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The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute helps participants become better leaders by offering a mix of sessions focused on interpersonal and organizational leadership skills, as well as sound chapter management practices.
We love this program. So much, in fact, that were bringing it to your backyard. Already in 2014, the Scripps Institute made four stops around the country, and we're planning to make four more in 2014-15.
Our next stop is in Columbus, Ohio, in November. Initial details are here, and were accepting applications right now. Applications are due by midnight ET on October 3, so apply today!
2014 Highlights: Scripps Leadership Institute heads to Fort Worth, Kansas City, San Diego and Hartford
The world of journalism has its many intricacies, quirks and down right oddities, but one common theme is the frequent use of words that don’t really exist in the common, day-to-day language of average Americans. Poynter started the whole topic this week when they solicited these commonly used words from their audience and then wrote a post about it. So I could be as cool as Poynter, I did the same with our audience and found some pretty good answers from our Facebook and Twitter followers. >Continue reading Words in news, not in life
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.
It was nice to meet many of you in Nashville and I look forward to working with everyone in the upcoming year. I wanted to follow-up on a few items that came up during and after the EIJ conference. First off, Id like to again extend big thank you to Sandra Gonzalez for her work in leading the committee the past two years, especially for mentoring the Diversity Leadership Fellows during the conference. And thank you also to Georgiana Vines for agreeing to be vice-chair of the committee this year. >Continue reading Diversity Committee: Looking ahead to the coming year
The July/August 2014 issue of Quill is now online. Stories include:
From the President
Codifying A New Code of Ethics
Code of Ethics Revision: What's Up and What Has Changed
New Code of Ethics Not Ready for Prime Time
Taking the Serial Comma Seriously
Ten with Kara Swisher
Digital Media Toolbox
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 Cameras Metering System
– Part 6: Understanding Flash
– Part 7: Shutter Release Modes
Youre 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.