Monthly Archive: April 2014

4th Estate | April 27th, 2014 | #
Sum’thin brewing at Kent

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

4th Estate | April 27th, 2014 | #
Just back from Indy

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

Mouth of the South | April 27th, 2014 | #
Can’t wait till Dave’s dead

Continue reading

The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | April 27th, 2014 | #
A past voice on new ethics code draft

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

Freedom of the Prez | April 25th, 2014 | #
Revise and resubmit: Code of Ethics update

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 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
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

Mouth of the South | April 22nd, 2014 | #

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

Region 5 Blog | April 21st, 2014 | #
2014 Regional Conference Recap

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

Region 5 Blog | April 21st, 2014 | #
Chicago Ethics Report

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 | #
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

Region 5 Blog | April 16th, 2014 | #
Congratulations! Mark of Excellence Awards list

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

Region 5 Blog | April 16th, 2014 | #
Mark of Excellence Award duplicate order form

Duplicate order form for Mark of Excellence Awards ____________________________________________________________________________________ Regional certificates: $3.00 each + $2.00 (total) for postage = $5.00 Year: Category: Name(s) of award winner(s): Title of entry: College/ University: Address where the award(s) should be shipped:

Number of duplicate awards: Payment information: Card Type: Ο Visa Ο MasterCard Ο American Express Card # ____________________________________________ Name on the card: ___________________________________ Authorized signature ___________________________________ Expiration date and 3 Digit security code: ______________ Total $______________

Email address for receipt___________________________________________

Please call Chad Hosier at 317-920-4791 or e-mail with questions. Continue reading

First Draft | April 16th, 2014 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
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 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Congrats & Annual Reports!

Chapter Cash

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 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
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