Monthly Archive: July 2017


Journalism and the World | July 26th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Overcoming the Challenges of Being a Woman in Journalism Abroad

I’ve started as a professional photojournalist in Egypt. Indeed, in 2012 I had the opportunity to have an internship at the local newspaper Egypt Independent just out of school and only one year after the Egyptian Revolution. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | July 22nd, 2017 | #, #, #, #
A (mostly) good plan for changing SPJ

SPJ has drifted away from a best practice to which we committed:

Post a summary of the meeting at a chapter website promptly, preferably within five business days of the meeting, so members can keep abreast of chapter activities. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | July 21st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
From the annual reports (campus)

Nine campus chapters in Region 2 submitted regional reports this year. Here are some highlights from those reports. Thanks to all for their great work in keeping SPJ and journalism strong. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | July 21st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
From the annual reports (pro)

Three of the pro chapters in Region 2 submitted annual reports this year. Here are some highlights from their reports:

Maryland

• The top program of the year was a collaboration with the Maryland-Delaware-D.C. Continue reading


Net Worked | July 21st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
The Twin Cities’ spirit

Garrison Keillor’s quote, “Be well, do good work and keep in touch,” provides a lesson for journalists. (Photo: Trishhhh/Flickr)

It’s a somewhat overcast afternoon as I look out of the window in the small office of my apartment in Minneapolis, where I’m ending my first full week as a Minnesotan. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | July 19th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Branding Your Unique Perspective

Photo by: @Sifuentes (Instagram)

When I saw the editor’s reply to my pitch, I could feel a tiny knot form in my stomach. The anticipation, however, was short-lived. Continue reading


Code Words | July 5th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
CNN Source Agreement Odd, Not Blackmail

Screenshot of President Donald Trump’s Twitter message.

Post updated Monday July 5 to include CNN’s statement.

CNN announced an unusual anonymity agreement with a source Sunday. Continue reading


Net Worked | July 2nd, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Fred Rogers’ journalism lesson

When we try to decide what we want to do for a living as a career, a lot of questions come to mind. What are we passionate about? Continue reading


Code Words | July 2nd, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Give up on the President, Not the American People

Screenshot of President Donald Trump’s Twitter message.

President Donald Trump is not going to change how he treats the press.

President Donald Trump continued his attacks on the press Sunday when he posted a short video to Twitter showing him wrestling a person depicting CNN. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | July 1st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Get Paid What You’re Worth: Disrupting a Broken Industry

As journalists, we are not supposed to talk about our political affiliations, religious beliefs, share any strong personal opinions. These are the rules. These rules have emerged since the U.S. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | July 1st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Get Paid What You’re Worth: Disrupting a Broken Industry

As journalists, we are not supposed to talk about our political affiliations, religious beliefs, share any strong personal opinions. These are the rules. These rules have emerged since the U.S. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | July 1st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
How a Network of Females in the Journalism Community Helps Me Do My Job Better

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about my time in the journalism community and if I have what it takes to hang on. It’s a tough time to be a journalist for all the obvious reasons — ad sales declining, cutbacks in newsrooms, and of course our president’s never-ending hatred of everything we do. Continue reading