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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.

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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.

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Who's News? Blog:

Diversity Committee: Looking ahead to the coming year

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, I’d 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

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Diversity Committee: Looking ahead to the coming year

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, I’d 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

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2014-15 Scripps Leadership Institute: First stop: Columbus, Ohio

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 we’re 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 we’re 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

2014-15 Scripps Leadership Institute: First stop: Columbus, Ohio

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 we’re 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 we’re 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


Net Worked:

What can Instagram’s new app do for journalism?

This past August, Instagram unveiled its new Hyperlapse app, designed to create time lapse clips from videos. This week, it got its first outing in journalism, as it was used during coverage of New York Fashion Week. Journalists from publications including The Wall Street Journal and Lucky used the app to create time lapse videos of catwalks during events. Outside of New York Fashion Week, the LA Times used it to capture visitors with the NHL Stanley Cup. With this usage, can there be benefits for journalism when it comes to Hyperlapse? >Continue reading What can Instagram’s new app do for journalism?

Net Worked: Latest Entry

What can Instagram’s new app do for journalism?

This past August, Instagram unveiled its new Hyperlapse app, designed to create time lapse clips from videos. This week, it got its first outing in journalism, as it was used during coverage of New York Fashion Week. Journalists from publications including The Wall Street Journal and Lucky used the app to create time lapse videos of catwalks during events. Outside of New York Fashion Week, the LA Times used it to capture visitors with the NHL Stanley Cup. With this usage, can there be benefits for journalism when it comes to Hyperlapse? >Continue reading What can Instagram’s new app do for journalism?

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Read the complete text of
SPJ's new Code of Ethics,
introduced at EIJ14

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 complete text of the newest revision of the code — approved at EIJ14 at 4:49 p.m. on September 6, 2014 — is available here.

In review: The Ethics Code Revision Project


EIJ14: Thank you!

Excellence in Journalism 2014 is a wrap. Thank you to everyone who attended, spoke, exhibited, performed and volunteered their time — because of you, the event was a incredible success. Couldn't be with us? Stay tuned to spj.org and rtdna.org — in the coming weeks, we'll release recaps, photos and audio from various breakout and super sessions held this week.

Conference Coverage
EIJNews.org
@eij_news
RTDNA Newsroom

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#EIJ14
EIJ Facebook page

EIJ14: Thank you for joining us in Nashville!

Excellence in Journalism 2014 is a wrap. Thank you to everyone who attended, spoke, exhibited, performed and volunteered their time — because of you, the event was a incredible success. Couldn't be with us? Stay tuned to spj.org and rtdna.org — in the coming weeks, we'll release recaps, photos and audio from various breakout and super sessions held this week.

Conference Coverage
EIJNews.org
@eij_news
RTDNA Newsroom

Stay in touch
#EIJ14
EIJ Facebook page


SPJ 2014 Election Results

The 2014 One Member, One Vote election poll closed shortly before the Closing Business Session began at Excellence in Journalism 2014. The results are as follows. Visit the candidates page to read about SPJ's newest board members.

President-Elect: Paul Fletcher
Secretary-Treasurer: Lynn Walsh
At-Large Director: Alex Tarquinio
Campus Adviser At-Large: Mike Reilley
Student Representatives: Brett Hall
Jordan Gass-Poore
Region 1 Director: Rebecca Baker
Region 4 Director: Patti Gallagher Newberry
Region 5 Director: Deborah Givens
Region 7 Director: Rob McLean
Region 8 Director: Eddye Gallagher
Region 9 Director: Tom Johnson
Region 11 Director: Matthew T. Hall




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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