Monthly Archive: October 2016


First Draft | October 26th, 2016 | #, #, #
Why am I here?

As part of Generation J’s ongoing series of guest essays, Victoria Blake of Tarleton State University looks back at the path that led her to journalism. Continue reading


First Draft | October 25th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
The importance of truth in the social age

The Guardian’s offices in London. Its editor C.P. Scott promoted the pursuit of truth, saying: “Comment is free, but facts are sacred.” (Photo: Bryantbob/Wikimedia Commons under CC)

As the world of social media has evolved, so too has the dissemination and the curation of journalism, from how we inform and engage our audiences to how we enhance the stories that we tell. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | October 13th, 2016 | #
How to navigate Ky. Open Records and Open Meetings Laws

Government activities should be open to the public. It’s a fundamental American right. But it isn’t always honored by public officials. You can fight for your right to information – and Society of Professional Journalists, Louisville Pro Chapter, is ready to show you how. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | October 13th, 2016 | #
Kentucky forum on accountability journalism to be rescheduled

A forum on questions raised by The Kentucky Kernel’s reporting on the University of Kentucky’s handling of a sexual-assault case against a professor was canceled Thursday, Oct. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | October 12th, 2016 | #
Kicking out the press

The Maryland Pro chapter of SPJ released the following statement on Wednesday in response to Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake banning WYPR reporter P. Kenneth Burns from her press briefings. Continue reading


Region 5 Blog | October 10th, 2016 | #, #
Kentucky SPJ groups to hold forum on privacy, transparency and accountability journalism

The Kentucky Kernel’s reporting on the University of Kentucky’s handling of a sexual-assault case against a professor has raised important questions about privacy for victims, transparency of a public university, and the role of accountability journalism in a democratic society. Continue reading


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What the board and delegates did at EIJ16

Below is a recap of discussions and actions taken by the SPJ national board and convention delegates during Excellence in Journalism 2016 in New Orleans in September. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | October 1st, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
John Ensslin: SPJ helped me get my new job

This month, as SPJ gathered in New Orleans for our annual Excellence in Journalism conference, I had a chance to have lunch with John Ensslin. He is a former president of SPJ and a long-time journalist. Continue reading