Monthly Archive: February 2018

FOI FYI | February 28th, 2018 | #, #, #, #, #
Washington’s governor needs to use veto pen to make stand for transparency

As Yogi Berra would say, it’s déjà vu all over again.

A legislature has rushed through a bill curtailing the state’s public records act, waiving rules to minimize public comment and present the governor with a bill that has enough votes to override any veto, and members of the public are as mad as hell. Continue reading

Net Worked | February 26th, 2018 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Championing women every day

Margaret Brennan of CBS News interviewing former Secretary of State John Kerry in 2015. (Photo: US Department of State/Flickr)

Next Thursday, International Women’s Day is observed – the day where women’s contributions to society, including in journalism, are celebrated. Continue reading

Net Worked | February 25th, 2018 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Obsessions over beats

The former building of the Dallas Morning News. The organization is focusing on obsessions rather than beats. (Photo: Antonio Campoy Ederra/Flickr)

It is a piece of guidance which is as established as the institution of journalism itself – as you work your way through school to get a degree, you form a specialism along the way. Continue reading

Journalism and the World | February 21st, 2018 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Freelance Journalists: Team Up!

I grew up without a tv at home. Instead, I read newspapers and I created scrapbooks full of articles. My interests were broad: royal families, wars, and American elections. Continue reading

Net Worked | February 18th, 2018 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Lessons over coffee

Sitting down with a fellow journalist over a cup of coffee will benefit not just you, but your audience. (Photo: Pixabay)

At first entry, stepping through the side entrance located in a busy mall located in the Minneapolis Skyway, life appears to come to a screeching halt. Continue reading

Classrooms and Newsrooms: The J-Education Forum | February 12th, 2018 | #
Make a difference by getting involved in classrooms

I touch the future – I teach.

That slogan has adorned many T-shirts around the country for years. Now, professional journalists have the opportunity to touch the future by signing up as a guest speaker under #Press4Education. Continue reading

The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | February 7th, 2018 | #
A new regional director; more news TK

The SPJ national board met electronically on Monday to choose a new regional director to serve on the board.

The vacancy was for Region 10, which covers Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington. Continue reading

Journalism and the World | February 2nd, 2018 | #
Journalist, Middle East media expert Duffy dies at 46

After the election of officers during the first student Society of Professional Journalists chapter meeting in the Middle East, one of Professor Matt Jones Duffy’s Zayed University students told him she was scared because she had never voted before. Continue reading