Impunity for the murder of journalists is hardly a new phenomenon in Latin America, but the ambush-style killings of four Paraguayan journalists in a year and a half has stirred domestic and international outrage and plunged an already beleaguered government into crisis. Continue reading
Ohio will add secrecy to executions of death row inmates next March 20 — assuming the governor signs a bill passed yesterday. Continue reading
A landmark diplomatic agreement between the United States and Cuba also opens a door to American journalists who encountered obstacles in glimpsing inside the closeted island nation over the past 50 years. Continue reading
Julie Asher, now three-time president of the Washington, D.C., Pro Chapter, is SPJ’s Volunteer of the Month for December. Congratulations, Julie!
Here is how Julie found herself D.C. Continue reading
I am a huge, huge fan of Study Abroad programs. Last week, the topic enjoyed some relatively rare national attention during the White House’s Summit on Study Abroad and Global Citizenship. Continue reading
Our chapters throughout the country do amazing work to keep government open. Here is a great example, directly in the words of Richard Knee, SPJ NorCal Freedom of Information Committee:
SPJ’s Northern California Chapter has for the second time this year advanced freedom of information in San Francisco, convincing a transparency watchdog commission that a member of the Board of Supervisors twice violated the city’s 1999, voter-passed Sunshine Ordinance through tardy, incomplete delivery of requested public documents to a co-chair of SPJ NorCal’s Freedom of Information Committee. Continue reading
Christmas arrived early for Instagram. The photo- and video-sharing service announced this week that it reached a major milestone: 300 million monthly active members.
Not quite the audience of Facebook (over 1.4 billion), or Twitter (500 million tweets daily), but enough that journalists really ought to pay it more attention. Continue reading
Dear supporters of international journalism,
The world of journalism continues to change rapidly. But while many in the industry debate business models, the latest data-mining software or the impact of the Facebook news feed, the threats and dangers faced by colleagues across the world remains the same. Continue reading
The managing editor of Rolling Stone added an editor’s note earlier today to the magazine’s bombshell campus rape story that was published online November 19. Continue reading
SPJ stalwart Kevin Smith returned to the Ohio Statehouse this week to once again present the Society’s objections to a bill that would add secrecy to Ohio’s death penalty. Continue reading
Well, heck, that sure didn’t last.
And it’s not hard to understand why.
SugarString, an attempt by Verizon to create a technology news website in the vein of Wired or The Verge, dissipated like sugar in warm water this week after the site’s editor admitted it would not lay even a keystroke on two key telecommunications issues: government surveillance and network neutrality. Continue reading
The chairman and chief executive officer of Hubbard Broadcasting, Inc., which owns KSTP-TV in Minneapolis, responded to the #Pointergate statement made last month by the Society’s Minnesota Pro Chapter. Continue reading
Hello, all. It has only been a few weeks since I posted the last update, but we’ve accomplished so much that it is almost baffling. I am so proud of SPJ staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication to the cause. Continue reading
Now in full swing since the summer, our SPJ Digital and Freelance Communities are ready to hold elections for community officers and leaders. Here’s how the elections will work: Continue reading
Nominations for community leaders are open Dec.
Post by Mike Brannen
It may be cliche, but this is a good weekend to take time and recognize all the things TV newscast producers should be thankful for. Continue reading