Monthly Archive: September 2013

Mouth of the South | September 23rd, 2013 | #
Not your average Joe

This is going to sound ridiculous at first.

An SPJ chapter in Florida is raising money for a troubled reporter in Chicago – even though he hasn’t asked for the help, and even though a judge might not allow it. Continue reading

SPJ Nomenclature | September 20th, 2013 | #
Storify: On SPJ’s potential name change

On August 30, media blogger Jim Romenesko wrote about a resolution proposing a name change of the Society of Professional Journalists to the “Society for Professional Journalism.”

Here’s what members and the public have to say about the idea:

[View the story “Discussing SPJ’s potential name change” on Storify] Continue reading

Mouth of the South | September 16th, 2013 | #
Old excuses for new name

I’ve mentioned five reasons to change SPJ’s name. Here are five excuses not to.

1. It’ll cost too much.

2. It won’t lure new members and will scare off existing ones. Continue reading

Mouth of the South | September 6th, 2013 | #
More than a name change

Even though I have a penis, I can join the National Organization for Women.

And even though I have very little pigment, I can join the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Continue reading