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


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