As all members in good standing know, the SPJ Board is shrinking. We are going from a cumbersome 23 members to a sleek nine members. Think F-350 down to F-150. Continue reading
Ever since the Trump administration took office last year, reporters from The New York Times, The Washington Post, Politico and many other news organizations have been reporting on the inner workings of the federal government. Continue reading
The news that 45 freelance journalists will receive their fees for unpaid work published by Ebony magazine is more than welcome – it’s cheer-worthy! Continue reading
Sam Nunberg, a former Trump campaign aide, granted many interviews to journalists Monday that produced several accusations and conflicting statements. Continue reading
It’s that time of year again, enjoying the sunshine and preparing for Annual Reports!
This is an early notice that your report will be due May 30, 2018, and cover the period from May 1, 2017, to April 30, 2018. Continue reading
As Yogi Berra would say, it’s déjà vu all over again.
A legislature has rushed through a bill curtailing the state’s public records act, waiving rules to minimize public comment and present the governor with a bill that has enough votes to override any veto, and members of the public are as mad as hell. Continue reading
Next Thursday, International Women’s Day is observed – the day where women’s contributions to society, including in journalism, are celebrated. Continue reading
It is a piece of guidance which is as established as the institution of journalism itself – as you work your way through school to get a degree, you form a specialism along the way. Continue reading
I grew up without a tv at home. Instead, I read newspapers and I created scrapbooks full of articles. My interests were broad: royal families, wars, and American elections. Continue reading
At first entry, stepping through the side entrance located in a busy mall located in the Minneapolis Skyway, life appears to come to a screeching halt. Continue reading
I touch the future – I teach.
That slogan has adorned many T-shirts around the country for years. Now, professional journalists have the opportunity to touch the future by signing up as a guest speaker under #Press4Education. Continue reading
The SPJ national board met electronically on Monday to choose a new regional director to serve on the board.
The vacancy was for Region 10, which covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Continue reading
After the election of officers during the first student Society of Professional Journalists chapter meeting in the Middle East, one of Professor Matt Jones Duffy’s Zayed University students told him she was scared because she had never voted before. Continue reading
Writing was always one of my passions, and the idea of covering stories was one of my earliest dreams. My father’s diplomatic career took us to many different countries. Continue reading
“Why are we having all these people from shithole countries come here?,” President Donald Trump reportedly asked Thursday at a White House meeting discussing immigration policies and protections for people from Haiti, El Salvador and the African continent. Continue reading