Monthly Archive: February 2015
Net Worked | February 28th, 2015 | #alex veeneman, #Business, #Education, #facebook, #Fred Rogers, #Future of Media, #journalism, #public broadcasting, #Twitter, #Uncategorized
Why public broadcasting is important in the digital age
A little over 45 years ago, Fred Rogers appeared before the Subcommittee on Communications of the United States Senate. At the time of his testimony, a grant for $20 million for the newly funded Corporation for Public Broadcasting, established in 1967, was in jeopardy, as President Richard Nixon wanted to cut that funding in half. Continue reading
A headline from HuffPost Media this week stopped me in my Twitter-prowling tracks: “Employment Rates Are Improving For Everyone But Journalism Majors.”
My first reaction was to cringe. Continue reading
Dori Maynard, a journalist and champion for diversity in media died this week, and journalists across the country are mourning. They are mourning the loss of a woman who devoted her life to ensuring all voices were heard. Continue reading
Reporters Without Borders has released its annual World Press Freedom Index for this year. The United States has slipped again, ranking #49 out of 180 countries. Continue reading
Graduation is coming up in a couple of months for many of you. I have no doubt that you’re compiling portfolios and preparing to turn your tassel and bust into the news world with reporter’s notebooks blazing. Continue reading
UPDATE: The Region 1 Conference website has been updated with details on panels, discussions and speakers. Check it out!
Registration is now open for the Region 1 Society of Professional Journalists Conference at Hofstra University on April 17-18. Continue reading
Region 5 Blog | February 22nd, 2015 | #Uncategorized
Early bird deadline extended to Feb. 27 for Region 5 Louisville Conference
Galt House room reservations must be made by Feb. 25 to receive conference rate
Early bird registration has been extended until Friday, Feb. 27, for the Region 5 Society of Professional Journalists Conference set for Friday and Saturday, March 27 and 28, at the Galt House in Louisville. Continue reading
Western Tales | February 20th, 2015 | #Uncategorized
We have a venue and not one but two great keynote speakers so register now!
Our regional conference just got a lot more awesome.
We have a venue for it now, the historic Hotel Whitcomb on Market Street in San Francisco near Twitter HQ (and its well-known wall) …
… and very close to other cool stuff. Continue reading
Net Worked | February 19th, 2015 | #Bethany Bella, #Blogging, #digital, #Future of Media, #journalism, #Journalism Education, #Ohio University, #social media, #Twitter, #Writing for the web
Embrace the Age of Social Media
Social media–or what I like to call a journalist’s savior.
When I decided junior year of high school to become an environmental journalist, I assumed I’d just be writing stories for tree huggers; I never thought one day I would need to be marketing myself on the Internet, too, in order to survive this job. Continue reading
Flawed news coverage is always bad form, but the issues in Rapid City, South Dakota points out journalists are not understanding or mindful of Native American issues in stories or headlines. Continue reading
Monica Guzman, president of the Western Washington Pro Chapter, is SPJ’s Member of the Month for February. Congratulations, Monica, and thanks for all of your hard work! Continue reading
Net Worked | February 16th, 2015 | #comments, #democracy, #digital, #Engaging News Project, #Future of Media, #innovation, #journalism, #Journalism Education, #Katie Steiner, #newsroom, #polls, #quizzes, #Uncategorized, #University of Texas at Austin
How can the Engaging News Project help journalism?
In this Net Worked guest post, Katie Steiner, an SPJ Digital member in Austin, Texas, looks at the role of the Engaging News Project and its work for journalism in the digital age. Continue reading
Code Words | February 14th, 2015 | #anal cancer, #cancer, #cervical cancer, #Credibility, #ethics, #Harm, #health, #HPV, #investigations, #Journalism ethics, #medical, #reporting, #Uncategorized, #vaccine, #Vaccines
Toronto Star Fails in Vaccine Investigation
Two days after I published a post on this blog about the importance of using data to report on medicine, the Toronto Star published – what the paper called – an investigation into Gardasil, which is one of the vaccines used to prevent the human papillomavirus. Continue reading
All week, I’d been writing a Valentine’s Day letter to my husband in my head.
Then Brian Williams fell and Jon Stewart quit and Bob Simon lost his life in traffic and David Carr — oh, God, no, not David Carr — dropped dead in the newsroom after yet another week of covering the hell out of one of the most heart-wrenching weeks in American journalism. Continue reading
What a week. What a terrible, awful, heartrending week for our industry, our colleagues, us. Tributes and obituaries are everywhere. Heaven just got one hell of a news team, but it has been a brutal week for journalism. Continue reading