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| November 10th, 2015 | #, #, #, #
Community election results

Recently, the SPJ communities held rounds of elections for their new executive. These communities play an integral part in the future of the SPJ and the volunteers and organizers have shown great dedication not to their community, but also SPJ’s mission.

The winners are as follows:

Freelance: Chair: Anna Pratt Vice Chair: Michelle Sandlin At-Large Directors: Jennifer Karchmer and Susan Valot Secretary: Michael Fitzgerald Membership and Outreach Coordinator: Ellen Eldridge Resources Coordinator: Hazel Becker Events Coordinator: Amy Pritchart

Digital: Co-Chair, Programming and Strategy: Taylor Mirferendereski Co-Chair, Interactive and Social Media: Beth O’Malley Twitter Coordinator: Hilary Powell

Generation J: Communications: Andie Adams

International: Co-Chairs: Dan Kubiske and Elle Toussi

The community journalism community was exempt from these elections because of their recent formation at EIJ, and there were no candidates for the student community. Continue reading


| October 19th, 2015 | #, #, #, #
Community elections are happening!

Elections for SPJ’s Digital, Freelance, Generation J, Students and International communities are coming up!

Members of the communities will receive a ballot next Monday, October 26th. Voting will be open until 5pm ET on Friday, November 6th. In order to vote, you must be a member of the community that you are voting in as well as a member of SPJ.

The SPJ Community Journalism community is exempt from these elections because of their recent formation and approval at EIJ. Continue reading


| September 23rd, 2015 | #, #, #, #, #
We have a new community!

On Monday, at the final board meeting of EIJ in Orlando, the SPJ Board approved the formation of a community journalism community.

This community is going to examine issues surrounding journalists in urban, rural and suburban communities, helping community journalists and gain strength from other members. The community journalism community becomes the sixth in SPJ’s community network, and is being led by Al Cross, a former SPJ president and Director of the Institute on Rural Journalism and Community Issues at the University of Kentucky. Continue reading


| August 31st, 2015 | #, #, #
Why communities need members like you

A little over a year ago, I created the second community within the SPJ’s growing network of communities – SPJ Digital. While the community looked at the influence of social media and the web on journalism, we shared a similar goal with our colleagues in the Freelance community – to help not just contribute to the conversation about the future of journalism, but to make sense of it all for our members, and help them find the right path. Continue reading