Archive for November, 2008


Looking forward to the sunshine in he Sunshine state

The latest travel venture for this SPJ president is a trip to Florida Saturday night to speak to the Reporter’s Institute, which is meeting at the Poynter Insititute in St. Petersburg.

I am looking forward to meeting what appears to be a great group of journalists from across the country set to get three days of training. I will be making a few remarks over lunch Monday about the state of the industry. Believe it or not, I found some bright spots while prepearing for my talk.

The number of people who bought papers after Tuesdays historic presidential election was unbelevieable. The Washington Post sold an additional 600,000 papers. The Chicago Sun Times increased its press run by 50 percent. The Chicago Tribune and New York Times boosted their runs by 50,000. People waited in line for hours at newstands in New York just to buy a morning paper.

It has created some buzz.

So people are still excited about news and newspaper.

The trip to Florida comes at a good time for this Minnesota resident. After about a week of usneasonably warm temps in the high 60s and 70s, they will drop into the 30s and snow might be on the way. Two days in Florida might be just what is needed.

EmailTwitterGoogle+FacebooktumblrPinterestReddit


Newest Posts

Must read FOI stories – 7/18/14 July 18, 2014, 6:04 pm
Social Media’s Place in the Society’s Ethics Code July 16, 2014, 3:07 pm
SPJ in the news: White House letter reaches its destination and then some [updated 7/15] July 15, 2014, 6:00 pm
FOIA should be proactive, not reactive July 15, 2014, 4:14 pm
Third draft out on ethics code revision July 14, 2014, 7:32 pm
Unveiling a New Code July 14, 2014, 6:04 pm
Ethics Code Revision: Our Third Draft July 14, 2014, 2:47 pm

Copyright © 2007-2014 Society of Professional Journalists. All Rights Reserved. Legal

Society of Professional Journalists
Eugene S. Pulliam National Journalism Center, 3909 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208
317/927-8000 | Fax: 317/920-4789 | Contact SPJ Headquarters | Employment Opportunities | Advertise with SPJ