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The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | October 21st, 2018 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
From EIJ — election results, SPJ/SDX board meetings, resolutions

The following are the results from this year’s SPJ national and regional elections. Results were announced at EIJ ’18 in Baltimore.

President-elect:

Patti Gallagher Newberry (unopposed): 791

Secretary-treasurer:

Matt Hall: 502 Nerissa Young: 347

At-large director (two years; two seats):

Mike Reilley: 456 Tess Fox: 441 Mercedes Vigón: 437 Robin Sherman: 180

At-large director (one year; two seats):

Yvette Walker: 728 Michael Savino: 645

Region 10 director:

Don Meyers (unopposed): 47

Region 1 coordinator:

Jane Primerano (unopposed): 148

Region 4 coordinator:

Paul Kostyu (unopposed): 58

Region 5 coordinator:

Amy Merrick (unopposed): 76

Region 7 coordinator:

Leah Wankum: 14 Katelyn Mary Skaggs: 8

Region 8 coordinator:

Kathryn Jones (unopposed): 64

Region 9 coordinator:

Ed Otte: 40 Rhett Wilkinson: 16

There were 888 votes out of a total of 6,200 possible voters, or 14.3 percent. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | December 24th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
SPJ correctly decides on neutral ballots

On Dec. 11, the SPJ national board approved a neutral process for future elections. There will be no “seal of approval” or stars, check marks or other symbols on the ballot indicating the preferences of a Nominating Committee. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | November 12th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
A new regional director, a nomination process debate and more

A recap of the SPJ national board’s electronic meeting on Nov. 4:

• The board chose Tom McKee to be the next Region 4 director, out of six applications. 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


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


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | April 30th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Spending policy, budget, governance: What SPJ’s board did

The biggest item on the SPJ national board agenda when it met in Indianapolis on April 22 and 23 was whether and how to overhaul the society’s structure of governance. Continue reading


Net Worked | April 17th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Let’s talk about ethics

We should talk about ethics, not just on the days of Ethics Week, but every day. (Photo: SPJ)

Next Monday (April 24th) begins Ethics Week, an annual event here at SPJ that looks at the role of ethics in journalism, why the Society’s own Code of Ethics is important – and to explore its four key principles – seek truth and report it, minimize harm, and be accountable and transparent. Continue reading


SPJ Member Spotlight | February 16th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #
SPJ Member of the Month: Kathryn Foxhall

Kathryn Foxhall

A longtime battler for government transparency, Kathryn Foxhall, is SPJ’s Member of the Month. Congratulations Kathryn!

Kathryn has covered health in Washington for 40 years, including 14 years (1978-1992) as editor of the American Public Health Association’s newspaper. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | February 12th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Freedom to videotape Maryland’s Legislature

There’s a subtle free-press debate going on in the Maryland General Assembly.

Last month, while sitting in the press area in the Maryland Senate, reporter Bryan P. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | January 12th, 2017 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Seized funds and communication strategy

The SPJ national board took up two topics — money and communication — during an electronic meeting on Jan. 5:

1 – In September, the board voted to revoke the charters of three SPJ chapters: Mid-Florida Pro, North Central Florida Pro and Inland Northwest Pro. Continue reading


The Mid-Atlantic Muckraker | May 24th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Board votes 13-3 against new boundaries, contraction

On Monday, the SPJ national board met electronically to discuss a proposal to change the board structure.

Region 3 Director Michael’s Koretzky’s proposal had four parts, including cutting the number of SPJ regions from 12 to 9. Continue reading