Monthly Archive: August 2016


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | August 22nd, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Annual report observations (students)

Some items of interest as I reviewed this year’s Region 2 annual reports for campus chapters:

Appalachian State University:

The chapter worked with the university’s student publication to host a conversation about First Amendment rights on and off campus. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | August 22nd, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Annual report observations (pros)

Some items of interest as I reviewed this year’s Region 2 annual reports for pro chapters:

Washington, D.C., Pro:

A job fair held jointly with other journalism organizations for the second straight year did well. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | August 21st, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #
SPJ Member of the Month: Pat Trosky

Keystone Pro Chapter President Pat Trosky is SPJ’s Member of the Month for August, brought to our attention because of her work on behalf of SPJ at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Continue reading


Who's News? Diversity Every Day | August 15th, 2016 | #
We need to talk about the atrocious media coverage at the Rio Olympics

The day after gymnast Simone Biles won a gold medal in Rio, the front-page headline in my local newspaper celebrated her as “Superlative Simone.” But I did a double-take when I saw a column headline underneath that read, “ ‘I don’t think she’s human,’ rival says of dominant Texas gymnast.”

Flickr/Agência Brasil Fotografias

How could those words have sailed past the editors? Continue reading


Who's News? Diversity Every Day | August 14th, 2016 | #, #, #
NABJ/NAHJ16: It was epic!

I’m still coming down from the clouds as I write. The recent NABJ/NAHJ16 joint conference in Washington, D.C. earlier this month was the first of its kind, bringing the nation’s two largest minority journalism organizations: National Association of Black Journalists and National Association of Hispanic Journalists together under one roof. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | August 11th, 2016 | #, #
SPJ Members: Ask Chapter Delegates to Pass SPJ Supporter Bylaws Change

A Guest Post by Lynn Walsh, SPJ President-Elect

EIJ16 is almost a month away. On top of all of training and networking opportunities, SPJ chapter delegates will have an opportunity to vote on two proposed changes to the organizations bylaws. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | August 11th, 2016 | #, #
A couple of job openings in Singapore and UAE

Top News Editor, Asia Thomson Reuters Singapore

Qatar Correspondent – TR Construction Thomson Reuters Dubai, United Arab Emirates Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | August 9th, 2016 | #
The last roundup

Below is my column for the July/August 2016 issue of Quill:

This column for Quill is the last one I will write as president of the Society of Professional Journalists. Continue reading


The Independent Journalist | August 9th, 2016 | #
Georgia SPJ’s freelance board on the rise with new chair

Guest blogger: Rebekah Fuchko

As all freelance journalists know, there is something they need in spades in order to be successful: a strong passion for what they do. Continue reading