Monthly Archive: January 2013


Freedom of the Prez | January 29th, 2013 | #, #, #, #
WHAT WE DID IN ANAHEIM

(Editor’s Note: This report is the president’s synopsis of the Executive Committee’s Jan. 19, 2013, meeting and does not represent the official minutes.)

At its winter meeting in Anaheim, Calif., the SPJ Executive Committee adopted new financial-reporting requirements for chapters, recommended that the full SPJ Board adopt proposed openness and accountability guidelines and asked me to present proposed social media guidelines to the full board at its April meeting. Continue reading


SPJ Works | January 29th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Chat tonight: Manti Te’o and journalism’s history with hoaxes

Failure. Disappointing. Sloppy. People had a lot to say about the role of journalism in the Manti Te’o girlfriend hoax, and much of the commentary assailed the media. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | January 27th, 2013 | #
SPJ & Springtime in St. Louis

SUPER-REGIONAL!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

APRIL 26-27 St. Louis is the site. SPJ is the reason. Increase your skills as a journalist and make new friends.

The spring conference for Regions 5 and 7 will be April 26-27 in the city with the arch. Continue reading


The Leading Edge | January 25th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Get your books in order!

Hey chapters, here’s a heads up:

Over the last six months, two of our local chapters have discovered mishandling of their funds. In an effort to help chapters practice fiscal responsibility, the exec committee recently approved a motion to require pro chapters to submit 12 months of bank statements with their annual reports for the time period covered by the report. Continue reading


Southern Drawl | January 25th, 2013 | #
FAMU’s new editor speaks, adviser doesn’t

FAMU’s student newspaper, the Famuan, has a new editor.   Her name is Angie Meus. She replaces Karl Etters, the editor who had recently won the job but was forced to reapply for it because of a libel charge against the paper from 2011. Continue reading


The Leading Edge | January 24th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Two chapters receive cash for programming

Congratulations to the two chapters selected to receive Chapter Grants for the month of January! They submitted stellar programming ideas and were rewarded accordingly, each receiving $250 to fund their upcoming event. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | January 14th, 2013 | #
New freelancer insurance! Also, newsroom memberships

Deep into this is word about our new insurance plan for uninsured or underinsured journalists. But first, read about the new deal for newsrooms where we hope everyone has good insurance. Continue reading


The SPJ Garden Center | January 13th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
You asked for it! A new way to let Society of Professional Journalists membership work for your newsroom

Find your local chapter!

One of the primary goals immediate past president John Ensslin had during his tenure was to find a meaningful way to offer memberships to news organizations. Continue reading


The Leading Edge | January 9th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
SPJ welcomes Newsroom Members

Attention chapter leaders: We’re giving you yet another opportunity to grow your ranks and fill up with folks straight out of the newsroom. That’s because we’re proud to announce SPJ’s Newsroom Memberships. Continue reading


The X Factor | January 8th, 2013 | #, #, #, #
2012 SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest Calls For Entries

HELENA, Mont., January 7, 2013 – Today Region 10 of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) announced its call for entries for the 2012 SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest. Continue reading


FOI FYI | January 8th, 2013
Utah city makes ‘confidential’ settlement in Taser death suit

When a city government settles a lawsuit claiming one of its police officers killed someone with a supposedly non-lethal weapon, you’d want to know the details, right? Continue reading


The Independent Journalist | January 7th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
In social media, patience is spelled with five W’s

In a perfect world, our words shine like jewels the first time we write or say them.

The reality is, they demand special consideration before displaying them in public. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | January 1st, 2013 | #
Dave Brubeck and Us

Jan 1, 2013

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

(also healthy and prosperous)

 That’s the first time I’ve typed 2013 during our new year. Hope it is great for everyone in SPJ Region 5! Continue reading