Monthly Archive: June 2016


Net Worked | June 21st, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Why it is truly #SPJ4All

My photo for #SPJ4All.

Last May, I picked up the telephone at my desk and dialed into New Albany, Indiana. Situated on the Indiana-Kentucky border, it was the town that was home to an idea that is at the core of SPJ’s beliefs, principles and ideas. Continue reading


Write Rite | June 19th, 2016 | #
Shrinking the Board is put on hold

The welcome mat remains in place for Iowa and Nebraska to join Region Six. A vote by the full board to shrink the board and reassign Regional Directors failed. Continue reading


The X Factor | June 19th, 2016 | #
NW Excellence in Journalism Contest Winners Announced

We are proud to announce the winners of the Northwest Excellence in Journalism contest. This contest is the largest of its kind in the nation and honors journalists across the very diverse Society of Professional Journalists Region 10. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | June 16th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
SPJ’s Journalists of the Month: all LGBTQ journalists

Each month at about this time, we normally celebrate the accomplishments of an established SPJ volunteer. We usually post a congratulatory, brief essay about how much we appreciate their hard work. Continue reading


FOI FYI | June 16th, 2016 | #
Florida agencies should release public records in Orlando shooting

Agencies in Florida refusing to release documents associated with the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, should reconsider.

Media agencies have been requesting many documents under the Florida “Sunshine” law including 911 calls, the shooters employment documents when he served as a corrections officer and information about the shooters security guard license. Continue reading


Net Worked | June 15th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Social media: Journalism’s hub

Social media and the web have influenced how journalism is disseminated and presented. (Photo: Pixabay)

New data from Britain released today has given a new indication as to the role social media has in the world of modern journalism. Continue reading


Who's News? Diversity Every Day | June 15th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Orlando: As we report on another crisis, let’s remember our ethics, our humanity and our health

We have completed obituaries for all 49 victims in the Pulse shooting. Read them here: https://t.co/t6f2zpVR7Z pic.twitter.com/sqKfhfe3Pf

— Orlando Sentinel (@orlandosentinel) June 14, 2016

I tossed and turned all night. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | June 14th, 2016
FOIA reform…next stop, President Obama’s desk

Hurray! The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously approved the Senate’s Freedom of Information Act reform bill yesterday, sending the bill to President Obama.

A day later, the Society of Professional Journalists and other news media organizations are still celebrating this important step taken by Congress. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | June 13th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #
Kazakh Journalists Meet With Local SPJ Chapter

This item first appeared on the website of the Washington, DC, chapter of the SPJ

By Alice Ollstein

How do you distinguish between trustworthy news and propaganda? Continue reading


Net Worked | June 12th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
What Jacques Pepin can teach journalists

The work of chef, author and broadcaster Jacques Pepin provides worthwhile lessons for journalists. (Photo: Edsel Little/Wikimedia Commons)

Jacques Pepin and I, through our professions, are different. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | June 7th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #
China’s Foreign Minister Berates Canadian Reporter For Legitimate Question

This was first posted at Journalism, Journalists and the World.

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi decided that any questions about China’s human rights record is not something he likes being asked. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | June 2nd, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Getting around the Great Firewall of China as June 4 approaches

June 4 is remembered as the day the Chinese government brutally shut down a peaceful demonstration in Tiananmen Square in Beijing that was calling for reforms in the ruling Communist Party and in the government. Continue reading


Net Worked | June 2nd, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Why the world needs journalism students

In the final scene of the legendary sitcom Frasier, as the eponymous character prepares to embark on a new chapter in his life and career, he sits at the microphone at fictitious Seattle radio station KACL and recites a passage from Ulysses, the poem by Lord Tennyson. Continue reading


Net Worked | June 2nd, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Why Twitter’s changes are good for journalism

Twitter has unveiled changes to its 140 character format in response to investor concerns on user numbers. (Photo: Anthony Quintano/Flickr)

Recently, Twitter announced plans to revise its 140 character length. Continue reading