Monthly Archive: April 2014
A letter from members of the faculty of the Kent State University School of Journalism & Mass Communication
In a democracy, any decision that favors secrecy over openness must be closely scrutinized. Continue reading
Just back from Saturday’s national board meeting in Indy with lots of great tidbits:
Executive Director Joe Skeel put together a thoughtful and thorough look at SPJ five, 10, 20 and even 50 years in the future. Continue reading
As SPJ considers a possible update of its code of ethics, many people are weighing in with feedback. I posted my thoughts here.
Steve Buttry, a strong advocate for an update to the code, has posted extensive comments, particularly about the need to incorporate principles of transparency. Continue reading
Now that we are halfway through the SPJ year, with less than five months until the national convention in Nashville, it is important we take stock of the progress we’ve made on the Code of Ethics update, and where we need to go from here. Continue reading
SPJ Member Spotlight | April 22nd, 2014 | #ABC, #louisville kentucky, #louisville pro chapter, #newsroom, #Pro Chapter, #robyn sekula, #steve york, #Volunteer of the Month, #WAVE TV
Congrats to Steve York, our April Volunteer of the Month!
Congratulations to Steve York of the Louisville Pro Chapter of SPJ who has been named our April SPJ Volunteer of the Month! York was nominated by chapter president Robyn Sekula for being the backbone of the board. Continue reading
Meet the best college journalists in the South.
They’re the 2013 winners of the College Top 10, a unique journalism contest run by SPJ’s Green Eyeshade Awards – itself a unique contest. Continue reading
April 21, 2014
If you missed it, sorry! Chicago’s Region 5 conference drew 140 of your colleagues and friends, plus about 30 presenters. Ethics was the afternoon focus, with three afternoon sessions: the Ethics AdviceLine advisers, the head Northwestern University’s Medill Watchdog, and an intense discussion of the Code of Ethics and how it might be changed. Continue reading
SPJ Code of Ethics: Chicago Report
The following suggestions and comments regarding the 2014 overhaul of the 1996 SPJ Ethics Code come from the April 12 SPJ Region 5 conference in Chicago. Continue reading
The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | April 21st, 2014 | #SPJ Code of Ethics
A critique: first draft of SPJ Code of Ethics update
One of the major projects on SPJ’s agenda this year is a review – and possible update – of the SPJ Code of Ethics.
The code of ethics was last updated in 1996. Continue reading
INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists gladly recognizes the 2013 Mark of Excellence Awardswinners from Region 5. The MOE Awards honor the best of collegiate journalism from a calendar year. Continue reading
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Please call Chad Hosier at 317-920-4791 or e-mail Chosier@spj.org with questions. Continue reading
First Draft | April 16th, 2014 | #digital journalism, #Gen J, #Gen Jers, #Generation J, #genj, #journalism, #new media, #productivity, #tips, #tools, #Victoria Reitano
Google Chrome: The Only Browser You’ll Ever Need
by Victoria Reitano
Ok, maybe not the only browser, but pretty close! I started using Chrome as a way to be more productive about two years ago and I haven’t looked back. Continue reading
The Leading Edge | April 14th, 2014 | #chapter grants, #Chapter Programming, #Chapter Resources, #Chapters, #Columbia University, #Grants, #journalism, #New York, #reporting, #Society of Professional Journalists, #SPJ Training
Congrats & Annual Reports!
Congrats to another chapter for receiving a 2013-2014 Chapter Grant to fund some of their awesome programming. The Columbia University SPJ Chapter will be hosting a program about FOI issues and we’re sure it will be great. Continue reading
First Draft | April 14th, 2014 | #Careers, #Coding, #digital journalism, #Education, #Gen J, #Gen Jers, #Generation J, #Guest Bloggers, #jobs, #journalism, #journalism skills, #Maria Murriel, #Mentors, #new media, #skills, #tips, #Uncategorized, #young journalists
Three Web Design Resources Every New Grad Should Play With
by Guest Blogger Maria Murriel What most surprises me about working with journalism students — I’m an alumni mentor with my local chapter — is that students still lack an established digital curriculum. Continue reading