Monthly Archive: September 2014


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


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


Rocky Mountain SPJ | September 16th, 2014 | #
SPJ membership numbers

Linda Hall sends the following from the home office :

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Rocky Mountain SPJ | September 11th, 2014 | #
SPJ Int’l connections?

SPJ prez Dana Neuts writes….

“Our International Committee has been fairly dormant the last couple of years. It hasn’t been disbanded, so to speak, but nothing is really happening. Continue reading


Rocky Mountain SPJ | September 10th, 2014 | #
SPJ prez convention wrap- up

In case you missed both the convention in Nashville and the wrap-up blog post by SPJ president Dana Neuts, see http://blogs.spjnetwork.org/president/2014/09/08/cowboy-boots-convos-and-the-code-of-ethics/

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Mouth of the South | September 10th, 2014 | #
White guys: all is Wells

Want to nominate someone for SPJ’s “highest honor”? Better buy stamps.

The Wells Memorial Key recognizes “a member who is judged to have served the Society in the most outstanding fashion during the preceding year or over a period of years.”

You can nominate anyone you want, but they don’t really encourage it. Continue reading


Mouth of the South | September 8th, 2014 | #
One unethical weekend

Is SPJ even ethical?

That’s not a click-bait question. Over the weekend, SPJ approved a new Code of Ethics. SPJ leaders decided its vaunted  code – last updated in 1996 – needed an update because technology has changed the essence of journalism. Continue reading