Monthly Archive: January 2016


SMACK: Student Media Aid, Cash & Know-how | January 26th, 2016 | #, #
Rack ’em!

You just can’t top this…

Yesterday, Florida Atlantic University miraculously found a new place for South Florida Gay News to distribute. All it took was the threat of topless women strolling around campus, handing out copies of a gay newspaper. Continue reading


SMACK: Student Media Aid, Cash & Know-how | January 24th, 2016 | #, #
Nice rack

Staying abreast of the news…

On Wednesday, topless women will distribute a gay newspaper at a public university in South Florida.

Why? To defend a free press. Continue reading


SMACK: Student Media Aid, Cash & Know-how | January 22nd, 2016 | #, #
Holy crap!

Journalists who refuse to comment? Administrators who want to?

When the newspaper at Mount St. Mary’s University made national headlines this week, I wanted to congratulate the editors. Continue reading


Mouth of the South | January 20th, 2016 | #
Registering for trouble

This guy has a great idea.

Michael Pitts is a Republican state representative in South Carolina. Yesterday, he introduced a bill called the South Carolina Responsible Journalism Registry Law. Continue reading


SPJ Kunkel Awards | January 18th, 2016 | #, #
That’s a wrap

Now comes the hard part.

Nominations for the Kunkel Awards closed Friday at midnight. Thank God. We received a whopping 291 entries that cover all five categories. Continue reading


Bylines and Deadlines | January 16th, 2016 | #
Let Me Introduce Myself

I guess it’s about time I introduce myself. My name is Jane Primerano and I’m your new-ish Interim Region I Director. Appointed to succeed Rebecca Baker as she moved up the ladder to secretary-treasurer. Continue reading


SMACK: Student Media Aid, Cash & Know-how | January 14th, 2016 | #, #
Ha! Ha! That’s terrible!

This joke is hilarious…

Q. What do you call a meeting of journalists who want to discuss the journalism in the student newspaper at a public university? Continue reading


SMACK: Student Media Aid, Cash & Know-how | January 13th, 2016 | #
College media crystal ball

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SPJ Works | January 8th, 2016 | #, #, #, #
January journo jobs

Are you looking for a new journo job for 2016? Finding a job can be difficult and sometimes it’s hard just to figure out where to look. Continue reading


SMACK: Student Media Aid, Cash & Know-how | January 8th, 2016 | #, #
Click bait

Remember Melissa Click?

She’s the communication professor at the University of Missouri who asked for some “muscle” to oust a student journalist from a campus racism protest. Continue reading


SMACK: Student Media Aid, Cash & Know-how | January 7th, 2016 | #, #
Bad press, hot mess

A journalism professor was fired this week.

Everyone’s talking about it, but few are complaining about it.

Although he’s vowed to fight to get his job back, tomorrow is James Tracy‘s last day at Florida Atlantic University, an obscure state school between Palm Beach and Miami Beach. Continue reading


Mouth of the South | January 6th, 2016 | #
Say what?

Here’s an irony: Media maligning SPJ.

Last week, someone told me about an article that ripped this fine organization.

(To be specific, it was a tweet from the “crown regent of tactical shitposting.” Just how barren was my life before Twitter?)

The provocative headline: BLACK LEADER: MEDIA COVER UP MASS SHOOTINGS — BY BLACKS. Continue reading