Monthly Archive: February 2017
First Draft | February 21st, 2017 | #advice, #Careers, #citizen journalism, #ethics, #Freelancing, #journalism, #Journalism ethics, #tips, #training, #young journalists, #young reporters
5, Must-Know Standards Citizen Journalists Should Know and Practice
Citizen journalism involves those who aren’t professionally trained in journalism to take part in one of the foundations of democracy by conducting their own reporting and interviewing. Continue reading
Region 5 Blog | February 20th, 2017 | #Uncategorized
SPJ chapters tackle ‘fake news’ in ‘Challenges to Journalism’ series
The surge of fake news during the heated election season and the attacks from President Trump and his aides should spark re-dedication among journalists to the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics: seek truth and report it, minimize harm, act independently, and be accountable and transparent. Continue reading
A longtime battler for government transparency, Kathryn Foxhall, is SPJ’s Member of the Month. Congratulations Kathryn!
Kathryn has covered health in Washington for 40 years, including 14 years (1978-1992) as editor of the American Public Health Association’s newspaper. Continue reading
One of the first people I remember interviewing was a renowned Canadian journalist, author and broadcaster. Continue reading
In recent months, the American political system experienced an upheaval of unprecedented events involving the inauguration of President Donald Trump. Also in recent months, the trust in news and media organizations has plummeted among Americans where only 32 percent have a great deal or fair amount of trust in the media. Continue reading
The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | February 12th, 2017 | #Bryan P. Sears, #Larry Hogan, #Lynn Walsh, #Michael E. Busch, #Press Rights, #The Daily Record, #Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr.
Freedom to videotape Maryland’s Legislature
There’s a subtle free-press debate going on in the Maryland General Assembly.
Last month, while sitting in the press area in the Maryland Senate, reporter Bryan P. Continue reading