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February 7th, 2007 8:48 pm by Staff Report





SPJ seeking journalism contest entries


McKinstry to attend Oxford Roundtable


SPJ seeking journalism contest entries

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The Greater Tri-Cities Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is holding the fourth annual Mountain Empire Journalism Contest, the chapter recently announced. This contest call for entries is open to all print journalists and publications in Northeast Tennessee and far Southwest Virginia. Membership in SPJ is not required to enter. Contest categories include writing and reporting, as well as photography, layout, headline writing and graphics. This year's contest covers work done from Dec. 16, 2005, through Dec. 31, 2006. The deadline for entries to be received is Thursday, March 1. The awards ceremony is planned for the spring. For categories, rules, entry forms and other information e-mail rwagner@timesnews.net, call 392-1381 or talk with a member of the local SPJ chapter. The chapter recently sent e-mails and packets about the contest to publications in the region.


McKinstry to attend Oxford Roundtable

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JOHNSON CITY - Sam McKinstry, professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science at East Tennessee State University, will attend, by invitation, an Oxford Roundtable held on the campus of St. Anne's College in the University of Oxford in England. The Oxford Roundtable event is a special session to be held July 22-27, focusing on "Separation of Church and State: The Decline and Fall?" An interdisciplinary group of 40 individuals from around the world having expertise in this area of public policy have been invited. Canon Brian Mountford, vicar of Oxford's historic University Church of St. Mary the Virgin, will act as facilitator. McKinstry will resume teaching at ETSU in the fall 2007 semester under a post-retirement arrangement. His areas of specialization are comparative politics and law and judicial politics. For more information contact McKinstry at 282-0867 or by e-mail at s.mckinstry@att.net.


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