By Lynn Walsh | November 28th, 2011
By: Lynn Walsh
Newsrooms, classrooms, in the field or at home, young and new journalists are working everywhere.
In honor of the hard work and innovative news ideas they bring to the news industry and to the Society of Professional Journalists, the SPJ Generation J and Membership committees would like to take one day a month to highlight and honor them.
Once a month the Generation J committee will work with the SPJ Membership committee to identify a current SPJ member that fits the Gen J profile.
What is the profile of a Gen J member?
They are early-stage professional journalists that are working to sharpen their skills while recognizing the importance of journalism advocacy.
With so many of us out there, myself included, we want to give you a chance to shine. The blog will post every month on the fifth and will be produced through a variety of news mediums.
We want the feature to best highlight the journalist in the format they work with on a daily basis. If they are a TV journalist we want to use video. If they are a photojournalist we want to show you who they are through pictures.
The posts will show you what they are currently doing in the industry and where they want to go. It will be an opportunity to hear how they got there and why they have decided to stick with the news industry even though it may not always be smooth sailing.
The Gen J committee is excited to be partnering with the Membership committee and is even more excited to provide a platform for journalists to share their passions, positions and thoughts about the future of news.
Think you or someone you know would make a great Gen J Feature? Contact me and let me know why, the only criteria is that they are currently a member of SPJ.
Lynn Walsh is an Investigative Producer for WPTV in West Palm Beach, Florida. Her passion is producing investigations that hold people accountable and provide much-needed answers to the public. She is obsessed with news, social media and pop culture and loves spending time with family and friends. Share your thoughts with her on Twitter @LWalsh or e-mail her, Lynn.K.Walsh@gmail.com.