Monthly Archive: October 2014

Mouth of the South | October 19th, 2014 | #
Beating the system?

What’s the opposite of a restraining order? And can I get one against Tom Owens?

Owens is the county commission candidate in rural Georgia who got a restraining order against a freelance journalist. Continue reading

SPJ Works | October 17th, 2014 | #
Sept/Oct: Journo Job & Internship Openings for All!

[View the story “Journo Jobs for All” on Storify] Continue reading

Mouth of the South | October 10th, 2014 | #
What Owens knows

Tom Owens and I agreed on one thing he told me last night. After that, not much else.

“I’m not against a free press,” he said during our 15-minute call. Continue reading

Mouth of the South | October 9th, 2014 | #

This Vietnam veteran is afraid. Of a reporter. Next week, we’re really gonna scare the crap out of him.

Tom Owens is running for an empty commission seat in DeKalb County, which is next door to Atlanta. Continue reading

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For Young Journos: How to ‘not fail at journalism’ job finding

Finding a job as a new journalist isn’t easy. You may have to give up your money dreams, location dreams, beat dreams, news medium dreams — basically you might have to give up on all of your dreams, except for the being a journalist one. Continue reading

Rocky Mountain SPJ | October 8th, 2014 | #
Follow the Money webinar

In advance of Election Day, Jacob Fenton from the Sunlight Foundation is holding a training for anyone who is interested in following the midterm money trail (regardless of technical expertise) using Sunlight’s Real-Time Federal Campaign Finance tracker  on Oct. Continue reading

SPJ Works | October 2nd, 2014 | #
#Youngjournojobs Twitter Chat by the Numbers

SPJ hosted a #youngjournojobs Twitter chat for college and post grad journos in need of job advice on Tuesday. Participation was high and conversation was lively. Continue reading