Hello, freelance colleagues!
Have you heard about SPJ’s new Freelance Community? Launched this summer, the community is a new way for SPJ members interested in freelancing to connect with each other. Continue reading
For the second consecutive year, the Region 1 Fund is offering quarterly grants of up to $500 to help professional and student chapters recruit speakers, book space and promote events. Continue reading
This morning, Peter Sussman, a former colleague of mine on the SPJ Ethics Committee, sent me his detailed critique of the latest draft of the proposed SPJ Code of Ethics. Continue reading
“Transparency” is not just a principle to add to the SPJ Code of Ethics. It’s also a guide for how SPJ conducts its business, especially for the national board. Continue reading
Sharon Dunten is our August volunteer of the month. Don’t know Sharon? Look her up at Excellence in Journalism 2014 – she will be there. Continue reading
The SPJ Ethics Committee has come up with its third and final draft for consideration at this year’s national convention in Nashville.
This is a summary of the changes. Continue reading
Arizona State University journalism professor Leslie-Jean Thornton tweeted sound advice for up-and-coming reporters Wednesday night.
“J-students: If your feed isn’t erupting with #Ferguson news now, you need to fix it ASAP,” she tweeted. Continue reading
It is an important question - a question where the opinion you get will be different every time it is asked, a question that has been asked a lot recently. Continue reading
As the world comes to terms with the suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams eyes will, and should be, fixed firmly on the manner in which the media handles coverage of his death. Continue reading
I’ve worked with and gotten to know Amy Cherry a little through SPJ. She’s the president of the Delaware Pro chapter, and seems pleasant.
Then, I caught this July 29 clip of her on the job, reporting for WDEL radio and my impression of her changed dramatically. Continue reading
It has long been known that Twitter has become an essential social media platform for journalists, either through editorial or career purposes. Continue reading
by Mike Brannen
With each passing week, it feels somewhere, in some American city, an officer falls victim to gun shots. Journalists don’t have the luxury to ignore it and say “I’m not dealing with this today;” we have to face it head-on. Continue reading
From typewriters to Twitter, technology has shaped and reshaped journalism. Only now, the technology is coming faster than we can master it.
In the span of a lifetime, hot type gave way to cold type, which in turn sank beneath a wave of websites and blogs and social media apps. Continue reading
Last week, I posted some thoughts about the Region 2 pro chapters as I read their annual reports.
This week, I looked at the campus chapter reports. Continue reading
BY: Taylor Carlier, Communications Coordinator
The Legal Defense Fund came to the aid of a university media organization, in order to defend its right to access police records. Continue reading