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Freedom of the Prez Blog:

Highlights through Oct. 22

It’s been three weeks since my last post, and a lot has happened in SPJ and the journalism world in that short time. Here are a few highlights. >Continue reading Highlights through Oct. 22

Freedom of the Prez Blog: Latest Entry

Highlights through Oct. 22

It’s been three weeks since my last post, and a lot has happened in SPJ and the journalism world in that short time. Here are a few highlights. >Continue reading Highlights through Oct. 22

More from Freedom of the Prez:
– Highlights through Oct. 22
– Highlights through Oct. 1
– Highlights, week of Sept. 15
– SPJ now has an International Journalism Community!
– SPJ members share EIJ highlights


SPJ JournCamp: November 8, Miami

SPJ is committed to bringing you training and tools in all areas of journalism. In this daylong workshop, you'll get practical, skills-based professional development that will help you be a better journalist.

Our next installment of JournCamp will take place November 8 in Miami. Registration is open now, and you can find more details — including scheduled sessions and speaker bios — here.

SPJ JournCamp: November 8, Miami

A full day of training, lunch, and a chance to meet fellow journalists and connect with knowledgeable trainers. Check. All for $35.

South Florida journalists, you're invited to attend SPJ's JournCamp Saturday, Nov. 8 at Florida International University's Biscayne Bay Campus. Get training on mobile video, turning your beat into a book, emerging trends in video, and working with data online. Get all the program details and register here. Did we mention it's only $35?

Registration is open now, and you can find more details — including scheduled sessions and speaker bios — here.

Journcamp Recaps:
Nashville, January 2014
Minneapolis, November 2013
Washington, D.C., June 2013
Chicago, January 2012


Explore SPJ's History

Founded in 1909, the Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

It also has a rich history, which you can explore in detail with this pair of interactive timelines compiled by SPJ member Jennifer Peebles.

Historic Moments: A timeline of SPJ’s development
SPJ Presidents: An interactive timeline
Chester C. Wells: His True Life Story

Explore SPJ's History

Founded in 1909, the Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

It also has a rich history, which you can explore in detail with this pair of interactive timelines compiled by SPJ member Jennifer Peebles.

Historic Moments: A timeline of SPJ’s development
SPJ Presidents: An interactive timeline
Chester C. Wells: His True Life Story


The Independent Journalist Blog:

Dealing with rejection

I recently climbed one of the towers of Old Main at the University of Arkansas to attend a workshop to help faculty win grants. I teach journalism, and I have a story idea that would benefit from a few bucks. It’s not like newsrooms have any money to spend. So, I went and learned a few things. >Continue reading Dealing with rejection

The Independent Journalist Blog: Latest Entry

Dealing with rejection

I recently climbed one of the towers of Old Main at the University of Arkansas to attend a workshop to help faculty win grants. I teach journalism, and I have a story idea that would benefit from a few bucks. It’s not like newsrooms have any money to spend. So, I went and learned a few things. >Continue reading Dealing with rejection

More from The Independent Journalist:
– Dealing with rejection
– Freelancers who lunch
– Expand your freelance network – join SPJ’s freelance community!
– Managing writing projects
– Juggling act


Code Words Blog:

Ebola in America

Ebola virus disease is a terrifying ailment. After transmission, symptoms start two to 21 days later. The often-deadly disease usually begins with a fever and progresses to more serious symptoms, such as internal and external bleeding. Even more terrifying, the disease is caused by a virus that’s invisible to the naked eye. As a health writer, I watched since early this year as reports of the current Ebola virus disease outbreak trickle out of West Africa. Fear and anxiety spread among Americans as it became clear that the disease would eventually reach the U.S. >Continue reading Ebola in America

Code Words Blog: Latest Entry

Ebola in America

Ebola virus disease is a terrifying ailment. After transmission, symptoms start two to 21 days later. The often-deadly disease usually begins with a fever and progresses to more serious symptoms, such as internal and external bleeding. Even more terrifying, the disease is caused by a virus that’s invisible to the naked eye. As a health writer, I watched since early this year as reports of the current Ebola virus disease outbreak trickle out of West Africa. Fear and anxiety spread among Americans as it became clear that the disease would eventually reach the U.S. >Continue reading Ebola in America

More from Code Words:
– Ebola in America
– Caring About Sharing
– The Road Ahead
– Ethics Code Revision: Final Draft
– Ethics of covering suicides


The Journalist's Toolbox

This free site from the Society of Professional Journalists contains thousands of links helpful for reporters, editors, educators or anyone else doing research.

Edited by former Los Angeles Times reporter and DePaul instructor Mike Reilley, the site is organized by beats and industry topics such as Public Records, Crime, Legal Issues, Science, Environment, Journalism Jobs, Sports and more.

The Toolbox is updated twice weekly and several times a day during prominent global breaking news events.


SPJ's new Code of Ethics: Now fit to print

The newest revision of the SPJ Code of Ethics — approved at EIJ14 at 4:49 p.m. on September 6 — is now available to download as a flyer, poster and two-sided bookmark.

SPJ's new Code of Ethics:
Now fit to print

The SPJ Code of Ethics is a statement of abiding principles supported by additional explanations and position papers that address changing journalistic practices. It is not a set of rules, rather a guide that encourages all who engage in journalism to take responsibility for the information they provide, regardless of medium. The code should be read as a whole; individual principles should not be taken out of context. It is not, nor can it be under the First Amendment, legally enforceable.

The newest revision of the SPJ Code of Ethics — approved at EIJ14 at 4:49 p.m. on September 6 — is now available to download as a flyer, poster and two-sided bookmark.

Related:
Revised Ethics Code: Complete text
In review: The Ethics Code Revision Project


#Youngjournojobs Twitter Chat

SPJ hosted a college/post graduate #youngjournojobs Twitter chat with more than 60 participants, all about finding jobs in the world of journalism. Kenna Griffin, an assistant professor of Mass Communications at Oklahoma City University — and the curator of profkrg.com, an invaluable website for young journalists — led the discussion. Here is the chat in its entirety.

Related: #Youngjournojobs Twitter Chat by the Numbers

More from SPJ's Storify channel:
– Journo Jobs for All
– #Youngjournojobs Twitter Chat #1
– #EIJ14 Day Three
– #EIJ14 Day Two
– #EIJ14 Day One



Free Webinar: Digital Approach to Enterprise Stories

Journalists traditionally think of enterprise as a long Sunday story in the newspaper or a special report for TV (particularly during sweeps). Increasingly, we need to think digital-first in our planning of enterprise stories: What are the right tools and the right time for telling your big stories? All reporters, editors, managers, news directors and everything in between will benefit from hearing how to shape thinking toward a digital-first approach.

Free Webinar on Demand
Digital Approach to Enterprise Stories

Journalists traditionally think of enterprise as a long Sunday story in the newspaper or a special report for TV (particularly during sweeps). Increasingly, we need to think digital-first in our planning of enterprise stories: What are the right tools and the right time for telling your big stories? All reporters, editors, managers, news directors and everything in between will benefit from hearing how to shape thinking toward a digital-first approach.

Watch now: Flash | HTML5

This webinar is available to all SPJ members at any time and is included, along with our collection of On Demand training sessions, as part of your SPJ membership.

(Not a member? Why not? Become one here!)


SPJ Video on Demand: New series: Photography 101

Learn the ins and outs of better photography with this seven-part series. On Demand sessions are available to all SPJ members at any time and are included as part of your SPJ membership.

Part 1: 5 Tips for Better Photos
Part 2: Understanding Exposure
Part 3: Understanding Color and White Balance
Part 4: Focus Control
Part 5: Your Camera’s Metering System
Part 6: Understanding Flash
Part 7: Shutter Release Modes


Welcome to SPJ's Freelance Community beta

You’re taking a bold step along with SPJ. The Freelance Community is a virtual chapter that meets online, linking SPJ members who are freelancers, no matter their locale. We want this to be the most useful place for freelance journalists on the web. To get there, we want your help.

The most powerful thing about SPJ is its breadth. No other organization takes on the biggest issues facing journalism. Now we can more easily put SPJ’s power to bear on the things we care about as individuals who make a living creating great journalism. Continue reading

Visit the Freelance Community page
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