Journalism and the World October 8th, 2015

Honduran Money Laundering Arrests Affect Major News Outlets

By Dan Kubiske

The US government arrested Honduran Yanki Rosenthal when he landed in Miami October 6 on charges of money laundering. The next day indictments were handed down for other members of his family. Continue reading

Net Worked October 6th, 2015

What Project Lightning means for journalism

By Alex Veeneman

Twitter today unveiled the item that has been known for months simply as Project Lightning.

Moments was introduced on desktop, Android and iPhone versions in the US. Continue reading

4th Estate October 4th, 2015

Save the date: Combined 4/5 Regional is April 1-2

By Patti Newberry

One of the many pleasures of attending the annual Excellence in Journalism conference is meeting up with Region 4 members. This year, the pleasure was doubled as Region 4 and 5 members met together to begin planning a joint Region 4-5 spring conference. Continue reading

4th Estate October 4th, 2015

Ohio Bar hosts annual law-media conference

By Patti Newberry

The Ohio State Bar Association, with the support of the Columbus chapter of SPJ, will once again host its popular Law and Media Conference. The event is Oct. Continue reading

Net Worked October 1st, 2015

Clickbait vs. Long-form: What Do Readers Want?

By Bethany Bella

I hardly ever click through on ‘clickbait’ – but that’s just me.

Maybe it’s because I know the tactic well, having studied the art of a compelling, click-driven tweet in my journalism classes at Ohio University. Continue reading

Diverse averse

By Michael Korezky

What’s black and white and white all over?

Answer: Most college newsrooms.

Here’s how some silly censors accidentally raised a serious issue…

Wesleyan University is a private liberal arts school in central Connecticut, located about halfway between Hartford and New Haven. Continue reading

Mouth of the South September 30th, 2015

Protected: Diverse averse

By Michael Koretzky

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Net Worked September 29th, 2015

New questions for a new Twitter product

By Alex Veeneman

Twitter is said to be introducing a product to expand its 140 character limit, according to reports. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons under CC license)

A report emerged today that Twitter is to expand its 140 character limit, by way of a new product. Continue reading

Journalism and the World September 29th, 2015

Can female students change Britain’s media industry?

By Alex Veeneman

The author wrote on the trends from the view of Kettle Magazine editors. (Photo: Red Chilli Publishing Ltd.)

One trend that has been present as of late in the US is the rise of women studying journalism. Continue reading

Freedom of the Prez September 29th, 2015

The final word from EIJ15

By Paul Fletcher

SPJ’s long weekend in tropical Orlando – EIJ15 – came to a close on Sept. 21 with the meeting of the new officers and board of directors. Continue reading

Journalism and the World September 29th, 2015

The UN General Assembly Is Meeting: Put Press Freedom on the Agenda?

By Dan Kubiske

Joel Simon from the Committee to Protect Journalists has a featured piece in Columbia Journalism Review on how the United Nations should — but really can’t — do something about press freedom. Continue reading

FOI FYI September 28th, 2015

Show why FOI matters

By Jonathan Anderson

Sept. 28 is kind of a big day for the concept of democracy.

Yes, Congress submitted the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787 to states for ratification. Continue reading

The Independent Journalist September 28th, 2015

Network and support for freelancers


Guest blogger: Elle Toussi

Nearly one in three working Americans is an independent worker. Wow! That statistic from the Freelancers Union website can make you stop in your tracks and take a moment to reflect.  Continue reading

Code Words September 25th, 2015

ONA Unveils Ethics Project

By Andrew Seaman

The Online News Association (ONA) unveiled this week its much-anticipated project that allows people to “Build Your Own Ethics Code.”

ONA’s website features a tool that allows people to add specific “building blocks” to a group of fundamental principles that should apply to all journalists. Continue reading

4th Estate September 23rd, 2015

Cincy chapter to host DuBose session

By Patti Newberry

The Cincinnati chapter will host “Words & Images: A Media Debrief and Community Conversation” on Oct. 8 to discuss a high-profile July police shooting and the media’s coverage of it. Continue reading