Journalism and the World July 27th, 2016

Prejudice: One of the outcomes of censorship

By Dan Kubiske

This article was first posted at Journalism, Journalists and the World.

China Digital Times pulled a great item from an interview with Chinese publisher Bao Pu and writers Guo Xiaolu and Hao Qun (who goes by the pen name Murong Xuecun) from the June 3 issue of Foreign Policy. Continue reading


Code Words July 25th, 2016

SPJ is Not Behind a Mass Media Conspiracy to Skew Coverage of Terrorism

By Andrew Seaman

The Society’s Twitter mentions periodically get inundated by people who believe the organization is orchestrating a plot among major media organizations – for unknown reasons – to spin news about acts of terrorism. Continue reading


The X Factor July 22nd, 2016

Regional Conference Resources

By Ethan Chung

Greetings! Apologies for my tardiness with this post. Below you will find some resources from a few of the Region 10 Conference sessions. I will add to this post as more resources pop up. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight July 20th, 2016

Ginny Frizzi: SPJ’s July Member of the Month

By Susan Stevens

Ginny Frizzi

SPJ has countless members who work hard, month after month and year after year, to help the organization at the local and national levels. Continue reading


Journalism and the World July 13th, 2016

Web Editor Needed in Cambodia

By Dan Kubiske

From GlobalJobs

Web Editor

The Cambodia Daily Location Phnom Penh, Cambodia Sector Commercial Experience Early Career / Mid Career Position description

Manage the global presence of Cambodia’s most trusted newspaper. Continue reading


Code Words July 13th, 2016

Theater of the Absurd: Cable News Contributors

By Andrew Seaman

Photo Credit: Flickr

Few stories are more common during election years than controversies surrounding cable news contributors, who are paid to come on air at the beck and call of news organizations. Continue reading
FOI FYI July 13th, 2016

Video and transcript: David Cuillier’s full Senate Judiciary Committee testimony on “FOIA at Fifty: Has the Sunshine Law’s Promise Been Fulfilled?”

By Billy O'Keefe

“This isn’t about journalists against the government. This is about citizens. Journalists are just the proxies,” David Cuillier, past president of the Society of Professional Journalists and member of the SPJ FOI Committee, told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday. Continue reading


Net Worked July 11th, 2016

Why we must support women in journalism

By Alex Veeneman

At a meeting at the United Nations in New York earlier this year on gender equality, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared to the world that he was a proud feminist, and would keep repeating it “until it was met with a shrug.”

Trudeau, who had only been in office for a few months, had already received global attention for his appointment of a gender-neutral cabinet – 50 percent women, 50 percent men. Continue reading


The risks and rewards of meaningful freelance journalism

By SPJ

Guest blogger: Cirien Saadeh

I recently made the decision to become a full-time freelance journalist after several years of working as a part-time community journalist. Despite having been lucky enough to work in newsrooms in the past, serve on the board of directors of other organizations, and assistant teach journalism classes on the college-level, I’ve always felt like an aspiring journalist. Continue reading


Net Worked July 4th, 2016

Education: A global value

By Alex Veeneman

WGBH’s studios in Boston, whose mission was summarized as helping people cope with the world and their own lives. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)

In the 1970s and 1980s, the public broadcasting station WGBH in Boston began and ended its day with the airing of a small montage, telling viewers in New England about its role. Continue reading


Net Worked July 2nd, 2016

Facebook, an updated algorithm and journalism

By Alex Veeneman

Facebook’s algorithm changes have caused a debate for news organizations. (Photo: Pixabay)

Facebook this week announced plans to implement another change within its algorithm. Yet, these changes would have further implications on the social network’s relationship with journalism. Continue reading


Net Worked July 1st, 2016

The social audience

By Alex Veeneman

Social media has the potential to help news organizations engage with younger audiences. (Photo: Pixabay)

Recently, Dr. Talia Stroud, the director of the Engaging News Project based at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote about a study looking at the role of gender and age in consuming news in the social media and mobile age. Continue reading


Net Worked June 21st, 2016

Why it is truly #SPJ4All

By Alex Veeneman

My photo for #SPJ4All.

Last May, I picked up the telephone at my desk and dialed into New Albany, Indiana. Situated on the Indiana-Kentucky border, it was the town that was home to an idea that is at the core of SPJ’s beliefs, principles and ideas. Continue reading


Write Rite June 19th, 2016

Shrinking the Board is put on hold

By Joseph Radske

The welcome mat remains in place for Iowa and Nebraska to join Region Six. A vote by the full board to shrink the board and reassign Regional Directors failed. Continue reading


The X Factor June 19th, 2016

NW Excellence in Journalism Contest Winners Announced

By Ethan Chung

We are proud to announce the winners of the Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest. This contest is the largest of its kind in the nation and honors journalists across the very diverse Society of Professional Journalists Region 10. Continue reading