Monthly Archive: August 2015
Next March, Twitter will celebrate its tenth birthday – a significant occasion for the social network known for its influence on the modern culture of journalism. Continue reading
When I joined SPJ’s diversity committee last August, one of the first things I learned about was an idea from committee member Walter Middlebrook: He wanted SPJ to help provide training for minority journalists who are managers in their newsroom or who want to move into a leadership role. Continue reading
It was a disorienting Wednesday morning on Twitter.
My eyes and thumbs perused the normal banter of old high school friends, article links tossed out by the slew of environmental journalists I follow for Earth updates. Continue reading
Freedom of the Prez | August 28th, 2015 | #Adam Ward, #Alison Parker, #Committee to Protect Journalists, #James Madison University, #NAB, #NATAS, #news, #Patrick Henry Community College, #RTDNA, #Salem Educational Foundation and Alumni Association, #Virginia Tech, #WDBJ
Memorial Funds for WDBJ’s Alison Parker and Adam Ward
As we work through the tragedy that faced Alison Parker and Adam Ward earlier this week, many have asked about making donations in their honor. Here is a list of some funds that have been set up. Continue reading
As usual, journalist Frank Ching is spot on in his analysis.
When Hong Kong was handed over to China, people were saying Beijing could learn from Hong Kong how to enter the modern world of finance and politics. Continue reading
Code Words | August 21st, 2015 | #affairs, #Ashley Madison, #Credibility, #data, #Data Journalism, #dating, #Hacked and Leaked Data, #hacked data, #hacks, #journalism, #Journalism ethics, #Minimize Harm, #personal affairs, #sex
Journalists Can Responsibly Use Hacked Data
Stories are starting to trickle out of the massive hack of Ashley Madison, which is touted as a dating website for people who are already married. Continue reading
China Digital Times put together an excellent summary of how authorities are preventing Chinese and foreign media from covering the Tianjin explosions.Tianjin: Journalism Stands as Official Line Stumbles
First Draft | August 19th, 2015 | #career, #Conventions, #eij, #Excellence in Journalism, #Gen J, #Gen Jers, #Generation J, #job, #journalism, #journalism tips, #Mike Brannen, #tips
Making the Best Use of Your Time at EIJ (Which Isn’t Easy to Do!)
I know The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Orlando is so hard to pass up for journalists of the Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, and Slytherin leanings (does anyone really want to be in Hufflepuff?). Continue reading
A long-loyal SPJ member who has worked behind the scenes for journalism and journalists as well as in front of a mic is SPJ’s Volunteer of the Month for August. Continue reading
Every reporter, every news company wants its products to be viewed by as many people as possible. Social media has made it easier for stories to be shared quicker and wider, and earlier this year Snapchat entered the news game with the Discover feature. Continue reading
Net Worked | August 10th, 2015 | #alex veeneman, #Jennifer Wilson, #journalism, #mobile, #social media, #Social Networking, #tab, #Tech News, #Toronto Star, #Twitter
How Twitter is keeping tabs on the news
Last week, Twitter made available to some users in the United States a new feature called the News Tab. Continue reading
A little late — but another big honor for Region 4.
SPJ announced on July 24 that the Columbus Dispatch and the Student Press Law Center were awarded the Eugene S. Continue reading
Thanks — belatedly — to Kevin Smith for sending this note about yet-another Region 4 win: the Pulliam First Amendment Award to the Columbus Dispatch.
INDIANAPOLIS – Jill Riepenhoff and Todd Jones are the 2009 recipients of the Eugene S. Continue reading
Net Worked | August 6th, 2015 | #alex veeneman, #Associated Press, #Comedy Central, #Current Events, #ethics, #Future of Media, #Jon Stewart, #journalism, #New York Times, #social media, #Thomas Kent, #Workflow, #Writing for the web
Stewart’s Journalism 101