The Society of Professional Journalists, with funding support from the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, is announcing the creation of a fellowship to cover management training for SPJ members who are journalists of color, those who identify as LGBTQ or have disabilities. Continue reading
In the past year, several deadly interactions between police and unarmed civilians have prompted law enforcement agencies nationwide to equip patrol officers with body-worn video cameras. Continue reading
“The government works for us.” Five simple yet powerful words, instilled in me by Boston University data journalism professor Maggie Mulvihill, changed the course of my reporting career forever. Continue reading
The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting, a non-profit newsroom based in Louisville, Kentucky, http://www.kycir.org, won a first place award for Online Reporting in the Green Eyeshade contest. Continue reading
Congratulations to the three winners and 12 finalists from Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky) in the National Mark of Excellence contest. All national winners and finalists will be recognized during the Excellence in Journalism 2015 Conference Sept. Continue reading
SPJ’s Volunteer of the Month for May is Carlos Restrepo, a freelance journalist and full-time communications specialist based in St. Louis, Mo.
He volunteers as organizer of the Society of Professional Journalists International Community and is vice-president of the St. Continue reading
So, that went well!
As it turns out, members have shown you’re passionate about promoting diversity and encouraging all journalists, no matter their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or anything else, to join us as a member of SPJ. Continue reading
On Monday, the SPJ Board conducted a Skype conference call meeting to appoint a Region 12 director to serve in the interim until national elections in September. Continue reading
A year ago this week, an email appeared in my inbox confirming my membership with the SPJ. I had just graduated from university, and I was trying to figure out the next steps. Continue reading
Today! We’re asking all SPJ members to post a selfie in social media with the hashtag #SPJ4all to emphasize that we welcome everyone. Please join us! Continue reading
Over the past nearly 10 months we’ve seen continual clashes between police and African Americans over what some call “excessive force” and “police brutality” towards African Americans. Continue reading
Congrats to all Region 4 Mark of Excellence national “finishers,” all of whom will be recognized at the Student Union event during Excellence in Journalism 2015 in Orlando, Fla., Sept. Continue reading
Today, Facebook is launching its Instant Articles initiative, where news organizations will be hosting content on the social network’s site. Continue reading
There is no denying the media landscape is shifting toward a mobile and digital focus, and on cue the Pew Research Center confirmed it. Last week Pew released the State of the News Media 2015, reaffirming the growth of mobile and digital journalism, while not reporting on the most promising data for legacy media. Continue reading