Net Worked August 30th, 2015

We Carry On: A Tribute to Alison and Adam

By Bethany Bella

It was a disorienting Wednesday morning on Twitter.

My eyes and thumbs perused the normal banter of old high school friends, article links tossed out by the slew of environmental journalists I follow for Earth updates. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez August 28th, 2015

Memorial Funds for WDBJ’s Alison Parker and Adam Ward

By Dana E. Neuts

As we work through the tragedy that faced Alison Parker and Adam Ward earlier this week, many have asked about making donations in their honor. Here is a list of some funds that have been set up. Continue reading


Code Words August 26th, 2015

Thank You, WDBJ-7

By Andrew Seaman

Image accompanying WDBJ-7’s Twitter post.

Following the murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward today in Virginia, journalists and news organizations around the country made a series of bad decisions. Continue reading
Journalism and the World August 25th, 2015

Lessons China Needs To Learn From Hong Kong

By Dan Kubiske

As usual, journalist Frank Ching is spot on in his analysis.

When Hong Kong was handed over to China, people were saying Beijing could learn from Hong Kong how to enter the modern world of finance and politics. Continue reading


Code Words August 21st, 2015

Journalists Can Responsibly Use Hacked Data

By Andrew Seaman

Stories are starting to trickle out of the massive hack of Ashley Madison, which is touted as a dating website for people who are already married. Continue reading
Journalism and the World August 21st, 2015

Summary of how Chinese authorities hinder Tianjin reporting

By Dan Kubiske

China Digital Times put together an excellent summary of how authorities are preventing Chinese and foreign media from covering the Tianjin explosions.

Tianjin: Journalism Stands as Official Line Stumbles

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First Draft August 19th, 2015

Making the Best Use of Your Time at EIJ (Which Isn’t Easy to Do!)

By Claudia Amezcua

I know The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando is so hard to pass up for journalists of the Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin leanings (does anyone really want to be in Hufflepuff?). Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight August 18th, 2015

Congratulations to Bob Roberts, SPJ volunteer of the month

By Susan Stevens

Bob Roberts

A long-loyal SPJ member who has worked behind the scenes for journalism and journalists as well as in front of a mic is SPJ’s Volunteer of the Month for August. Continue reading


Net Worked August 11th, 2015

Snapchat Discover Making Moves

By Taylor Barker

Every reporter, every news company wants its products to be viewed by as many people as possible. Social media has made it easier for stories to be shared quicker and wider, and earlier this year Snapchat entered the news game with the Discover feature. Continue reading


Net Worked August 10th, 2015

How Twitter is keeping tabs on the news

By Alex Veeneman

Twitter’s news tab, unveiled last week, as seen on its iOS platform. (Photo by the author.)

Last week, Twitter made available to some users in the United States a new feature called the News Tab. Continue reading


4th Estate August 7th, 2015

Dispatch, SPLC share Pulliam

By Patti Newberry

A little late — but another big honor for Region 4.

SPJ announced on July 24 that the Columbus Dispatch and the Student Press Law Center were awarded the Eugene S. Continue reading


4th Estate August 7th, 2015

4th Estate 2015-08-07 17:40:08

By Patti Newberry

Thanks — belatedly — to Kevin Smith for sending this note about yet-another Region 4 win: the Pulliam First Amendment Award to the Columbus Dispatch.

INDIANAPOLIS – Jill Riepenhoff and Todd Jones are the 2009 recipients of the Eugene S. Continue reading


Net Worked August 6th, 2015

Stewart’s Journalism 101

By Alex Veeneman

Jon Stewart, who signs off tonight from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, influenced the modern media culture of America, and had lessons for those in the media industry. Continue reading


FOI FYI August 6th, 2015

FOI Win in Georgia: Defamation Law Repealed

By Ashley Mayrianne Jones

An archaic law prohibiting criminal defamation has been repealed in Georgia, writes Matt J. Duffy, an SPJ Georgia member, and member of SPJGA First Amendment, FOI and Ethics Committee. Continue reading


First Draft August 6th, 2015

How to make the most out of #EIJ15

By Claudia Amezcua

Note: This post has been adapted from a previous post about attending #EIJ12

by Lynn Walsh

The Excellence in Journalism Conference is right around the corner. Continue reading