Monthly Archive: December 2013


SPJ Member Spotlight | December 23rd, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Congrats to Chris R. Vaccaro, our December Volunteer of the Month!

Congratulations to Chris R. Vaccaro of the Press Club of Long Island (PCLI) for being named our December SPJ Volunteer of the month! Chris was nominated by Bill Bleyer for his outstanding service to the PCLI pro chapter. Continue reading


The Leading Edge | December 10th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
More money for chapters

Congratulations to three chapters who were recently awarded Chapter Grants for their upcoming programs! DePaul University will host a symposium about women in sports journalism, Texas A&M San Antonio plans to hold a workshop about developing community news sites and Delaware Pro will host a series of hands on FOIA programs around the state. Continue reading


The Leading Edge | December 10th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
More money for chapters

Congratulations to three chapters who were recently awarded Chapter Grants for their upcoming programs! DePaul University will host a symposium about women in sports journalism, Texas A&M San Antonio plans to hold a workshop about developing community news sites and Delaware Pro will host a series of hands on FOIA programs around the state. Continue reading


Whos News? Diversity Every Day | December 6th, 2013 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Language matters: Think before you write

What does “elderly” mean to you? Is 60 “elderly?” Cyndi Lauper and Tony Blair, both 60, probably would not agree. Is 80 “elderly?” Perhaps, but why use the word at all? Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | December 3rd, 2013 | #
Live from home: Streaming federal trials (finally!)

Kudos to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals for deciding to stream big federal trials live on the Internet beginning next week, the first federal court to do so. Continue reading


SPJ Nomenclature | December 2nd, 2013 | #
Live Chat Transcript: Discussing SPJ’s potential name change

Missed the live chat? Here’s a transcript of what transpired. More chats will take place over the course of this process, and all are welcome to participate, so stay tuned to SPJ.org and subscribe to this blog to get details on how and when you can participate! Continue reading


The Independent Journalist | December 2nd, 2013 | #
Combining your love for music with journalism

Guest blogger: Ellen Eldridge

Writers feel drawn to the power of crafting a name for themselves by transforming the power of music (or news, events and so on) into the power of words.   Continue reading


SPJ Nomenclature | December 1st, 2013 | #
Live Chat, Monday at Noon ET: Discussing SPJ’s potential name change

Should the Society of Professional Journalists re-name itself The Society for Professional Journalism? The conversation you’ve heard batted around at conventions over the past decade now has formalized into a true discussion under President Dave Cuillier.  Continue reading