Monthly Archive: January 2017


Freedom of the Prez | January 24th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #
Memos and Emails to Federal Agency Employees Ban Press Releases, Social Media Posts and “Outward Facing” Documents

Denying agencies from sharing and communicating with the public, even temporarily, denies citizens their rights to access and the ability to hold the government accountable.

The public’s access to its government and its employees is dying. 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 X Factor | January 13th, 2017 | #
Contest Rules and Eligibility

Below is an FAQ, plus rules, eligibility, and categories for the 2016 Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest. Click here to enter. For questions or help, please email the contest committee. Continue reading


The X Factor | January 13th, 2017 | #
How to Enter the Contest (A Visual Guide)

The Northwest Excellence in Journalism Contest is now live. We are using BetterBNC, the same platform as last year. If you entered the 2015 contest, use the same credentials you used last year. 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


The X Factor | January 1st, 2017 | #
Happy New Year!

The New Year means it’s contest time again. The annual Northwest Excellence in Journalism competition will begin on Friday, January 13. The contest will end on Monday, February 6. Continue reading