Monthly Archive: October 2015


Journalism and the World | October 29th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Transparency and military sales

Transparency International just issued a report on military sales into the Middle East. (Transparency International: Mideast and North African Military Corruption “Critical”)

The report notes the massive sales by Western countries is worsening many of the region’s conflicts. Continue reading


Net Worked | October 25th, 2015 | #
STORIFY: SPJ Digital Chat ” When Worlds Collide”

SPJ Digital hosted its first Twitter chat on Oct. 21, 2015.

Click here for more. 

Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 24th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Visas used to harass journalists

Visas are basically applications to enter a country.

The most common visa is for tourism. Brazilians coming to Florida to visit Disney World. Americans going to Xian to see the Terra Cotta Soldiers. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | October 22nd, 2015 | #, #, #
SPJ Board to hold virtual meeting

The SPJ Board of Directors will meet virtually next Tuesday, Oct. 27, at 1 p.m. EST.

The board will discuss three items:

Appointment of a Region 1 Director. Continue reading


Net Worked | October 19th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #
Social media event in New York City

From Elle Toussi, our colleague in the International Community – emailed to us for interest for members in the New York City area:

Hello everyone!

Wanted to share an event for those of you in the NY area. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | October 16th, 2015 | #
Reporting on Fracking Conference Nov. 6 at Berea College

A “Reporting on Fracking” conference is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 6, hosted by Eastern Kentucky University’s Department of Communication and student chapter Society of Professional Journalists and Berea College’s Department of English. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | October 16th, 2015 | #
Internship Interview Day in Cincinnati open to Region 5 students

The University of Cincinnati chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Cincinnati Pro Chapter of SPJ are co-sponsoring the third-annual Journalism Internship Interview Day event Saturday, Nov. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | October 16th, 2015 | #
The best new apps for online storytelling

 Adam Maksl

Louisville Pro Chapter’s very popular digital storytelling tools and tips workshop is back! Indiana University Southeast professor Adam Maksl is fresh from the Excellence in Journalism conference with lots more tips and tools to share with you. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | October 15th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #
Congratulations to Faith Sidlow, October Volunteer of the Month

Faith Sidlow

Many people work hard behind the scenes at Excellence in Journalism, SPJ’s national conference. One of those who put work ahead of fun this year is Faith Sidlow, who did her utmost to inform conference-goers about everything that was happening. Continue reading


Net Worked | October 14th, 2015 | #, #
Join the SPJ Digital Executive Board

We love having you as a member of SPJ Digital, and we want you to help us lead it!  Join the SPJ Digital executive board to make key decisions about the group’s future and our programs. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 14th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Human Trafficking: It’s Not Just An Overseas Thing

Local reporters looking for a story that links the rest of the world with Main Street should pay attention to the growing atrocity of human trafficking. Continue reading


Net Worked | October 13th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Facebook and the second screen experience

Facebook is trying to create a unique second screen experience, and hopes its partnership with CNN can give it a huge boost. (Photo: Pixabay)

Editor’s note: This post was amended at 2:09pm CT to reflect updated information on CNN and Facebook’s partnership on the debates. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 8th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Honduran Money Laundering Arrests Affect Major News Outlets

The US government arrested Honduran Yanki Rosenthal when he landed in Miami October 6 on charges of money laundering. The next day indictments were handed down for other members of his family. Continue reading


Net Worked | October 6th, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
What Project Lightning means for journalism

Twitter today unveiled the item that has been known for months simply as Project Lightning.

Moments was introduced on desktop, Android and iPhone versions in the US. Continue reading


4th Estate | October 4th, 2015 | #
Save the date: Combined 4/5 Regional is April 1-2

One of the many pleasures of attending the annual Excellence in Journalism conference is meeting up with Region 4 members. This year, the pleasure was doubled as Region 4 and 5 members met together to begin planning a joint Region 4-5 spring conference. Continue reading