Monthly Archive: January 2012

SPJ Works | January 31st, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Social Media Weekend: A worthwhile venture – and hashtag


What’s the power of a Twitter hashtag?

It can inform and help us see revolution literally before our eyes (e.g. #Jan25 for the Egyptian revolution). Continue reading

SPJ Works | January 31st, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #
The Working Press reporting interns: Life in the staff lane

Each year, before SPJ and RTDNA’s fabulous national Excellence in Journalism conference kicks off, a dozen talented student journalists gather in an eerily quiet hotel. The building will soon be full of journalists, professors, industry experts and students buzzing with new knowledge and thousands of coffee cups. Continue reading

SPJ Works | January 18th, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
HOORAY FOR US! SPJ reached 9,000 Twitter ‘followers’! (Why we or you shouldn’t care)

Yesterday SPJ reached 9,000 “followers” on Twitter. (And there’s a reason “followers” is in quotes. Hang on for that.)

A nice amount, sure, considering it’s roughly the number of members SPJ had for much of the past 10 years. Continue reading

Western Tales | January 9th, 2012 | #
Mark your calendars for Region 11 Spring Conference, March 30-31

The SPJ Region 11 Spring Conference, set for Friday, March 30-Saturday, March 31 is taking shape.

The conference, hosted by SPJ’s Greater Los Angeles Pro Chapter, will be at the Universal Hilton at Universal City in southern California. Continue reading

Western Tales | January 9th, 2012 | #
Chapter helps arrested journalist

Thanks to work by SPJ’s Northern California Pro chapter, cartoonist Susie Cagle was cleared of all charges following her arrest at the Occupy Oakland protest in November. Continue reading

Western Tales | January 9th, 2012 | #
SPJ/LA announces 2012 officers and newly elected board members

Newly elected officers for the Greater Los Angeles chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists have begun their year-long terms.

The officers are leading a 15-member board, five of whom were elected in December, to serve the chapter, which spans from Ventura through Orange counties. Continue reading

Western Tales | January 9th, 2012 | #
MOE contest deadline is Jan. 25

The Mark of Excellence and Sigma Delta Chi awards are open for entries. The MOE Awards honor the best in collegiate journalism, and the entry deadline is Jan. Continue reading

The Campus Copy | January 8th, 2012 | #
SPJ’s 2012 Student Opportunities

The Society of Professional Journalists offers multiple career development opportunities each year for its valued student members. Here are a few of those opportunities with approaching deadlines. Continue reading

The Campus Copy | January 8th, 2012 | #
Mark of Excellence Awards Deadline Approaching

As you spent the first week of 2012 writing your New Year’s resolutions, what did you include on your list?  Hit the gym? Eat healthy? Quit procrastinating? Continue reading

Bylines and Deadlines | January 8th, 2012 | #, #, #
Making Transition From Journalist To Mystery Writer Less Mysterious

Wednesday night at the Salmagundi Club, SPJ’s New York Deadline Club is holding a program that will provide insights on what it takes to make the switch from journalist to mystery author. Continue reading