Monthly Archive: October 2017


The Leading Edge | October 26th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #
Be proactive with SPJ so you can enjoy the holiday season!

Keep your status!

It’s that time of year! Holiday bustle, good food and great friends, just like the ones at the IRS. They’ve asked that our chapters file their annual Form 990s by Dec. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 24th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Women Feel the Emotional Weight of Telling Our Stories

Earlier this year, Source published a piece I wrote that was framed as an open letter to hiring managers. It documented my six-month journey in finding a job after being part of the massive layoffs at Fusion. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 24th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
The Art of Asking – Coalition For Women In Journalism Launches Advice Column

These are wild times for women in journalism. On one hand, we arguably have more opportunities than ever before in history and yet, worldwide, female reporters still face countless obstacles to professional development – from wage gaps to online harassment and offline violence. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 24th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Testing My Limits and Experience Helped Me Grow Professionally

The woman who gave me my first job in journalism as an intern for National Public Radio was Sue Goodwin. A producer of a national call-in talk show, she was a tornado of determination and creativity. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 16th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
I Want to See Equality in Photojournalism, so I Hire Women

As a journalist, I often cover topics related to gender equality, but it is only recently that I’ve discovered the power of using my budget and my editorial relationships to get more women hired. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | October 12th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Chest-thumping + ignorance = fake legislating?

Indiana state Rep. Jim Lucas has to know that his bill proposing mandatory licenses for journalists isn’t worth the paper it’s printed on.

He doesn’t even need to read all of the way through the First Amendment to figure it out. Continue reading


Net Worked | October 11th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
A need to champion

Helen Thomas, one of the first women members of the White House press corps, as seen during a 1976 news conference with President Gerald Ford. (Photo: Marion S. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 11th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Mentors Teach You What Journalism Schools Don’t Teach

Journalism has come a long way, from the age of print to the digital. As the industry evolves, I have realized that we need to change our collective mindset. Continue reading


FOI FYI | October 10th, 2017 | #, #, #
Yes, filing a lot of FOIA requests is normal and good reporting

Aurora, Illinois Police Chief Kristen Ziman recently wrote on her blog:

“If reputable and respected journalists respond and tell me that it is perfectly normal to file FOIA requests for the sake of filing, then I will stand corrected.”

And later:

“But I do believe FOIA requests should be strategic and not just a fishing expedition. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 9th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Why Doesn’t Anyone Train Fixers?

Fixers are a vital part of the newsgathering process. They secure your access to a story, handle your logistics and act as a go-between when interviewing in a foreign language. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 7th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Reflections of EIJ 2017 from a First Time International Student

Traveling has always given me great exposure to the world. I have traveled more than ten countries so far during my student life, but the most recent has been the best one. Continue reading


Freedom of the Prez | October 6th, 2017 | #, #, #
#FreePressFriday to highlight link between journalism, democracy

“Power can be very addictive. And it can be corrosive. And it’s important for the media to call to account people who abuse their power.” — Former President George W. Continue reading


Code Words | October 5th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Video: The Balance Between Necessary and Excess

(via Flicker Creative Commons/cpkatie)

Journalists and news organizations have been intensively covering Sunday’s shooting at the Mandalay Bay hotel in Las Vegas. At least 58 people were killed and over 500 were injured as spectators enjoyed a festival of country music. Continue reading


Journalism and the World | October 4th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Staying Emotionally and Mentally Strong Is Important as a Photographer, Take Breaks When You Need It

As a high school senior, in lieu of going to college, I decided to travel. With money earned through various jobs, over the next four years, I would travel to more than 30 countries, with my camera as a window into different societies and cultures. Continue reading