Two prominent journalists in Turkey are facing charges of espionage after publishing video that allegedly showed trucks, belonging to the state intelligence agency, carrying ammunition to Syrian militants. Continue reading
Several years ago, I used to edit the Washington, D.C., Pro chapter’s newsletter, called Dateline. I started a feature called “Introducing…,” a monthly Q&A with a chapter member. Continue reading
Despite a long history of protesters craving the attention of journalists, those calling for change on campuses across the U.S. are now attempting to ban media access and coverage of their campaigns. Continue reading
Just as the SPJ Quill magazine ran a cover story on how to cover fracking, SPJ’s Member of the Month for November, KaLeigh Underwood, organized a day-long conference to explore in depth how to report on the natural gas wells. Continue reading
I wrote on Monday — before an electronic meeting of the SPJ national board — about a proposal we were considering for creating a strategy on reversing SPJ’s trend of declining membership. Continue reading
Many thanks to Accountable Journalism for putting together this data base of journalism codes of ethics from around the world.
The group admits it is not yet a full directory of codes and asks for contributions from other journalists and journalism organizations. Continue reading
We’re too popular.
The Kunkel Awards for Video Game Journalism debuted exactly one week ago, and we’ve already received 104 nominations representing 33 websites and webcasters…AlphaOmegaSin AngryJoeShow Breitbart Don’t Die Entertainment Software Association Errant Signal The Escapist Eurogamer Gamasutra GamePolitics.com GamesNosh The Guardian GDC Harmful Opinions Innuendo Studios Liana K Kotaku Medium Metaleater New York magazine The New Yorker Niche Gamer Offworld One Angry Gamer Polygon Liam Robertson Super Bunnyhop Superheroes in Racecars SuperNerdLand TechRaptor TotalBiscuit USgamer Wired
…which means our judges are gonna be swamped. Continue reading
This afternoon, the SPJ national board is scheduled to hold another virtual meeting (electronic/phone). The topic is membership.
SPJ National President Paul Fletcher has said it’s one of his top priorities to address SPJ’s declining membership. Continue reading
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has notified Paraguay, after eight months, that she has signed the papers to extradite Vilmar “Neneco Acosta, the alleged intellectual author of the murder of investigative reporter Pablo Medina 13 months ago, according to the Asunción daily ABC Color. Continue reading
The phrase “The pen is mightier than the sword” is ubiquitous with the form and elements of change that can stem from the English language. Continue reading
In the cold, clear light of a second-day story, the words are still chilling:
“Who wants to help me get this reporter out of here? I need some muscle over here!”
As most journalists in America now know, the woman who made that statement was Melissa Click, a communications professor at the University of Missouri, caught on a video that went viral. Continue reading
I’ve heard that question a lot, ever since I proposed national awards for video game journalism. But I’ve never heard it from video game enthusiasts or journalists. Continue reading
By Alex Veeneman for Generation J
This past June, I began an interview with this simple question: “Why?”
My interviewee, on the other end of the telephone line, was Ari Shapiro, the NPR correspondent who at the time was based in London, taking a brief pause from his reporting to guest host Morning Edition for a couple of weeks from Washington. Continue reading