After reviewing this year’s SPJ chapter annual reports for Region 2, I’ve already summarized the latest with the pro chapters.
Now, some highlights from the campus chapters:
• Western Carolina University: One of its two programs in the past year was a Google training session. Continue reading
As SPJ chapters know, it’s annual report time. That’s when chapters lay out what they have been doing, particularly with programs, as well how they are doing financially. Continue reading
At a time when journalists are called “enemy of the people,” fired for doing their jobs and forced to compromise their ethics, it’s crucial to take a step back and remind ourselves of the important and meaningful work that journalists are doing all over the country. Continue reading
Some people have asked about the May 21 email from the SPJ board of directors (see below) about the possible misuse of money in a regional fund in Region 10. Continue reading
Some highlights of the most recent (April 14/15) SPJ and SDX national board meetings in Indianapolis:
Sigma Delta Chi Foundation board (April 14):
• SPJ Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie told the board that 112 applications had come in for the newly created Journalist on Call position. Continue reading
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