Monthly Archive: December 2012


The Independent Journalist | December 31st, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Make a resolution to do better on social media

The Christmas decorations are coming down and the New Year’s fireworks are going up. Also around this time, long lists of New Year’s resolutions go up, too. Continue reading


The SPJ Garden Center | December 21st, 2012 | #, #
Guest Blog: Transparency is good for members and good for SPJ

Press Club of Long Island okays openness policy, sets stage for national Society of Professional guidelines

Guest post by Carl Corry, Director at Large

Following up on its resolution to require greater financial transparency for SPJ chapters, which  narrowly failed at the Fort Lauderdale convention in September, the Press Club of Long Island has approved a policy establishing rules covering both financial disclosure and “openness in general.”

The measure, believed to be the first of its kind among SPJ chapters, sets the stage for openness guidelines currently being considered for SPJ and all of its chapters. Continue reading


The Leading Edge | December 21st, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Santa, fill my stocking with SPJ gear

That’s right, it’s here – The SPJ J-Mart.

 

 

Load up just in time for the holidays with tons of SPJ and Sigma Delta Chi products,

ranging from T-shirts to hoodies, plates to posters, flask necklaces to water bottles, and we’ve even included a few items for those of you who want to show some SPJ spirit by dressing your kids (furry or otherwise) in some cool gear. Continue reading


Code Words | December 20th, 2012 | #
Share your newsroom’s plagiarism policy

Representatives from some of the most prominent journalism organizations are confronting the industry’s struggle with plagiarism and fabrication. To better understand the issue, we want to hear from the nation’s newsrooms about their policies aimed at eradicating such behavior. Continue reading


The Leading Edge | December 20th, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Winter brings programming cash for two chapters

Congratulations to the two chapters receiving Chapter Grants for the month of December!

The campus SPJ chapter at Truman State University will be taking an in-depth look at crime reporting during their upcoming program “Inside look: Crime and emergency response reporting.” The chapter was awarded a $250 grant to partner with area emergency responders, including the University police, local police department and Sheriff’s office to “host a panel and a mock press conference to help the community better understand what happens during a criminal investigation as well as an emergency response situation. Continue reading


The Heartland Beat | December 19th, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Former Missouri politician starts news website, looks to hire a reporter

When the Missouri General Assembly gavels open its session next month, a new media company based in Jefferson City plans to go live right along with it. Continue reading


The X Factor | December 19th, 2012 | #, #, #, #
Contest Time is Just Around the Corner

Revised Jan. 7, 2013 (changes are noted in red) — On Jan. 7, 2013, we’ll open the call for entries in the 2012 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest. Continue reading


Net Worked | December 15th, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Video Grammar for Journalists: Apps, Gadgets and GorillaPods, oh my!

Back with more video grammar for multimedia journalists.

To date we’ve talked shooting technique and how to shoot video like a pro. Indeed, it’s all about aesthetics and enhancing storytelling! Continue reading


Net Worked | December 13th, 2012 | #, #, #
With Twitter, Sometimes Timing Is Everything

 

There’s more to Twitter than just crafting a good Tweet, using the right hashtag and including links.

In many ways, the timing can make or break your Tweet. Continue reading


The Leading Edge | December 12th, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Fun journalism? No way

Taking their lead from SPJ South Florida, who hosted a “One Night Stand” a few months back, students from the SPJ chapter at the University of Arizona hosted a Zine Party of their own. Continue reading


The SPJ Garden Center | December 6th, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Roundup: 4 notes for SPJ members as 2012 draws to a close

This blog has been silent for a while as I’ve been in transition to a new job and new city! Meanwhile, there is lots going on with SPJ, so I thought I’d do a roundup of highlights. Continue reading


The Independent Journalist | December 5th, 2012 | #, #, #, #, #, #
SPJ Solutions Offers Insurance Benefits to Members

As a long-time freelancer, one of the biggest challenges I’ve faced is acquiring the kind of benefits that come along with a day job — life insurance, health insurance, sick time, vacation time, etc. Continue reading


Code Words | December 5th, 2012 | #, #, #
When is a picture too much?

By Andrew M. Seaman

One of the last moments of Ki Suk Han’s life was broadcast to the world on the cover of Tuesday’s New York Post. Continue reading