The Leading Edge January 19th, 2017

It’s almost Annual Report time!

By Chrystal Parvin

It’s that time of year again, to start preparing for Annual Reports!

This is an early notice that your report will be due May 30, 2017 and cover the period from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. Continue reading


The Leading Edge January 19th, 2017

It’s almost Annual Report time!

By Chrystal Parvin

It’s that time of year again, to start preparing for Annual Reports!

This is an early notice that your report will be due May 30, 2017 and cover the period from May 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight January 17th, 2017

SPJ Member of the Month: Emil Dansker

By Susan Stevens

Older members are the backbone of SPJ, but they don’t often get the recognition year in and year out. We’re going to remedy that – for one person – this month by declaring Emil Dansker our SPJ Member of the Month. Continue reading


The X Factor January 13th, 2017

Contest Rules and Eligibility

By Ethan Chung

Below is an FAQ, plus rules, eligibility, and categories for the 2016 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest. Click here to enter. For questions or help, please email the contest committee. Continue reading


The X Factor January 13th, 2017

How to Enter the Contest (A Visual Guide)

By Ethan Chung

The Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest is now live. We are using BetterBNC, the same platform as last year. If you entered the 2015 contest, use the same credentials you used last year. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker January 12th, 2017

Seized funds and communication strategy

By Andy Schotz

The SPJ national board took up two topics — money and communication — during an electronic meeting on Jan. 5:

1 – In September, the board voted to revoke the charters of three SPJ chapters: Mid-Florida Pro, North Central Florida Pro and Inland Northwest Pro. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker January 12th, 2017

Seized funds and communication strategy

By Andy Schotz

The SPJ national board took up two topics — money and communication — during an electronic meeting on Jan. 5:

1 – In September, the board voted to revoke the charters of three SPJ chapters: Mid-Florida Pro, North Central Florida Pro and Inland Northwest Pro. Continue reading


Code Words January 12th, 2017

BuzzFeed and CNN Are Not “Fake News”

By Andrew Seaman

The term “fake news” meant very little before President-elect Donald Trump’s first press conference since winning the White House. Social media users largely misused the term into obscurity by labeling even accurate information as “fake news.”

The term experienced a rebirth today during Trump’s press conference. Continue reading


Code Words January 11th, 2017

To Publish or Not to Publish

By Andrew Seaman

Photo: Diego Cambiaso

CNN broke news on Tuesday afternoon that U.S. intelligence officials briefed President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump on “allegations that Russian operatives claim to have compromising personal and financial information about Mr. Continue reading


First Draft January 11th, 2017

A public connection

By Alex Veeneman

Bush House, the former home of the BBC World Service in London, where nightly broadcasts became a comfort for the author. (Photo: Nigel Cox/CC license)

It was a night in Spring 2009, just before 1am. Continue reading


The Independent Journalist January 10th, 2017

Some encouragement for freelancers as we head into 2017

By Hazel Becker

For many independent journalists I know, it’s discouraging to see the continuing string of newsroom layoffs that began in late 2016, including those announced by Dow Jones and Gannett in October that put hundreds of journalists out of work. Continue reading


Net Worked January 6th, 2017

Twitter, authenticity and the audience

By Alex Veeneman

The record in the background is one with a driving rock, sort of punk sound, with vocal elements that echoes a sound nearly similar to that of the British rapper The Streets. Continue reading


Net Worked January 6th, 2017

Twitter, authenticity and the audience

By Alex Veeneman

The record in the background is one with a driving rock, sort of punk sound, with vocal elements that echoes a sound nearly similar to that of the British rapper The Streets. Continue reading


Code Words January 4th, 2017

Social Media Ethics Must Be Taught

By Alex Veeneman

Jason Howie/Flickr Creative Commons

Social media remains at the center of news consumption for audiences. The platforms have become ubiquitous with news consumption, as they become publishers and media companies in their own right. Continue reading


Code Words January 2nd, 2017

Twitter Fight Points to Larger Problem

By Andrew Seaman

Photo: Diego Cambiaso

A post on Twitter ignited a discussion Sunday about the type of relationship that exists between President-elect Donald Trump and MSNBC hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski. Continue reading