Monthly Archive: September 2015


Mouth of the South | September 30th, 2015 | #
Protected: Diverse averse

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Net Worked | September 29th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
New questions for a new Twitter product

Twitter is said to be introducing a product to expand its 140 character limit, according to reports. (Photo via Wikimedia Commons under CC license)

A report emerged today that Twitter is to expand its 140 character limit, by way of a new product. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 29th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Can female students change Britain’s media industry?

The author wrote on the trends from the view of Kettle Magazine editors. (Photo: Red Chilli Publishing Ltd.)

One trend that has been present as of late in the US is the rise of women studying journalism. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | September 29th, 2015 | #, #, #, #
The final word from EIJ15

SPJ’s long weekend in tropical Orlando – EIJ15 – came to a close on Sept. 21 with the meeting of the new officers and board of directors. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 29th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
The UN General Assembly Is Meeting: Put Press Freedom on the Agenda?

Joel Simon from the Committee to Protect Journalists has a featured piece in Columbia Journalism Review on how the United Nations should — but really can’t — do something about press freedom. Continue reading


FOI FYI | September 28th, 2015 | #, #, #
Show why FOI matters

Sept. 28 is kind of a big day for the concept of democracy.

Yes, Congress submitted the U.S. Constitution on this day in 1787 to states for ratification. Continue reading


The Independent Journalist | September 28th, 2015 | #
Network and support for freelancers

Guest blogger: Elle Toussi

Nearly one in three working Americans is an independent worker. Wow! That statistic from the Freelancers Union website can make you stop in your tracks and take a moment to reflect.  Continue reading


Code Words | September 25th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
ONA Unveils Ethics Project

The Online News Association (ONA) unveiled this week its much-anticipated project that allows people to “Build Your Own Ethics Code.”

ONA’s website features a tool that allows people to add specific “building blocks” to a group of fundamental principles that should apply to all journalists. Continue reading


4th Estate | September 23rd, 2015 | #
Cincy chapter to host DuBose session

The Cincinnati chapter will host “Words & Images: A Media Debrief and Community Conversation” on Oct. 8 to discuss a high-profile July police shooting and the media’s coverage of it. Continue reading


4th Estate | September 23rd, 2015 | #
EIJ15, one photo at a time

EIJ15 was a whirlwind of words, words and more words. I’ll get to those soon — but today, 48 hours after re-entry to the Day Job — the best I can manage is a photo mashup. Continue reading


The Independent Journalist | September 23rd, 2015 | #
One freelancer’s take-aways from EIJ15

Guest blogger: Hazel Becker 

Excellence in Journalism 2015 (EIJ15), the big SPJ journalism conference that took place in Orlando, Fla., last weekend, offered several opportunities for freelancers to meet each other and share their stories. Continue reading


Mouth of the South | September 23rd, 2015 | #, #
What really matters

Black Lives Matter doesn’t matter this much.

At Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut, the private liberal arts school is in the middle of a very public controversy. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 23rd, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Thailand: Where Exporting Free Press Is An Issue

The Thai printer of the International New York Times refused to publish the Tuesday, September 22, edition because of a front page story about the health of the Thai king. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 21st, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Lessons from the Wright Brothers’ First Flight

Steve Buttry has a great piece: Media lessons from ‘The Wright Brothers’: What historic stories are we missing today?

The lesson here is to be open minded and look for the unusual. Continue reading


Western Tales | September 20th, 2015 | #
SPJ names San Diego pro chapter of the year and 4 other Orlando highlights

Greetings from Orlando, where I’ve found Stone IPA at the hotel bar and amazing passion and inspiration in many journalism conversations.

Here are five highlights from a regional perspective, starting with one I am super proud of. Continue reading