Monthly Archive: September 2017


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | September 21st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
SPJ overhaul, election, Journalist on Call, and more

One of the most significant parts of this year’s SPJ national conference was a radical change in the society’s governance.

The SPJ will drop from 23 members this year to 9 members in 2019. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | September 21st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
SPJ overhaul, election, Journalist on Call, and more

One of the most significant parts of this year’s SPJ national conference was a radical change in the society’s governance.

The SPJ will drop from 23 members this year to 9 members in 2019. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 20th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
The Art of Storytelling Helped Me Explore Life and Myself

I remember gazing from my bunk bed every night in our house in Athens at my dad’s black and white pictures hanging on the corridor wall. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | September 18th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #
Keem O. Muhammad: SPJ Member of Month for September

Keem Muhammad

A rising young star in the SPJ firmament is a student and leader already – Keem Muhammad. Congratulations, Keem! 

He has just finished a year and a half on the SPJ National Board of Directors as Campus Representative. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 13th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Elevating the Status of Women in Journalism

The last few years have been especially visible for the conversation around women in journalism, their presence in newsrooms and in the field is being noticed, the number of graduates from J-schools has risen as have women reporting from the ground as foreign correspondents and freelancers. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 11th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Fixers: Who Are They and How Do They Work?

Even the most seasoned foreign correspondent will swear that their job is only possible because they’ve learned to rely on experienced, reliable local people to help them in the field. Continue reading


Net Worked | September 9th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
A need to collaborate

“Journalism is a team effort.”

That was how Jake Tapper, the chief Washington correspondent for CNN and anchor of The Lead and State of the Union, described the profession as he accepted the John F. Continue reading


Code Words | September 6th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Reporting on Disasters

Expected path of Hurricane Irma as of Tuesday, September 6 (via @NOAA)

Hurricane Harvey last week devastated parts of the Gulf Coast of the United States. Continue reading


The Independent Journalist | September 5th, 2017 | #, #
Freelancers Unite: Sessions for Independent Journalists at #EIJ17

The annual Excellence in Journalism conference commences Thursday in Anaheim, and I’m thrilled to say there are six (6!) sessions of special interest to freelancers, described below. Continue reading


Western Tales | September 4th, 2017 | #
Who’s joining us in Anaheim for SPJ’s annual conference?

Hope to see y’all in Anaheim for #EIJ17 this week. See the website here. Get the app here.  Look for regional director Matthew T. Hall on the app or in person and share your thoughts on SPJ or just say hi. Continue reading


Net Worked | September 3rd, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Words to the EIJ wise

Raney Aronson-Rath, the executive producer of Frontline, seen with David Fanning, the executive producer at large in 2011. Aronson-Rath wants to uphold the values of a free press.(Photo: Peabody Awards/Flickr)

When Raney Aronson-Rath began her journalism career at an English language newspaper in Taiwan in the early 1990s, she witnessed the emergence of a free press, in a time where the country was undergoing significant political reforms. Continue reading