journalism. Everyone is welcome! The events are as follows:
SPJ/Northerner Lunch with the Pros Series – Spring 2016
Sponsored by the NKU and Cincinnati Pro Society of Professional Journalists chapters and The Northerner, the independent, student-run news organization. All events will be from noon-1 p.m. in Griffin Hall 230. Pizza will be provided to those in attendance.
Monday, April 4 — Finding hope in the news:
You’ve seen the stories of tragedy and despair. A new journalism movement seeks to share news from a different perspective. Restorative narrative projects focus on resilience over loss and solutions over problems.
Learn more from three Greater Cincinnati leaders in restorative narrative: Tom Callinan, founder and director of the nonprofit Charitable Words, Elissa Yancey, an inaugural Restorative Narrative Fellow of Images and Voices of Hope, and director of special projects at the University of Cincinnati’s McMicken College of Arts & Sciences, andBob Driehaus, education reporter for WCPO.com.
You’ll also see examples of restorative narrative in practice:
— The premier screening of the scene “Finding Asylum: The Power of Words,” from a documentary supported by Charitable Words and led by Sara Drabik, NKU assistant professor of electronic media and broadcasting, with NKU students Holland Rains, Taylor Harris and Erin Mullins and NKU student media adviser/lecturer Michele Day.
— Video from “A Prayer for Winton Terrace,” which Elissa Yancey developed for WCPO.com.
The event, sponsored by the NKU Society of Professional Journalists and The Northerner, will be from noon-1 p.m. April 4 in Griffin Hall 230. Free pizza provided by the Cincinnati Pro SPJ chapter. A Leadership University activity. For information contact SPJ President Tori Lentz at email@example.com or Northerner Editor Carrie Crotzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Lunch with the Pros series is a partnership between NKU’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter and the Cincinnati Pro SPJ chapter, along with The Northerner student news organization at NKU. The events bring professional media speakers to campus for timely discussions on the latest developments in the news media. Lunch with the Pros events include free pizza provided by the Cincinnati Pro chapter. The entire NKU Community is welcome. For more information, contact SPJ President Tori Lentz at email@example.com or Northerner Editor Carrie Crotzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Previous events sponsored by NKU’s chapter of Society of Professional Journalists:
Monday, Feb. 1 — The Heroin Addiction Story: How can the news media balance the need for skepticism and sensitivity against the urge for sensationalism? Join the Society of Professional Journalists and The Northerner for a discussion on this issue that directly affects our community. Speakers included: Tom Synan, Newtown police chief and member of the Hamilton County Heroin Coalition; Georgine Getty, executive director of, which provides treatment for the children of addiction; Mike Canon, editor-in-chief at WCPO.com; and Terry DeMio, reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer.
Monday, Feb. 29: — A guide to election reporting for millennials: In the midst of the 2016 presidential primary season, the Lunch with the Pros series will look at how newsrooms are adapting their campaign coverage to reach young adults. Speakers are: Jason Williams, political reporter for the Cincinnati Enquirer; Patrick Crowley, former political reporter and now partner in Strategic Advisers public relations company; Amanda Seitz, political reporter for WCPO.com; and Courtis Fuller, anchor reporter for WLWT-TV. The event will be from noon-1 p.m. Monday, Feb. 29 in Griffin Hall 230. Free pizza will be provided by the Cincinnati Pro chapter of SPJ. This discussion is an official University Leadership event. For more information contact SPJ President Tori Lentz at email@example.com or Northerner Editor Carrie Crotzer at firstname.lastname@example.org.