Monthly Archive: January 2014


Bylines and Deadlines | January 26th, 2014 | #
Register for the 2014 Region 1 Conference

The 2014 Region 1 Conference in Boston, Mass. is now open for registration.

This year’s event, organized by the New England Pro Chapter of SPJ, will bring together professional and student journalists from Maine to Pennsylvania for two days of professional development and networking from April 25-26 at Boston University.  Continue reading


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