Monthly Archive: January 2014


Mouth of the South | January 19th, 2014 | #
Fly in the newsprint

Journalists should never shoot the messenger. Especially since the messenger is often one of them.

But when I proposed changing SPJ’s name to the Society for Professional Journalism, some SPJers took to heart the expression, “Consider the source.” Here’s my favorite example. Continue reading


Mouth of the South | January 18th, 2014 | #
What “for” looks like

If SPJ becomes the Society for Professional Journalism, what else changes, besides a letter and a preposition?

Let us count the ways.

First, though, let’s be clear about what doesn’t change. Continue reading