The SPJ national board agreed on Tuesday (Nov. 18) to spend some money – $32,000 to improve the society’s technology systems.
As a memo on the project described, SPJ’s technology has three parts – an in-house database (called iMIS), a hosting provider and a website. Continue reading
The Ohio House of Representatives passed a so-called “Secret Executions” bill on Thursday, 61-25, a day after a House committee pushed it out to the full chamber with a 9-4 vote. Continue reading
Last weekend this Florida girl braved the freezing temps in Columbus, Ohio for the first session of the 2014/2015 Ted Scripps Leadership Institute. The program is funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation and brings journalists from all over the nation together to learn about leadership, managing a SPJ chapter and for networking. Continue reading
Over and over again, I hear journalists complain about being rejected by government agencies when making Freedom of Information Act requests and how difficult it is to successfully file an appeal. Continue reading
Today the Senate Judiciary Committee unanimously passed the S. 2520 FOIA Improvement Act and now it awaits a vote by the full Senate. This is great news, but time is short for all of us to act! Continue reading
Do you remember your initial tweet?
How about the 20 or 40 tweets that followed?
The first question may be easy to answer. The second, not so much. Continue reading
It’s been about a month since I wrote my last “highlights” post. There is so much going on within SPJ, but also in the news industry that it is hard to keep up with it all…and to remember to keep you up to date. Continue reading
Each week, The Heartland Beat will post four journalism jobs from within the region. Continue reading
Learfield Communications is looking for an experienced reporter/anchor for Missourinet — a statewide radio network based in Jefferson City, Missouri.
Due to the nature of my position with SPJ, I tend to be on social media all day and night. Some of this may be due to my overwhelming addiction to Buzzfeed quizzes about which celebrity would play me in a movie, but mainly this is because SPJ’s social media requires a lot of attention. Continue reading
This older gentleman? A teenager is wiser than he is.
Ed Meadows is president of Pensacola State College in the Florida Panhandle. He made the most headlines of his long career just last week, when he told the 18-year-old Spenser Garber, co-editor of the PSC student newspaper, three silly things…
Ohio has had a long and problematic history with capital punishment. It has executed 393 convicted murderers in its history, first via hanging, then in the electric chair and since 1993 with lethal injection. Continue reading
(Updated on November 21, 2014 to include information from a statement made by the Society’s Minnesota Pro Chapter.)
On Tuesday night, I published a blog post about a report that aired last week on KSTP, the ABC affiliate in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul metropolitan area. Continue reading
Thursday I did something I hope no other SPJ president will ever have to do. Testify against a former SPJ board member who embezzled money from a local SPJ chapter. Continue reading
Remember correction fluid? It had names such as Liquid Paper and Wite-Out.
How about correction tape?
Or, how about those pencil- or wheel-shaped typewriter erasers with a plastic brush at one end? Continue reading
Pashtana Usufzy of Las Vegas is SPJ’s Volunteer of the Month for November. Congratulations, Pashtana! You more than earned this honor.
She is a breaking news reporter for the Las Vegas Sun. Continue reading