Monthly Archive: October 2016


Code Words | October 31st, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Journalists Should Be Guided by Fairness and Impartiality in Election’s Final Days

Photo: Diego Cambiaso

Social media coverage drives the conversation surrounding the 2016 presidential campaign – whether it’s live-tweeting of a campaign stop or a Facebook Live broadcast of a campaign speech. Continue reading


The Leading Edge | October 31st, 2016 | #
Our friends at the IRS and chapter programming for all

Get ’em filed, friends!

It’s that time of year – holiday bustle, good food and great friends, just like the ones at the IRS.

They’ve asked that our chapters file their annual Form 990’s by Dec. Continue reading


FOI FYI | October 30th, 2016 | #, #, #, #
Guest Post: Jailing of the Press

Big names like Amy Goodman may shout loudly enough that after soliciting national media’s attention, judges drop silly charges that critically challenge their freedom of the press.  Continue reading


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


SPJ's Diversity Blog | October 25th, 2016 | #, #
Saying goodbye to George Ramos: a legendary reporter, teacher, and friend

I didn’t expect to need a tissue but I did. The moment I saw the display I got emotional. It was beautiful. There was George Ramos’ life encased in glass. 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


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


First Draft | October 20th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Simple yet essential

When producing journalism, the most simple ethics rules are the most important to remember. (Photo: Pixabay)

As we prepare for careers in this ever changing media landscape, some of the most quintessential things to remember can be items that can easily be taken for granted. Continue reading


Code Words | October 17th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
“Our Republic and Its Press Will Rise or Fall Together”

A bust of Joseph Pulitzer stands next to a plaque bearing his words in the lobby of Pulitzer Hall, which houses the Columbia University Graduation School of Journalism. Continue reading


Net Worked | October 16th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #
Join the SPJ Digital Executive Board

We love having you as a member of SPJ Digital, and we want you to help us lead it!  Join the SPJ Digital executive board to make key decisions about the group’s future and our programs. Continue reading


SPJ's Diversity Blog | October 15th, 2016 | #
October is LGBT History Month

October marks LGBT History Month, started in 1994 by a Missouri high school teacher. Rodney Wilson sought out other teachers and community leaders for his effort and they chose October because school was in session and it coincided with National Coming Out Day on October 11.  Continue reading


SPJ's Diversity Blog | October 15th, 2016 | #
October is LGBT History Month

October marks LGBT History Month, started in 1994 by a Missouri high school teacher. Rodney Wilson sought out other teachers and community leaders for his effort and they chose October because school was in session and it coincided with National Coming Out Day on October 11.  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