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CTSPJ board to meet

The CTSPJ Board of Directors will meet on June 8, 2013 in East Hartford, Conn.

The meeting is the time when CTSPJ starts planning programs for the upcoming year, discusses upcoming SPJ conferences and the board-run contest.

Click here to download a copy of the agenda.

If you have any suggestions for programming or items you wish the board to discuss, please contact CTSPJ President Jodie Mozdzer Gil at jmozdzer@ctspj.org by Friday, June 7.

Nominations Committee seeks chapter officers, board of directors

The Nominations Committee of the Connecticut Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is seeking members interested in serving as a chapter officer or on the board of directors.

Nominations are sought for one-year terms as president, vice president, vice president/communications, treasurer, secretary. Positions for terms on the board of directors are also open.

To apply send your resume and a note on office or position you are seeking and why you wish to run for office. All nominees must be paid members of both national SPJ and CTSPJ.

Send nomination materials to: Cindy Simoneau, immediate past president and chair of Nominations Committee at: csimoneau@ctspj.org or clsimoneau@aol.com. Cell: 203-400-0454

The deadline to apply is Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2013.

Meet Jerry Dunklee

Jerry Dunklee is a member of our board.

You may reach him at jdunklee@ctspj.org.

Meet Vinti Singh

Vinti Singh is a member of our board.

You may reach her at vsingh@ctspj.org.

Meet Tommy Valuckas

Tommy Valuckas is a member of our board.

You may reach him at tvaluckas@ctspj.org.

Meet Don Stacom

Don Stacom is a reporter at the Hartford Courant.

You may reach him at dstacom@ctspj.org.

CTSPJ Board Seeking New Members

The Nominations Committee of CTSPJ is currently seeking nominations for the 2012-13 Officers and Board of Directors. All officer positions are one-year terms and there are three Board of Director positions open for two-year terms.

Vice President
Vice President/Communications

Three board positions (terms July 1, 2012-June 30, 2014).

All officers and board members must be paid members of CTSPJ and SPJ national.

If you are interested in running, please send President Cindy Simoneau a note at csimoneau@ctspj.org, and attach a recent resume. The committee may ask to meet with you for a follow-up interview.

Nominations close: Tuesday, March 27. Please consider serving your chapter.

Nominations Committee:
Cindy Simoneau, Chairwoman
Liz Glagowski
Cara Baruzzi

Meet Lila Carney

Lila Carney works with aspiring journalists as the assistant director of student media at Quinnipiac University. She is also an adjunct professor of journalism in the School of Communications.

Lila advises students involved with Quinnipiac’s multiple media groups, including the university newspaper, “The Chronicle;” the university television station, Q30; the university radio station, WQAQ 98.1-FM; The Summit yearbook; Montage, the university literary and art magazine; and the Quinnipiac Bobcats Sports Network.

Carney holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Syracuse University in Syracuse, N.Y., and a bachelor’s degree in communication sciences from the University of Connecticut.

Before coming to Quinnipiac, Carney worked for several years as a Multimedia Journalist in central and western New York. Most recently, she worked for the NBC and CBS affiliates in Syracuse, N.Y.

Meet Jamie DeLoma

A recovering journalist with 13 years of professional experience, Jamie DeLoma loves technology as much as he does story-telling.

Jamie, a past president of Connecticut SPJ and current board member, has been unnaturally curious for as long as he can remember. He founded a chapter of SPJ on Quinnipiac University’s campus in 2003, and is on the international organization’s digital media committee.

Currently the assistant director of public relations and social media at Quinnipiac University in Hamden,Conn., and a part-time A1 page designer and copy editor for the Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Jamie is loving life.

At Quinnipiac, he oversees the university’s social media endeavors (where he has helped lead the way to dramatic increases in both interactions and connections on Facebook, Twitter, WordPress and Foursquare,) helps coordinate media relations, coordinates a weekly faculty/staff newsletter and teaches undergraduate and graduate writing and social media courses.

At Hearst Connecticut, Jamie crafts front and inside pages for four daily newspapers (The Connecticut Post, Stamford Advocate, Danbury News-Times and Greenwich Time,) and occasionally the group’s six weekly newspapers. Combined, nearly a quarter of a million readers get their news from our products on any given weekday, and substantially more on Sundays.

Jamie has been affiliated with the Connecticut post since 1998, when he began as intern. Since then, he has contributed to the news, features, business and sports sections. He has written regularly printed columns and advised a high school writing section. He also blogs about technology issues for the newspaper group, which has been quoted in national media outlets, including AOL News.

Jamie has also worked full-time at The Stamford Advocate (before it was affiliated with the Connecticut Post,) WNBC-TV and the FOX News Channel. He has a strong understanding of print, broadcast and digital platforms.

Jamie has also mentored young journalists at the Milford (Conn.) Boys and Girls Club and has contributed columns to the Radio Television Digital News Association.

You may connect with him on Twitter at @jdeloma.

Meet Luther Turmelle

Luther Turmelle is North Bureau Chief for the New Haven Register. a position he has held for the past six years. Before that, he served as Milford Bureau Chief and also as the newspaper’s business editor. Before coming to Connecticut in 1997, Turmelle spent nearly a decade at the Bridgewater (N.J.) Courier-News in a variety of positions, including working as the paper’s business editor.
Turmelle has served on the board of the Connecticut Pro Chapter of Society of Professional Journalist for 10 years and is past past president. For the past three years, he has served as a director on the organization’s national board representing Region 1, which covers New England, New York and New Jersey as well as eastern Pennsylvania.
Turmelle is a graduate of Boston University’s School of Communications.
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