J. Alex Tarquinio will be installed as the new SPJ national president during special ceremonies at the SPJ National Convention in September. Tarquinio served two terms as Deadline Club president from 2012- 2013 and revived the New York Journalism Hall of Fame in 2013 She also held posts as SPJ Secretary-Treasurer, a board member of the SDX Foundation, the SPJ representative on the #EIJ17 programming committee and numerous national committees.
Outgoing SPJ National President Rebecca Baker is also a former Deadline Club president (2010-2011).
SPJ’s National Excellence in Journalism 2018 Convention takes place Sept. 27-29 at the Hilton in Baltimore. For more information on the conference, go to the Excellence in Journalism website