Monthly Archive: September 2017


Code Words | September 30th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Puerto Rico’s Situation Is Not up for Debate

Radar image of Hurricane Maria on September 19, 2017. (via NASA)

A majority of Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents are without electricity and clean drinking water more than a week after Hurricane Maria tore across the island. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 30th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Shuttered Cambodia Daily Editor Jodie DeJong on Leader’s Promise to “Smash Teeth”

A government crackdown on the media and nonprofit groups in Cambodia has led to the demise of the 24-year-old Cambodia Daily, which was forced to cease operations on Sunday, Sept. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 27th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Self Confidence, Empathy and a Break

When asked about what is the biggest challenge of being a female photojournalist, people generally might expect me to talk about safety. It´s true that being a journalist or a photojournalist means many times being at risk, as our profession request to be in certain places at certain moments where probably most of the people would never be. Continue reading


Net Worked | September 26th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
The matter of facts (and their ethics)

Twitter has become a popular way to disseminate news. (Photo: Pixabay)

There is no question that social media has enhanced our abilities to disseminate information and to inform audiences about the events of the world. Continue reading


Net Worked | September 26th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Seek truth without abuse

The BBC’s Laura Kuenssberg, who has been subjected to abuse online for her reporting. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons/CC)

Over the last couple of days, Laura Kuenssberg has received attention for something that should not be a norm. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | September 21st, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
SPJ overhaul, election, Journalist on Call, and more

One of the most significant parts of this year’s SPJ national conference was a radical change in the society’s governance.

The SPJ will drop from 23 members this year to 9 members in 2019. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 20th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
The Art of Storytelling Helped Me Explore Life and Myself

I remember gazing from my bunk bed every night in our house in Athens at my dad’s black and white pictures hanging on the corridor wall. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | September 18th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #
Keem O. Muhammad: SPJ Member of Month for September

Keem Muhammad

A rising young star in the SPJ firmament is a student and leader already – Keem Muhammad. Congratulations, Keem! 

He has just finished a year and a half on the SPJ National Board of Directors as Campus Representative. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 13th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Elevating the Status of Women in Journalism

The last few years have been especially visible for the conversation around women in journalism, their presence in newsrooms and in the field is being noticed, the number of graduates from J-schools has risen as have women reporting from the ground as foreign correspondents and freelancers. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | September 11th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Fixers: Who Are They and How Do They Work?

Even the most seasoned foreign correspondent will swear that their job is only possible because they’ve learned to rely on experienced, reliable local people to help them in the field. Continue reading


Net Worked | September 9th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
A need to collaborate

“Journalism is a team effort.”

That was how Jake Tapper, the chief Washington correspondent for CNN and anchor of The Lead and State of the Union, described the profession as he accepted the John F. Continue reading


Code Words | September 6th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Reporting on Disasters

Expected path of Hurricane Irma as of Tuesday, September 6 (via @NOAA)

Hurricane Harvey last week devastated parts of the Gulf Coast of the United States. Continue reading


The Independent Journalist | September 5th, 2017 | #, #
Freelancers Unite: Sessions for Independent Journalists at #EIJ17

The annual Excellence in Journalism conference commences Thursday in Anaheim, and I’m thrilled to say there are six (6!) sessions of special interest to freelancers, described below. Continue reading


Western Tales | September 4th, 2017 | #
Who’s joining us in Anaheim for SPJ’s annual conference?

Hope to see y’all in Anaheim for #EIJ17 this week. See the website here. Get the app here.  Look for regional director Matthew T. Hall on the app or in person and share your thoughts on SPJ or just say hi. Continue reading


Net Worked | September 3rd, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Words to the EIJ wise

Raney Aronson-Rath, the executive producer of Frontline, seen with David Fanning, the executive producer at large in 2011. Aronson-Rath wants to uphold the values of a free press.(Photo: Peabody Awards/Flickr)

When Raney Aronson-Rath began her journalism career at an English language newspaper in Taiwan in the early 1990s, she witnessed the emergence of a free press, in a time where the country was undergoing significant political reforms. Continue reading