Monthly Archive: September 2014

The Heartland Beat | September 30th, 2014 | #
Region 7 Career Connection, 09.29.14

Each week, The Heartland Beat will post four journalism jobs from within the region.

KCCI — the Des Moines, Iowa, CBS affiliate — is searching for a news producer. Continue reading

Western Tales | September 30th, 2014 | #, #
New campus chapters, social media accounts

Our social media reach is slowly expanding here in Region 11. As is our empire itself; I’m happy to report that we have a new SPJ chapter at CSU, Sacramento, and that California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, is working to start another. Continue reading

SPJ Works | September 26th, 2014 | #
Words in news, not in life

The world of journalism has its many intricacies, quirks and down right oddities, but one common theme is the frequent use of words that don’t really exist in the common, day-to-day language of average Americans. Continue reading

4th Estate | September 26th, 2014 | #
Cincy restaging ‘Cabaret’

The Greater Cincinnati chapter wants local journos to bring their war stories to its second annual JOURNALISM CABARET on Oct. 8.

With an “open mike” setting, journalists are invited to take to the stage to tell stories about their best, their worst or their funniest experiences in journalism. Continue reading

The Heartland Beat | September 23rd, 2014 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Region 7 Career Connection, 09.23.14

Each week, The Heartland Beat will post four journalism jobs from within the region.

The Ames Tribune is searching for a copy editor/page designer. Click here for details. Continue reading

Freedom of the Prez | September 22nd, 2014 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Highlights thru Sept. 15

With EIJ two weeks behind us now, things are slowing down a little bit, but the momentum that started at the convention is still going strong. Continue reading

The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | September 21st, 2014 | #
Soviet-style information control

Kathryn Foxhall, a member of the Washington, D.C., Pro chapter board and longtime freelance reporter, was one of two individuals and two groups to receive a Sunshine Award this month at this year’s SPJ national convention in Nashville. Continue reading

Rocky Mountain SPJ | September 20th, 2014 | #, #
The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists

The Reporters Committee is about to start suing people to help journalists Katie Townsend joins the organization as its first litigation director By Jonathan Peters

Fair warning, all ye who interfere with newsgathering: The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press is getting ready to sue you. Continue reading

SPJ Works | September 19th, 2014 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
BRANDED: How young journos can make a name for themselves

Let’s be honest, I’m not great at branding myself in the journalism world, and if we run the stats I am probably not qualified to write a post about it. Continue reading

SPJ Member Spotlight | September 19th, 2014 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Victor Hernandez: September Volunteer of the Month

Victor Hernandez

A big thanks to Victor Hernandez for his great work shepherding the Excellence in Journalism news team for the past two years – as a volunteer, no less. Continue reading

4th Estate | September 19th, 2014 | #
Athens in 2015


OU’s SPJ chapter picked up Campus Chapter of the Year in Nashville.

Calender update: Be sure to save the date for the regional conference in Athens, Ohio, March 20-21. Continue reading

4th Estate | September 19th, 2014 | #
Columbus fetes Smith

Kevin Smith picked up SPJ’s top honor for his work on the new Ethics Code and other efforts.

Kevin Z. Smith — former SPJ prez, former R4 regional director and former long-time chair of the SPJ Ethics Committee — will be the guest of honor at the Central Ohio Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists/Ohio State University event Oct. Continue reading

4th Estate | September 18th, 2014 | #
‘Ohio’s Best’ event Oct. 25

Region 4 journalists and journalist-wanna-bes can rub shoulders with some of the best journalists in Ohio Oct. 25 in Cleveland.

Who are they? The winners of  Ohio’s Best 2014 competition, hosted by the Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati SPJ chapters — are all available on the contest’s website. Continue reading

Who's News? Diversity Every Day | September 18th, 2014 | #, #, #, #
Diversity Committee: Looking ahead to the coming year

It was nice to meet many of you in Nashville and I look forward to working with everyone in the upcoming year. I wanted to follow-up on a few items that came up during and after the EIJ conference. Continue reading

Journalism and the World | September 17th, 2014 | #
SPJ now has an International Journalism Community!

I am excited to announce that SPJ has added a new community – the International Journalism Community - our third community since trying the concept out last year. Continue reading