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


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