Monthly Archive: January 2015


Net Worked | January 29th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Introducing the new SPJ Digital executive

Elections for the SPJ Digital and SPJ Freelance communities concluded January 22, and results were announced Monday. Following appointments for positions including Editor, Programming (which was a position available for candidates but no declared candidates were available), the executive is as follows. Continue reading


The X Factor | January 29th, 2015 | #, #, #, #
2014 NW Excellence in Journalism Contest: entries due Feb. 12

The 2014 SPJ Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest has officially launched, honoring work published or produced in 2014 within SPJ’s Region 10 (Alaska, Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana). Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | January 27th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Congratulations to our new community leaders!

We have just completed our first elections for the SPJ Freelance and Digital Communities. Congratulations to our new leaders!

SPJ Freelance Community

Chair: Anna Pratt Vice Chair: Michelle Donahue Events Coordinator: Amy Ritchart Resources Coordinator: Hazel Becker At-Large:  Michael Fitzgerald and Michelle Sandlin

SPJ Digital Community

Chair: Alex Veeneman (incumbent) Facebook Coordinator: Michelle Sandlin Twitter Coordinator: Beth O’Malley LinkedIn Coordinator: Brandi Broxson Google + Coordinator: Brandi Broxson NetWorked Blog Managing Editor: Brandi Broxson

The terms for each of these positions begins Feb. Continue reading


Net Worked | January 23rd, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
What do communities say about SPJ’s future?

In this Net Worked guest post, SPJ national president Dana Neuts looks at the role of the communities, including SPJ Digital, the community where this blog operates, and what these communities mean for the future of SPJ. Continue reading


4th Estate | January 20th, 2015 | #
OU ready for your RSVP

The Ohio University chapter is ready to take your registration for the Region 4 conference, set for March 20-21 in Athens, Ohio.

The chapter launched its conference Web site this week, with best rates available through March 1 and a higher walk-in rate after that. Continue reading


Net Worked | January 15th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Tamara Keith on social political journalism

Instagram was unveiled as the largest growing social network last year, according to the Pew Research Center. (Photo: Zenspa1/Flickr under CC license)

It was announced last week that Instagram was the fastest growing social network in 2014. Continue reading


The Heartland Beat | January 13th, 2015 | #
Kansas State University’s SPJ chapter bolsters membership one year after relaunching

Image via Jimmy Emerson, DVM/Flickr

By Lauren Whan

Each month, Lauren Whan, Region 7 assistant for campus affairs, will take a look at a university chapter from across the region. Continue reading


Classrooms and Newsrooms: The J-Education Forum | January 12th, 2015 | #
Discussing Violence with our Journalism Students

The murders of 12 people at the offices of satirical publication Charlie Hebdo in Paris on January 7 is yet another frustrating example of recent violence against journalists and media workers. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | January 11th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #
Alex Veeneman is SPJ’s volunteer of the month

Alex Veeneman

SPJ’s Volunteer of the Month for January is Alex Veeneman, who serves as acting chair of the SPJ Digital Community as well as the SPJ’s Community Coordinator. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | January 7th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Press freedom orgs react to massacre of journalists in Paris

The Society of Professional Journalists International Community joins the worldwide outcry against the murder of 12 journalists in Paris Tuesday.

Masked gunmen entered the offices of the French weekly satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo the morning of Jan. Continue reading