Monthly Archive: December 2011


Stay Tuned: Scenes From Studio SPJ | December 21st, 2011 | #, #, #, #
More ethics training needed

More education, training and discussion is needed so journalists – especially new college graduates – have a solid understanding of ethical behavior and potential conflicts of interest. Continue reading


The Campus Copy | December 20th, 2011 | #
SPJ Chapter Records Musical Minutes

When Columbia University’s SPJ chapter records its meeting minutes, it literally records them. In the short entertaining videos, chapter leaders sing about key items discussed at their meetings. Continue reading


Bylines and Deadlines | December 19th, 2011 | #, #, #, #, #
News You Can Use On The 2012 Region 1 Conference

The 2012 Society of Professional Journalists Spring Conference is three months away, but conference organizers with the Press Club of Long Island have already made it possible to get a look at the schedule through an app for mobile devices. Continue reading


Stay Tuned: Scenes From Studio SPJ | December 18th, 2011 | #, #
The Ethics of Freelancing

More and more journalists are turning to freelancing but does that mean they abandon their ethics simply because they aren’t employed by a single news outlet? Continue reading


Classrooms and Newsrooms: The J-Education Forum | December 9th, 2011 | #
China’s News Broadcaster and a Thesis

Before I arrived at West Texas A&M as a faculty member in the Department of Communication, I was teaching in Seoul, South Korea. I had really great cable television service, so I kept up with the day’s events through several English-language news networks and programs: the BBC, CNN International, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Arirang TV (based in Korea) and China Central Television (CCTV). Continue reading


SPJ Works | December 5th, 2011 | #, #, #
Musician turned nonprofiteer delivers the SPJ dish

Hi there. I think it’s about time I introduce myself. I’m Abby Henkel, the communications coordinator here at SPJ HQ. Maybe you have read some of the newsletters, tweets and press releases I have written, raising important questions in your mind, such as, “What’s for dinner?”

I can’t answer that — though I suggest something with kale — but I can tell you a little about what it’s been like as an outsider to journalism working for journalists far and wide. Continue reading