Monthly Archive: October 2016


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


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


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


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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