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SPJ Works Blog: Latest Entry

Words in news, not in life

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

More from SPJ Works:
– Words in news, not in life
– BRANDED: How young journos can make a name for themselves
– How SPJ’s Legal Defense Fund helps real journos
– SPJ in the news: White House letter reaches its destination and then some [updated 7/29]
– National Press Club Podcast: SPJ’s Code of Ethics Adapts to the Digital Age


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SPJ Works Blog:

Words in news, not in life

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

SPJ Works Blog: Latest Entry

Words in news, not in life

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

More from SPJ Works:
– Words in news, not in life
– BRANDED: How young journos can make a name for themselves
– How SPJ’s Legal Defense Fund helps real journos
– SPJ in the news: White House letter reaches its destination and then some [updated 7/29]
– National Press Club Podcast: SPJ’s Code of Ethics Adapts to the Digital Age


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


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



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!)


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

Who's News? Blog: Latest Entry

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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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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