A pitched debate about information is happening on the University of Maryland’s College Park campus.
The campus has a number of news sources, including an independent student newspaper, The Diamondback, which won SPJ’s overall Mark of Excellence best in show award this year. Continue reading
The following are the results from this year’s SPJ national and regional elections. Results were announced at EIJ ’18 in Baltimore.
President-elect:Patti Gallagher Newberry (unopposed): 791
Secretary-treasurer:Matt Hall: 502 Nerissa Young: 347
At-large director (two years; two seats):Mike Reilley: 456 Tess Fox: 441 Mercedes Vigón: 437 Robin Sherman: 180
At-large director (one year; two seats):Yvette Walker: 728 Michael Savino: 645
Region 10 director:Don Meyers (unopposed): 47
Region 1 coordinator:Jane Primerano (unopposed): 148
Region 4 coordinator:Paul Kostyu (unopposed): 58
Region 5 coordinator:Amy Merrick (unopposed): 76
Region 7 coordinator:Leah Wankum: 14 Katelyn Mary Skaggs: 8
Region 8 coordinator:Kathryn Jones (unopposed): 64
Region 9 coordinator:Ed Otte: 40 Rhett Wilkinson: 16
There were 888 votes out of a total of 6,200 possible voters, or 14.3 percent. Continue reading
Editor’s note: Shortly after this letter was mailed and sent electronically to the White House, Saudi Arabia confirmed the death of the missing journalist. Continue reading
Remarks Given by National SPJ President J. Alex Tarquinio after being sworn in at the President’s Installation Banquet at the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Baltimore on Sept. Continue reading
Guest blogger: Adina Solomon
When I started thinking about journalism as a high school student, I pictured a staff job. Who didn’t? Maybe I could write bold features for a magazine or report for a metro newspaper. Continue reading
SPJ’s annual election is this month. Watch for an email ballot as Excellence in Journalism ’18 opens on Sept. 27.
SPJ members will choose a president-elect, a secretary-treasurer and four at-large directors (two for two-year terms, two for one-year terms). Continue reading
At first it was almost a joke. Those of us who were too young to have made Nixon’s enemies list figured we had another chance with Trump. Continue reading
Today, hundreds of newspapers across the country are publishing editorials to fight back against anti-press rhetoric. The Society of Professional Journalists stands in solidarity with these newsrooms and other journalism organizations and applauds their efforts to explain the importance of the work they do every day. Continue reading
President Trump continues his verbal assaults on the press at rallies and in tweets on almost a daily basis. But the Society of Professional Journalists is responding the best way it knows how: by providing the training, networking and professional development that journalists need to continue uncovering the truth, holding the powerful accountable and perpetuating its role as a pillar of democracy. Continue reading
As survivors related by blood, marriage or ink at The Capital cope with loss and trauma, their community came out Saturday to root for them, on a day made festive by food and music. Continue reading
The SPJ national board held an electronic meeting on Saturday, part of a plan President Rebecca Baker announced when she took office: The board would hold meetings at four points during the journo-fiscal year instead of the traditional two (EIJ, on spring). Continue reading
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