Monthly Archive: August 2017


Journalism and the World | August 30th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Supporting Your Female Colleagues Will Help Grow a Stronger Community

When I began my career as a photographer, I could not imagine where I would be today. Two years ago, I planned on moving abroad to Istanbul, Turkey, to live as a freelance photojournalist. Continue reading


Net Worked | August 28th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
A need for journalism

This past week, Village Voice, the New York based alternative weekly known for its cultural output, announced that it would cease publication of its print edition. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | August 28th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Q&A with this year’s SPJ board candidates

SPJ’s national elections are coming up Sept. 7 to 9, in conjunction with our national convention in Anaheim. All SPJ members can vote for members of the national board. Continue reading


Net Worked | August 27th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
An equal industry

This past Saturday marked Women’s Equality Day, the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment, giving women the right to vote in the United States. Continue reading


Net Worked | August 25th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
The social question

There is no question that social media has challenged how audiences consume journalism, but it has raised several ethical concerns, notably surrounding the algorithm. But not enough is being done, nor is enough being asked about it. Continue reading


Code Words | August 23rd, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Journalists Are Journalists Because They Like Our Country

Most people in New York City carry some type of bag to work or the market. Bags are incredibly useful in a city that requires a lot of walking. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | August 22nd, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Lessons Learned From a Photojournalist to Her Colleagues

I am an Italian photojournalist of Croatian origin, and I have lived in Torino for many years now.

I come from the Balkans, territories devastated by wars in the nineties, which is something that lead me to this work. Continue reading


Net Worked | August 21st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
An intimate inspiration

Radio is the intimate of all mediums, and public radio has a role to play in civic and cultural life. (Photo: Pixabay)

Spring, 2009. A medical trifecta led to me completing the last half of my junior year and my entire senior year of high school as a homebound student. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | August 20th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #
SPJ Members of the Months: Hazel and Bob Becker

Bob and Hazel Becker

A class at George Washington University in 1965 brought together Robert and Hazel Becker, who you will undoubtedly see and probably learn from at Excellence in Journalism 2017 if you attend the national conference. Continue reading


Net Worked | August 18th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #
What’s your idea?

The author and long time public radio broadcaster Garrison Keillor has a saying which accompanies the end of his Writer’s Almanac programs on Minnesota Public Radio: “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.”

We live in an age where journalism is evolving every second, and as it evolves, so does how we think about it – whether it comes to our own crafts, how we can support our newsroom and industry colleagues, or how we can improve our relationship with the public. Continue reading


Net Worked | August 16th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
An ethical education

President Trump will not change his behavior towards the media. It is down to us to educate the public about the importance of journalism. (Photo: Gage Skidmore/Flickr)

“I don’t know what to make of the news. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | August 15th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Barred From Studying Photojournalism Because of My Gender Didn’t Stop Me to Pursue My Dream

I grew up cornered by closed borders in a city on permanent lockdown and that was “home” to me. I rarely saw the surrounding concrete walls opening up, but when they did my hardworking middle class single mother was there taking a photo of it. Continue reading


Code Words | August 15th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Journalists Should Speak Out Against Discrimination

The Academic Village at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia. (via Phil Roeder on Flickr Creative Commons)

Objectivity is correctly cited as an elemental trait of good journalists, which is exhibited in their ability to separate fact from fiction regardless of their personal biases. Continue reading


SPJ's Diversity Blog | August 14th, 2017 | #, #
Let’s Talk about the Cover SPJ Isn’t Talking about

Let me just say what most members did when the July/August Quill issue landed in mailboxes around the country earlier this month: they tossed it into an infinitely long to-be-read pile or in the trash (brownie points if you recycled). Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | August 13th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
A cover image

On Saturday, SPJ member Marie C. Baca in New Mexico sent an open letter to the SPJ national board voicing her displeasure with the cover of the July/August 2017 issue of Quill. Continue reading