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You've finished school and are trying to make sense of the big, bad (as in good, of course) world of journalism. Now what?

Welcome to Generation J, where future newsroom leaders can collaborate to build newsrooms of the future. Looking for career advice? Get it or give it here. Got some industry insight? Share it. Want to rant? Fine. Trying to pick up new skills or build your portfolio? Consider this your training ground and art gallery. (All media are welcome — but know that we're featuring only the best work. So if it appears here, you're doing something right.)

Last but absolutely, positively and most certainly not least: Hang around here to stay on top of the issues that affect you and your newsroom every day. The Society of Professional Journalists will inspire you to improve and protect journalism.


First Draft Blog:

Why Twitter should be a non-negotiable for journalists

I haven’t been able to get this article by Ann Friedman for the Columbia Journalism Review out of my head. The article raises the question: Can you still be an effective journalist if you ignore Twitter? While I know it’s “possible” to be “effective” as a journalist without being on Twitter, I also know how much reporters and editors miss out on when they don’t change their egg profile photo and take the platform seriously. I’ll admit, I was a Twitter skeptic. >Continue reading Why Twitter should be a non-negotiable for journalists

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Mentor Match-up

New journalists often want advice and perspective from news veterans who understand much of what they’re going through. And let’s face it: News vets could certainly learn a thing or two from their younger colleagues.

New journalists often want advice and perspective from news veterans who understand much of what they’re going through. And let’s face it: News vets could certainly learn a thing or two from their younger colleagues.

SPJ’s Mentor Page Facebook Group aims to promote great journalism by introducing journalists of different experience levels and interests. The group is designed to create a networking opportunity for journalists to share ideas, experiences and goals.

Learn more, and find out how you can participate as, or benefit from, a mentor.

First Draft: SPJ’s Gen J Blog


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FOI step-by-step guides

If you're unfamiliar with FOIA laws or just need some guidance, we can help.

FOI for students
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Unfamiliar with FOI laws? Need help submitting a records request? Request denied and don’t know what to do now? Just overwhelmed in general and need a place to start?

The Society of Professional Journalists seeks to maintain constant vigilance in protecting the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press and encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely. If you're unfamiliar with the laws or just need some guidance, these guides — for pros and students — can help.

FOI for students: A step-by-step guide
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