Freedom of the Prez | September 22nd, 2014

Highlights, week of Sept. 15

By Dana Neuts

With EIJ two weeks behind us now, things are slowing down a little bit, but the momentum that started at the convention is still going strong. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | September 21st, 2014

Soviet-style information control

By Andy Schotz

Kathryn Foxhall, a member of the Washington, D.C., Pro chapter board and longtime freelance reporter, was one of two individuals and two groups to receive a Sunshine Award this month at this year’s SPJ national convention in Nashville. Continue reading


Rocky Mountain SPJ | September 20th, 2014

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists

By Tom Johnson

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists
Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director
By Jonathan Peters

Fair warning, all ye who interfere with newsgathering: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is getting ready to sue you. Continue reading


SPJ Works | September 19th, 2014

BRANDED: How young journos can make a name for themselves

By Taylor Carlier

Let’s be honest, I’m not great at branding myself in the journalism world, and if we run the stats and I am probably not qualified to write a post about it. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | September 19th, 2014

Victor Hernandez: September Volunteer of the Month

By Robyn Davis Sekula

Victor Hernandez

A big thanks to Victor Hernandez for his great work shepherding the Excellence in Journalism news team for the past two years – as a volunteer, no less. Continue reading


4th Estate | September 19th, 2014

Athens in 2015

By Patti Newberry

 

OU’s SPJ chapter picked up Campus Chapter of the Year in Nashville.

Calender update: Be sure to save the date for the regional conference in Athens, Ohio, March 20-21. Continue reading


4th Estate | September 19th, 2014

Columbus fetes Smith

By Patti Newberry

Kevin Smith picked up SPJ’s top honor for his work on the new Ethics Code and other efforts.

Kevin Z. Smith — former SPJ prez, former R4 regional director and former long-time chair of the SPJ Ethics Committee — will be the guest of honor at the Central Ohio Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists/Ohio State University event Oct. Continue reading


4th Estate | September 18th, 2014

‘Ohio’s Best’ event Oct. 25

By Patti Newberry

Region 4 journalists and journalist-wanna-bes can rub shoulders with some of the best journalists in Ohio Oct. 25 in Cleveland.

Who are they? The winners of  Ohio’s Best 2014 competition, hosted by the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati SPJ chapters — are all available on the contest’s website. Continue reading


Who's News? Diversity Every Day | September 18th, 2014

Diversity Committee: Looking ahead to the coming year

By April Bethea

It was nice to meet many of you in Nashville and I look forward to working with everyone in the upcoming year. I wanted to follow-up on a few items that came up during and after the EIJ conference. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 17th, 2014

SPJ now has an International Journalism Community!

By Dana Neuts

I am excited to announce that SPJ has added a new community – the International Journalism Community – our third community since trying the concept out last year. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | September 17th, 2014

SPJ now has an International Journalism Community!

By Dana Neuts

Updated, Sept. 17, 7:17 am–Revised logo replaces “committee logo.”

I am excited to announce that SPJ has added a new community – the International Journalism Community – our third community since trying the concept out last year. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | September 16th, 2014

SPJ members share EIJ highlights

By Dana Neuts

As always, the Excellence in Journalism conference co-hosted by SPJ and RTDNA was chock full of good content, networking opportunities, business sessions and hearty discussions about what we need to do better or differently. Continue reading


Rocky Mountain SPJ | September 16th, 2014

SPJ membership numbers

By Tom Johnson

Linda Hall sends the following from the home office :

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The Heartland Beat | September 15th, 2014

Region 7 Career Connection, Vol. 1

By Rob McLean

Today we’re launching the Region 7 Career Connection! Each week, The Heartland Beat will post four journalism jobs from within the region.

We’re kicking off the regular feature with a news director job in Omaha, the search for a Kansas City wedding editor, and more. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | September 15th, 2014

Highlights, week of Sept. 7

By Dana Neuts

Last Friday I shared the week’s highlights with the national SPJ board. Tom Johnson, one of our new regional directors, asked if he could share it with his region. Continue reading