Monthly Archive: August 2015


Net Worked | August 31st, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #
Your thoughts on Twitter’s next 10 years

Twitter will turn 10 next March. I’d like to hear from you about its future for journalists. (Image: Flickr user Anthony Quintano under CC)

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


Who's News? Diversity Every Day | August 31st, 2015 | #, #, #
Announcing the Reginald Stuart Diversity Management fellows

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


Net Worked | August 30th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
We Carry On: A Tribute to Alison and Adam

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 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
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


Code Words | August 26th, 2015 | #
Thank You, WDBJ-7

Image accompanying WDBJ-7’s Twitter post.

Following the murders of Alison Parker and Adam Ward today in Virginia, journalists and news organizations around the country made a series of bad decisions. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | August 25th, 2015 | #, #, #, #
Lessons China Needs To Learn From Hong Kong

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 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
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


Journalism and the World | August 21st, 2015 | #, #, #, #
Summary of how Chinese authorities hinder Tianjin reporting

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

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First Draft | August 19th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
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


SPJ Member Spotlight | August 18th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #
Congratulations to Bob Roberts, SPJ volunteer of the month

Bob Roberts

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


Net Worked | August 11th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Snapchat Discover Making Moves

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 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
How Twitter is keeping tabs on the news

Twitter’s news tab, unveiled last week, as seen on its iOS platform. (Photo by the author.)

Last week, Twitter made available to some users in the United States a new feature called the News Tab. Continue reading


4th Estate | August 7th, 2015 | #
Dispatch, SPLC share Pulliam

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


4th Estate | August 7th, 2015 | #
4th Estate 2015-08-07 17:40:08

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 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Stewart’s Journalism 101

Jon Stewart, who signs off tonight from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, influenced the modern media culture of America, and had lessons for those in the media industry. Continue reading