Monthly Archive: November 2013
The Nov. 16 edition of Studio SPJ featured a lively debate between two members of the SPJ name change task force.
Region 3 Director Michael Koretzky argued the case for changing our name from “Society of Professional Journalists” to “Society for Professional Journalism,” while Region 2 Director Andy Schotz argued against the change. Continue reading
SPJ Member Spotlight | November 30th, 2013 | #Pro Chapter, #Volunteer of the Month
Meet Eva Ruth Moravec, SPJ’s November Volunteer of the Month
Congratulations to Eva Ruth Moravec, SPJ’s November Volunteer of the Month!
Eva Ruth helped revive the San Antonio Pro chapter several years ago, along with the help of a great team of officers and new members. Continue reading
Here are some arguments against the name change from two other members of our name change Task Force, Region 2 Director Andy Schotz and Paul Davis, a former SPJ national president. Continue reading
As many of you know, we are in the midst of a lively debate over whether The Society of Professional Journalists should change its name to The Society for Professional Journalism. Continue reading
The Heartland Beat | November 25th, 2013 | #board of curators, #danforth foundation, #david sheets, #ketc, #kwmu, #lee enterprises, #margaret wolf frievogel, #Media News, #merger, #national public radio, #nine network, #post-dispatch, #pulitzer, #st. louis beacon, #st. louis public radio, #tim eby, #university of missouri at columbia, #university of missouri-st. louis, #wayne goode
Media merger creates new St. Louis news source
With the merger of St. Louis Public Radio and the St. Louis Beacon comes an all-digital nonprofit news-gathering organization expected to do more than draw a new face on both operations. Continue reading
The Heartland Beat | November 21st, 2013 | #a fragile trust, #affirmative action, #david sheets, #Education, #gerald boyd, #Jayson Blair, #Media Criticism, #Media News, #New York Times, #Plagiarism, #plaza frontenac, #racism, #samantha grant, #St. Louis, #st. louis international film festival
Jayson Blair’s story is told again in a new documentary
When reporter Jayson Blair was exposed as a serial plagiarist in 2003, his employer, The New York Times, regarded the admission as “a low point in the 152-year history of the newspaper.”
The resulting crisis in confidence cast a long shadow over not just the Times, but also over all of newspaper journalism and the efficacy of affirmative action hiring. Continue reading
How should journalists handle sources on social media, especially during breaking news? Should a journalist verify a social media account or have to speak directly with the user before posting information from accounts? Continue reading
The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | November 18th, 2013 | #Adam Goldman, #Capricia Alston, #Edward Snowden, #Georgetown, #Georgetown SPJ, #Matt Apuzzo, #Mikayla Bouchard, #Nayana Davis, #Pulitzer Prize, #The Associated Press, #Wikileaks
At Georgetown, authors and officers
A Nov. 11 SPJ event at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., served two purposes.
First, the audience of about 40 people got to hear from and talk to Pulitzer Prize winners Matt Apuzzo and Adam Goldman about their new book, “Enemies Within: Inside the NYPD’s Secret Spying Unit and Bin Laden’s Final Plot Against America.” It is based on their reporting for The Associated Press. Continue reading
Whos News? Diversity Every Day | November 14th, 2013 | #Uncategorized
Four ways to build a diverse panel, and why it matters
If you’ve ever walked into a room and been “the only one,” whether it involved race, gender or another factor, you know the feeling of exclusion that lack of representation creates. Continue reading
Due to technical difficulties, the Live Chat regarding SPJ’s potential name change has been postponed. Additional details will appear here as soon as they are available. Continue reading
The Heartland Beat | November 11th, 2013 | #american journalism review, #bill babcock, #columbia journalism review, #david sheets, #Freelancing, #gateway journalism review, #gjr, #Media Criticism, #Media News, #St. Louis
Gateway Journalism Review needs your help
Media criticism is alive and well in the Midwest ― but it needs your help.
The Gateway Journalism Review, published continuously in magazine form since 1970, analyzes media behavior across a 16-state region, from Ohio to Oklahoma, from Arkansas to North Dakota. Continue reading
The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | November 7th, 2013 | #Amy Cherry, #April Bethea, #Brett Hall, #Christina Jackson, #D.C., #Davd Cabrera, #David Burns, #Delaware Pro, #Emily Schweich, #Greater Charlotte Pro, #Jonathan Michels, #Keith Cannon, #Maryland Pro, #Melissa Burke, #Minal Bopaiah, #North Carolina Pro, #Richmond, #Salisbury University, #Scripps Institute, #Ted Scripps Leadership Institute, #University of Maryland, #Washington, #Western Carolina University
That’s the best way I can think of to describe the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute – SPJ immersion.
You learn a lot about a lot, from what SPJ is and does to the psychology of leadership. Continue reading
The Society of Professional Journalists is in a year of transition. The board, including student representatives Lindsey and Michael, is discussing changing the name and changing the Code of Ethics. Continue reading
Code Words | November 5th, 2013 | #Uncategorized
Quill Flashback: 21st-Century Journalism Requires 21st-Century Code
The following opinion piece originally appeared in Quill Magazine in April 2011. To read the counterpoint that appeared in the same issue, follow this link: Quill Flashback: The Current Code is Inclusive and Flexible
By Steve Buttry
The SPJ Code of Ethics absolutely needs an update. Continue reading