Monthly Archive: January 2017


Region 5 Blog | January 24th, 2017 | #
SPJ backs student newspaper’s plan to appeal open records decision

Journalists say a judge’s ruling supporting the University of Kentucky in a lawsuit against its independent student newspaper, The Kentucky Kernel, raises concerns about transparency and open government. Continue reading


First Draft | January 20th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Social media discourse: Don’t feed the trolls

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia – Monday, the 16th. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has come to this community, just outside Halifax in the eastern part of the country, for a town hall with members of the public to discuss various aspects of policy, as well as the future. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | January 17th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #
SPJ Member of the Month: Emil Dansker

Older members are the backbone of SPJ, but they don’t often get the recognition year in and year out. We’re going to remedy that – for one person – this month by declaring Emil Dansker our SPJ Member of the Month. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | January 12th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Seized funds and communication strategy

The SPJ national board took up two topics — money and communication — during an electronic meeting on Jan. 5:

1 – In September, the board voted to revoke the charters of three SPJ chapters: Mid-Florida Pro, North Central Florida Pro and Inland Northwest Pro. Continue reading


First Draft | January 11th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
A public connection

Bush House, the former home of the BBC World Service in London, where nightly broadcasts became a comfort for the author. (Photo: Nigel Cox/CC license)

It was a night in Spring 2009, just before 1am. Continue reading