SPJ Member Spotlight | April 22nd, 2014

Congrats to Steve York, our April Volunteer of the Month!

By Dana Neuts

Congratulations to Steve York of the Louisville Pro Chapter of SPJ who has been named our April SPJ Volunteer of the Month! York was nominated by chapter president Robyn Sekula for being the backbone of the board. Continue reading


Mouth of the South | April 22nd, 2014

BEST OF THE SOUTH

By Michael Koretzky

Meet the best college journalists in the South.

They’re the 2013 winners of the College Top 10, a unique journalism contest run by SPJ’s Green Eyeshade Awards – itself a unique contest. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | April 21st, 2014

2014 Regional Conference Recap

By Susan Stevens

April 21, 2014

If you missed it, sorry! Chicago’s Region 5 conference drew 140 of your colleagues and friends, plus about 30 presenters. Ethics was the afternoon focus, with three afternoon sessions: the Ethics AdviceLine advisers, the head Northwestern University’s Medill Watchdog, and an intense discussion of the Code of Ethics and how it might be changed. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | April 21st, 2014

Chicago Ethics Report

By Susan Stevens

SPJ Code of Ethics: Chicago Report

The following suggestions and comments regarding the 2014 overhaul of the 1996 SPJ Ethics Code come from the April 12 SPJ Region 5 conference in Chicago. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | April 21st, 2014

A critique: first draft of SPJ Code of Ethics update

By Andy Schotz

One of the major projects on SPJ’s agenda this year is a review – and possible update – of the SPJ Code of Ethics.

The code of ethics was last updated in 1996. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | April 16th, 2014

Congratulations! Mark of Excellence Awards list

By Susan Stevens

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists gladly recognizes the 2013 Mark of Excellence Awardswinners from Region 5. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | April 16th, 2014

Mark of Excellence Award duplicate order form

By Susan Stevens

Duplicate order form for Mark of Excellence Awards
____________________________________________________________________________________
Regional certificates: $3.00 each + $2.00 (total) for postage = $5.00
Year:
Category:
Name(s) of award winner(s):
Title of entry:
College/ University:
Address where the award(s) should be shipped:

Number of duplicate awards:
Payment information:
Card Type: Ο Visa Ο MasterCard Ο American Express
Card # ____________________________________________
Name on the card: ___________________________________ Authorized signature ___________________________________
Expiration date and 3 Digit security code: ______________
Total $______________

Email address for receipt___________________________________________

Please call Chad Hosier at 317-920-4791 or e-mail Chosier@spj.org with questions. Continue reading


First Draft | April 16th, 2014

Google Chrome: The Only Browser You’ll Ever Need

By Claudia Amezcua

by Victoria Reitano

Ok, maybe not the only browser, but pretty close! I started using Chrome as a way to be more productive about two years ago and I haven’t looked back. Continue reading


The Leading Edge | April 14th, 2014

Congrats & Annual Reports!

By Tara Puckey, SPJ Chapter Coordinator

Chapter Cash

Congrats to another chapter for receiving a 2013-2014 Chapter Grant to fund some of their awesome programming. The Columbia University SPJ Chapter will be hosting a program about FOI issues and we’re sure it will be great. Continue reading


First Draft | April 14th, 2014

Three Web Design Resources Every New Grad Should Play With

By Claudia Amezcua

by Guest Blogger Maria Murriel

What most surprises me about working with journalism students — I’m an alumni mentor with my local chapter — is that students still lack an established digital curriculum. Continue reading


First Draft | April 14th, 2014

Three Web Design Resources Every New Grad Should Play With

By Claudia Amezcua

by Guest Blogger Maria Murriel

What most surprises me about working with journalism students — I’m an alumni mentor with my local chapter — is that students still lack an established digital curriculum. Continue reading


First Draft | April 8th, 2014

6 Things to Bring to an Interview (and 6 Things to Hide)

By Jennifer Nicole Sullivan

Journalists should always be prepared. That’s why it’s crucial that you bring these six items to every interview. If you forget something, your interviewer (most likely an editor) may think you’re a space cadet—not a good first impression! Continue reading


4th Estate | April 7th, 2014

Good stuff in Columbus

By Patti Newberry

Congrats to the Central Ohio Chapter for staging a super Region 4 Conference in Columbus April 4-5! Chapter President Beth Gianforcaro, 

Beth Gianforcaro headed the conference planning committee. Continue reading


First Draft | April 5th, 2014

5 Tools to Increase Your Productivity

By Claudia Amezcua

by Victoria Reitano

My favorite recommendation for people who feel they “don’t have enough time” is Laura Vanderkam’s “168 Hours: You Have More Time Than You Think”. Continue reading


4th Estate | April 3rd, 2014

Columbus or bust!

By Patti Newberry

Heading to Columbus tomorrow for what promises to be a great Region 4 Conference.

Congrats to Central Ohio Chapter President Beth Gianforcaro and her team for pulling together “Celebrating our past, recreating our future,” running April 4-5 in Columbus. Continue reading