Monthly Archive: March 2015


Region 5 Blog | March 30th, 2015 | #
Region 5 MOE winners announced

One hundred and nine Mark of Excellence Awards recognizing the best of collegiate journalism in 2014 were presented during the Society of Professional Journalists Region 5 Conference March 28 in Louisville, Kentucky. Continue reading


The Heartland Beat | March 30th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Region 7 journalists head to Omaha for professional development

Journalists from across the region traveled to Omaha March 27-28 for the 2015 Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 Spring Conference.

The Society of Professional Journalists Region 7 2015 Spring Conference came to a close Saturday at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Continue reading


Net Worked | March 28th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Women Who Lead: Newsroom and Beyond

As a young girl, I didn’t idolize Princess Diana; I didn’t know who Audrey Hepburn was until my freshman year of high school; Barbie was just a logo on a box in my basement, not my inspiration. Continue reading


Net Worked | March 27th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Some forthcoming changes to SPJ Digital

SPJ Digital has been making significant progress since the new officer terms began on Feb. 1. We have made more resources available and expanded work on our current resources, as well as grown in members. Continue reading


Net Worked | March 27th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Facebook: The newest content platform?

Facebook is holding discussions on hosting content from news organizations, which may affect the relationship with users.(Photo: bykst/Pixabay under CC license)

It has been a momentous week for Facebook, as it held its F8 developer conference this week in San Francisco, with discussions on how the social network will work and what it can do for the future. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | March 24th, 2015 | #
Last chance to register for Region 5 at regular conference rates

March 24 is your LAST CHANCE to register for the SPJ Region 5 conference in Louisville at the regular conference rate prices.

Host Louisville Pro Chapter members have planned a full day of sessions Saturday. Continue reading


4th Estate | March 23rd, 2015 | #
And the winners are…

The national office issued the press release below this morning, listing the MOE winners for Region 4 who were recognized in Athens on Saturday.

Winners who did not pick up their certificates of recognition — or have someone do that for them — will receive them in the mail. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | March 23rd, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #
Bethany Bella is the March volunteer of the month

Bethany Bella

SPJ’s Volunteer of the Month for March is Bethany N. Bella, an Ohio University student who is a huge help SPJ’s Digital Committee as well as to her campus chapter. Continue reading


4th Estate | March 22nd, 2015 | #
500 tweets from Athens

OU chapter adviser Nerissa Young, far left, and OU president Kate Hiller, third from right in front, worked with an able and energetic crew to stage the regional. Continue reading


FOI FYI | March 22nd, 2015 | #
Encourage more ‘sunshine’ every week

Sunshine Week celebrates access to public information and what it means to people and communities each year.

Much of the week focused on which public officials and governments with exceptionally good or poor track records of providing access to public information. Continue reading


Net Worked | March 20th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Tablet or Traditional? News Consumption

One afternoon in my second semester at the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, I grabbed a copy of the morning’s The New York Times, more on an impulse than as a conscious, consumer choice. Continue reading


FOI FYI | March 19th, 2015 | #
SPJ FOI Hangout

Almost every journalist has experienced that frustrated feeling of knowing a government body possesses public information important but unable to access it.

A group of journalists experienced with acquiring public records from government bodies want to help make that feeling a distant memory. Continue reading


Western Tales | March 18th, 2015 | #
Western region extends early-bird conference registration deadline!

BREAKING NEWS. Well, great news, at least.

We decided last night to extend the deadline for early-bird registration until March 30.

But why delay? Register today. Continue reading


FOI FYI | March 17th, 2015 | #
Digital public records access blocked from the White House to City Hall

Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton sounded a lot like the mayor of Tupelo, Mississippi last week when the likely presidential candidate discussed using a personal email address and smartphone for official business. Continue reading


Net Worked | March 17th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Personal Websites

Designing myself a website in high school wasn’t just some whimsical experiment I executed in my spare time – I did it solely to get into college. Continue reading