Monthly Archive: March 2016


The Independent Journalist | March 29th, 2016 | #
Paralyzed at that networking mixer? You’re not alone

Guest blogger: Michelle Z. Donahue

As a freelancer, I’m pretty much the epitome of the reclusive gnome: I occasionally emerge from my home office, blinking in the light, to sample the fresh air outside and exchange actual spoken words with people instead of e-mailing them. Continue reading


4th Estate | March 27th, 2016 | #
R4+R5=Big show

Journalists and friends-of-journalism from seven states will descend on Cincinnati April 1-2 for a joint Region 4-Region 5 conference, titled Looking Back, Moving Forward.

On tap:

Stephen George from Louisville Public Media, presenting the keynote speech about his Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting and how to build an investigative culture in newsrooms. Continue reading


SPJ Kunkel Awards | March 9th, 2016 | #
Final finalists

The worst for last?

No journalism is easy, but news writing might be the hardest. Even an hour-long video has only a fraction of the words and sources in a solid news story. Continue reading


The Independent Journalist | March 7th, 2016 | #
7 Things Every Freelance Journalist Should Know

Guest blogger: Sara Suleiman, Esq. 

1. DO Understand the Core Concepts of Copyright Law 

The legal definition of a copyright is a form of protection for original works of authorship fixed in a tangible medium of expression. Continue reading


SPJ Kunkel Awards | March 2nd, 2016 | #
Lucky 7

Judges roll the dice.

The Excellence in Feature Writing category had 117 entries, edging Excellence in News Reporting by a single entry. Our three judges chopped those down to seven finalists. Continue reading


4th Estate | March 2nd, 2016 | #
Did someone say Spotlight?

Miami University’s Department of Media, Journalism & Film will host the real Walter “Robby” Robinson of “Spotlight” fame March 8. Robinson, portrayed in the Academy Award-winning film by Michael Keaton, will speak to several classes and present “Spotlight on Spotlight” at 4 p.m. Continue reading


4th Estate | March 2nd, 2016 | #
Future of Student Media @ OU April 8-9

Schoonover Center for Communication at the Scripps College of Communication at Ohio University | The Collaborative

The super smart folks at Ohio University have assembled a super smart conference focused on the future of student media. Continue reading


4th Estate | March 2nd, 2016 | #
Looking Back, Moving Forward coming April 1-2

The Planning Committee for Looking Back, Moving Forward is hard at work lining up a great roster of speakers. We’ll release the list this coming weekend. Continue reading