The Heartland Beat | October 1st, 2014

Drake University SPJ chapter set for another successful year

By Rob McLean

Drake University (via Picture Des Moines/Flickr)

 

By Lauren Whan

Each month, Lauren Whan, Region 7 assistant for campus affairs, will take a look at a university chapter from across the region. Continue reading


The Heartland Beat | September 30th, 2014

Region 7 Career Connection, 09.29.14

By Rob McLean

Each week, The Heartland Beat will post four journalism jobs from within the region. Continue reading

KCCI — the Des Moines, Iowa, CBS affiliate — is searching for a news producer.


Western Tales | September 30th, 2014

New campus chapters, social media accounts

By Matthew T. Hall

Our social media reach is slowly expanding here in Region 11. As is our empire itself; I’m happy to report that we have a new SPJ chapter at CSU, Sacramento, and that California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, is working to start another. Continue reading


SPJ Works | September 26th, 2014

Words in news, not in life

By Taylor Carlier

The world of journalism has its many intricacies, quirks and down right oddities, but one common theme is the frequent use of words that don’t really exist in the common, day-to-day language of average Americans. Continue reading


4th Estate | September 26th, 2014

Cincy restaging ‘Cabaret’

By Patti Newberry

The Greater Cincinnati chapter wants local journos to bring their war stories to its second annual JOURNALISM CABARET on Oct. 8.

With an “open mike” setting, journalists are invited to take to the stage to tell stories about their best, their worst or their funniest experiences in journalism. Continue reading


The Heartland Beat | September 23rd, 2014

Region 7 Career Connection, 09.23.14

By Rob McLean

Each week, The Heartland Beat will post four journalism jobs from within the region. Continue reading

The Ames Tribune is searching for a copy editor/page designer. Click here for details.


Freedom of the Prez | September 22nd, 2014

Highlights, week of Sept. 15

By Dana Neuts

With EIJ two weeks behind us now, things are slowing down a little bit, but the momentum that started at the convention is still going strong. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | September 21st, 2014

Soviet-style information control

By Andy Schotz

Kathryn Foxhall, a member of the Washington, D.C., Pro chapter board and longtime freelance reporter, was one of two individuals and two groups to receive a Sunshine Award this month at this year’s SPJ national convention in Nashville. Continue reading


Rocky Mountain SPJ | September 20th, 2014

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists

By Tom Johnson

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists
Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director
By Jonathan Peters

Fair warning, all ye who interfere with newsgathering: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is getting ready to sue you. Continue reading


SPJ Works | September 19th, 2014

BRANDED: How young journos can make a name for themselves

By Taylor Carlier

Let’s be honest, I’m not great at branding myself in the journalism world, and if we run the stats I am probably not qualified to write a post about it. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | September 19th, 2014

Victor Hernandez: September Volunteer of the Month

By Robyn Davis Sekula

Victor Hernandez

A big thanks to Victor Hernandez for his great work shepherding the Excellence in Journalism news team for the past two years – as a volunteer, no less. Continue reading


4th Estate | September 19th, 2014

Athens in 2015

By Patti Newberry

 

OU’s SPJ chapter picked up Campus Chapter of the Year in Nashville.

Calender update: Be sure to save the date for the regional conference in Athens, Ohio, March 20-21. Continue reading


4th Estate | September 19th, 2014

Columbus fetes Smith

By Patti Newberry

Kevin Smith picked up SPJ’s top honor for his work on the new Ethics Code and other efforts.

Kevin Z. Smith — former SPJ prez, former R4 regional director and former long-time chair of the SPJ Ethics Committee — will be the guest of honor at the Central Ohio Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists/Ohio State University event Oct. Continue reading


4th Estate | September 18th, 2014

‘Ohio’s Best’ event Oct. 25

By Patti Newberry

Region 4 journalists and journalist-wanna-bes can rub shoulders with some of the best journalists in Ohio Oct. 25 in Cleveland.

Who are they? The winners of  Ohio’s Best 2014 competition, hosted by the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati SPJ chapters — are all available on the contest’s website. Continue reading


Who's News? Diversity Every Day | September 18th, 2014

Diversity Committee: Looking ahead to the coming year

By April Bethea

It was nice to meet many of you in Nashville and I look forward to working with everyone in the upcoming year. I wanted to follow-up on a few items that came up during and after the EIJ conference. Continue reading