SPJ Member Spotlight September 18th, 2017

Keem O. Muhammad: SPJ Member of Month for September

By Susan Stevens

Keem Muhammad

A rising young star in the SPJ firmament is a student and leader already – Keem Muhammad. Congratulations, Keem! 

He has just finished a year and a half on the SPJ National Board of Directors as Campus Representative. Continue reading


Journalism and the World September 13th, 2017

Elevating the Status of Women in Journalism

By Kiran Nazish

The last few years have been especially visible for the conversation around women in journalism, their presence in newsrooms and in the field is being noticed, the number of graduates from J-schools has risen as have women reporting from the ground as foreign correspondents and freelancers. Continue reading


Journalism and the World September 11th, 2017

Fixers: Who Are They and How Do They Work?

By Mike Garrod

Even the most seasoned foreign correspondent will swear that their job is only possible because they’ve learned to rely on experienced, reliable local people to help them in the field. Continue reading


Net Worked September 9th, 2017

A need to collaborate

By Alex Veeneman

“Journalism is a team effort.”

That was how Jake Tapper, the chief Washington correspondent for CNN and anchor of The Lead and State of the Union, described the profession as he accepted the John F. Continue reading


Code Words September 6th, 2017

Reporting on Disasters

By Andrew Seaman

Expected path of Hurricane Irma as of Tuesday, September 6 (via @NOAA)

Hurricane Harvey last week devastated parts of the Gulf Coast of the United States. Continue reading


The Independent Journalist September 5th, 2017

Freelancers Unite: Sessions for Independent Journalists at #EIJ17

By Hilary Niles

The annual Excellence in Journalism conference commences Thursday in Anaheim, and I’m thrilled to say there are six (6!) sessions of special interest to freelancers, described below. Continue reading


Western Tales September 4th, 2017

Who’s joining us in Anaheim for SPJ’s annual conference?

By Matthew Hall

Hope to see y’all in Anaheim for #EIJ17 this week. See the website here. Get the app here.  Look for regional director Matthew T. Hall on the app or in person and share your thoughts on SPJ or just say hi. Continue reading


Net Worked September 3rd, 2017

Words to the EIJ wise

By Alex Veeneman

Raney Aronson-Rath, the executive producer of Frontline, seen with David Fanning, the executive producer at large in 2011. Aronson-Rath wants to uphold the values of a free press.(Photo: Peabody Awards/Flickr)

When Raney Aronson-Rath began her journalism career at an English language newspaper in Taiwan in the early 1990s, she witnessed the emergence of a free press, in a time where the country was undergoing significant political reforms. Continue reading


Journalism and the World August 30th, 2017

Supporting Your Female Colleagues Will Help Grow a Stronger Community

By Rachel Woolf

When I began my career as a photographer, I could not imagine where I would be today. Two years ago, I planned on moving abroad to Istanbul, Turkey, to live as a freelance photojournalist. Continue reading


Net Worked August 28th, 2017

A need for journalism

By Alex Veeneman

This past week, Village Voice, the New York based alternative weekly known for its cultural output, announced that it would cease publication of its print edition. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker August 28th, 2017

Q&A with this year’s SPJ board candidates

By Andy Schotz

SPJ’s national elections are coming up Sept. 7 to 9, in conjunction with our national convention in Anaheim. All SPJ members can vote for members of the national board. Continue reading


Net Worked August 27th, 2017

An equal industry

By Alex Veeneman

This past Saturday marked Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote in the United States. Continue reading


Net Worked August 27th, 2017

An equal industry

By Alex Veeneman

This past Saturday marked Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote in the United States. Continue reading


Net Worked August 25th, 2017

The social question

By Alex Veeneman

There is no question that social media has challenged how audiences consume journalism, but it has raised several ethical concerns, notably surrounding the algorithm. But not enough is being done, nor is enough being asked about it. Continue reading


Code Words August 23rd, 2017

Journalists Are Journalists Because They Like Our Country

By Andrew Seaman

Most people in New York City carry some type of bag to work or the market. Bags are incredibly useful in a city that requires a lot of walking. Continue reading