Monthly Archive: December 2016

The Leading Edge | December 14th, 2016 | #
Have a holly, jolly 990 deadline and spread that Christmas cheer! 🎄

Get ’em filed, friends!

The deadline is tomorrow! We understand how busy the holiday season is. The IRS, not so much.

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

Journalism and the World | December 12th, 2016 | #, #, #, #
Editorial Independence of VOA Threatened By New Law

Politico reported this week a provision included in the just-passed National Defense Authorization Act would get rid of the bipartisan board running Voice of America, Radio Free Europe and other news outlets with a single CEO nominated by the president. Continue reading

FOI FYI | December 12th, 2016 | #
18 Ways to Fight Censoring PIOs

Over the last 20 years there’s been a surge in government offices and other employers prohibiting staff from ever speaking with journalists unless they first ask the public information officer or some person in management. Continue reading

SPJ Member Spotlight | December 11th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #
SPJ Member of the Month: Gideon Grudo

Gideon Grudo

A hard-working SPJ member in Florida who relocated to Washington, D.C., and now serves as SPJ’s Freedom of Information Committee chairman, Gideon Grudo, is SPJ’s Member of the Month for December. Continue reading

The X Factor | December 5th, 2016 | #
Attend the annual Holiday Scoop party this week!

The folks at Western Washington Pro Chapter are partnering with AAJA’s Seattle chapter to host the annual Holiday Scoop party on Thursday, December 8, from 6–10 p.m at Fado Irish Pub in Seattle. Continue reading