Monthly Archive: August 2014
On Aug. 20, the SPJ national board met by Skype to consider endorsing the Ethics Committee’s third and final proposal for updating the SPJ Code of Ethics. Continue reading
Note: The Society’s delegates, the supreme legislative body of SPJ, will vote on the following draft Saturday, Sept. 6, during the closing business meeting of the Excellence in Journalism conference in Nashville, Tennessee. Continue reading
Wanna change SPJ’s name? Get a change of clothes.
This cotton T-shirt is available FREE in small, medium, large, and extra-large, while supplies last. Hat and cigar not included. Continue reading
Next week SPJ delegates will discuss whether to revise the Code of Ethics at EIJ14 in Nashville, and the Board endorses approval of a draft revision developed over the past year. Continue reading
Net Worked | August 27th, 2014 | #alex veeneman, #Board of Directors, #Community, #google plus, #meeting, #skype, #social media, #Society of Professional Journalists, #SPJ Digital, #Twitter
SPJ Digital approved by Board
The Board of Directors of the Society of Professional Journalists approved the formation of SPJ Digital, the community for social media and digital journalism Aug. 20. Continue reading
Hello, freelance colleagues!
Have you heard about SPJ’s new Freelance Community? Launched this summer, the community is a new way for SPJ members interested in freelancing to connect with each other. Continue reading
For the second consecutive year, the Region 1 Fund is offering quarterly grants of up to $500 to help professional and student chapters recruit speakers, book space and promote events. Continue reading
This morning, Peter Sussman, a former colleague of mine on the SPJ Ethics Committee, sent me his detailed critique of the latest draft of the proposed SPJ Code of Ethics. Continue reading
The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | August 23rd, 2014 | #alex veeneman, #Anonymous comments, #Dana Neuts, #Ethics Committee, #Kevin Smith, #Lindsey Cook, #Matthew Hall, #Openness and Accountability Best Practices Guide, #Patti Gallagher Newberry, #Paul Fletcher, #Rebecca Tallent, #skype, #Sonny Albarado, #SPJ Code of Ethics, #SPJ Digital, #suicide, #Tara Puckey, #Tony Hernandez, #transparency, #Uncategorized
SPJ board meets by Skype, debates code of ethics
“Transparency” is not just a principle to add to the SPJ Code of Ethics. It’s also a guide for how SPJ conducts its business, especially for the national board. Continue reading
SPJ Member Spotlight | August 23rd, 2014 | #eij, #Pro Chapter, #Volunteer of the Month
Congratulations to Sharon Dunten, our August volunteer of the month!
Sharon Dunten is our August volunteer of the month. Don’t know Sharon? Look her up at Excellence in Journalism 2014 – she will be there. Continue reading
The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | August 20th, 2014 | #Uncategorized
Part three: critiquing the code of ethics [Updated 9/1/14]
This was updated on Sept. 1 to reflect a fourth version from the Ethics Committee, which was distributed and released on Aug. 28. The latest updates are denoted in bold italics, with an asterisk (*). Continue reading
First Draft | August 14th, 2014 | #democracy, #Ferguson, #Huffington Post, #journalism, #Leslie-Jean Thornton, #Marty Baron, #police, #St. Louis, #Thomas Jackson, #Uncategorized, #Washington Post
Alleged police attacks on journalists are strikes on democracy
Arizona State University journalism professor Leslie-Jean Thornton tweeted sound advice for up-and-coming reporters Wednesday night.
“J-students: If your feed isn’t erupting with #Ferguson news now, you need to fix it ASAP,” she tweeted. Continue reading
Net Worked | August 13th, 2014 | #advice, #alex veeneman, #Buffalo News, #Education, #Future of Media, #journalism, #Learning, #Margaret Sullivan, #Multimedia, #op-ed, #publishing, #pursuit, #social media, #The New York Times, #Tribune Company
Dear journalism student: Don’t worry, be happy
It is an important question - a question where the opinion you get will be different every time it is asked, a question that has been asked a lot recently. Continue reading
As the world comes to terms with the suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams eyes will, and should be, fixed firmly on the manner in which the media handles coverage of his death. Continue reading
I’ve worked with and gotten to know Amy Cherry a little through SPJ. She’s the president of the Delaware Pro chapter, and seems pleasant.
Then, I caught this July 29 clip of her on the job, reporting for WDEL radio and my impression of her changed dramatically. Continue reading