Monthly Archive: February 2012


Journalism and the World | February 29th, 2012 | #
SPJ President on Journalist Deaths in Syria

The president of the Society of Professional Journalists, John Ensslin, has expressed his sorrow over the recent journalist deaths in Syria.

He did so on his SPJ blog, Freedom of the Prez, to which the International Journalism Committee is pleased to provide this link. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | February 24th, 2012 | #
When War Reporters are the Targets

David Carr of The New York Times has taken an interesting look at what happens when journalists are the ones targeted in a war zone.

“The last thing wanted by lawless regimes who govern through might is transparency and the free flow of information,” he wrote in Thursday’s (2/23) Media Decoder column. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | February 22nd, 2012 | #
Violence Claims Two More Journalists in Syria

Two journalists were killed Feb. 22 when Syrian forces shelled the city of Homs.

Marie Colvin was an American war correspondent, and Remi Ochlik was a French photojournalist. Continue reading


Stay Tuned: Scenes From Studio SPJ | February 21st, 2012 | #, #, #, #
A conversation with Thomas Peele

Tune in on Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 1 p.m. Eastern when the next broadcast of Studio SPJ will feature a talk with the author of a new book on the assassination of Oakland journalist Chauncey Bailey. Continue reading


Western Tales | February 6th, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Registration Open for “Best of the West: 2012 SPJ Spring Conference”

Registration is now open for “Best of the West: 2012 SPJ Spring Conference,” set for March 30-31 at the Hilton Universal City in Los Angeles.

Visit the conference website at http://spjla-bestofthewest.org/ to register for the conference and Mark of Excellence luncheon, and to book a hotel room at the Hilton Universal. Continue reading