Monthly Archive: September 2013


Rocky Mountain SPJ | September 28th, 2013 | #
Is it time to change SPJ’s name?

One of the more interesting issues that came up at the SPJ National Convention in Anaheim was whether the Society of Professional Journalists should change its name. Continue reading


Rocky Mountain SPJ | September 28th, 2013 | #
What do you want out of regional conference next year?

Next year’s regional conference will be March 28-30 in Salt Lake City. As we discussed at our regional meeting, we will be doing it at the BYU Salt Lake Center, which is easily accessible from the TRAX light-rail system. Continue reading


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


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