Monthly Archive: September 2016
When Jackie Alexander, an assistant director for student media at Clemson University, led a workshop on identity at the College Media Convention in New York City this past spring, Candace Baltz was inspired. Continue reading
SPJ Member Spotlight | September 26th, 2016 | #Florida Pro, #getting involved, #How to get involved in SPJ, #Kathleen Devaney, #Membership, #professionals, #Student Chapter, #students
How to get involved in SPJ: Transitioning from student to pro
Editor’s note: We’ve asked members of SPJ to write blog posts for us about how exactly to get involved in SPJ. Sometimes, people don’t know where to start. Continue reading
Code Words | September 25th, 2016 | #Clinton, #Conflict of interest, #Credibility, #Debates, #Donald, #Donald Trump, #Hillary, #Hillary Clinton, #Journalism ethics, #Lester Holt, #Media Trust, #NBC, #politics, #President, #Presidential Debate, #SPJ Code of Ethics, #Trump, #truth, #white house
Debating the Role of Debate Moderators
The difference between NYC and NOLA is apparently the decor around their buskers.
We are a fortunate bunch in Region 1. We have a small geographic footprint (ok, I wouldn’t want to walk to Irwin’s house from mine, but, . Continue reading
First Draft | September 22nd, 2016 | #alex veeneman, #career, #Excellence in Journalism, #mission, #public service, #Society of Professional Journalists, #Why I Love my Job
Reflecting on EIJ and journalism
The famous author E.L. Doctorow had a saying about writing: “Writing is an exploration. Continue reading
Code Words | September 15th, 2016 | #election, #ethics, #Gallup, #journalism, #Journalism ethics, #media, #Media Trust, #Online Journalism, #politics, #polling, #social media, #trust
Canary in the Coalmine: Trust in Media Hits New Low
Less than a third of American adults trust the media at least “a fair amount,” according to a new Gallup poll. The finding is the most dismal since Gallup started taking the poll in the 1970s. Continue reading
SPJ Member Spotlight | September 14th, 2016 | #Jennifer Brannock Cox, #Maryland Pro, #Membership, #Salisbury State, #Student Chapter, #Volunteer of the Month
Jennifer Brannock Cox is SPJ member of the month
A professional chapter president who also is a student chapter adviser, Jennifer Brannock Cox, is SPJ’s Member of the Month for September. Congratulations Jennifer! Continue reading
As part of Generation J’s ongoing series of guest essays, Emily Bloch of Florida Atlantic University considers why a different element of programming can help reinforce some journalistic principles. Continue reading
First Draft | September 12th, 2016 | #Careers, #Data Journalism, #digital journalism, #Education, #journalism, #journalism skills, #Society of Professional Journalists, #technology, #tips, #training
6 Low- to No-Cost Ways to Learn New or Improve Existing Skills
Education never ends for journalists especially those on the techy side. Understanding trendy technologies, social sites, and learning new, necessary skills are all part of the job. Continue reading
Guest Post By Victoria Blake @victoriablake22
When you start writing a paper, it is sometimes encouraged to write the ending first and the rest will become easier. Continue reading
Bluegrass (Kentucky) Professional Chapter SPJ issued a statement Tuesday in response to the resignation of Assistant Attorney General Amye Bensenhaver, the AG office’s lead attorney with 25 years of experience in Open Meetings and Open Records appeals. Continue reading
It was the night of the 20th of October, 2015. I switched my TV on to C-SPAN 2 where they were simulcasting with the CBC, the public broadcaster in Canada, to air coverage of the country’s elections. Continue reading
FOI FYI | September 3rd, 2016
Obama White House Doesn’t Address Complaints on Its Censorship through PIOs, etc.
This is a guest post by DC-based journalist Kathryn Foxhall.
After eight months the White House is not answering the complaints of journalism and other groups that the Obama Administration has entrenched the practice of prohibiting federal employees to speak to journalists without surveillance by public information offices, and that it often blocks them from communicating at all. Continue reading
This week, it emerged that the editors behind the Trending Topics section at Facebook had been fired, and that the algorithm would be at the core of finding stories that users would want to hear about. Continue reading
In this digital age, landing a job has become more difficult. Here, SPJ’s Katie-Leigh Corder considers how volunteering can help you in the job market.
In a society where both new and seasoned journalists are expected to keep up with the digital revolution and competition, feelings of being overwhelmed are commonplace. Continue reading