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Replay: August 20, 2014 Board Meeting

SPJ's Board of Directors met via Skype at 7 p.m. ET to discuss the addition of a digital community and its' recommendation for the Code of Ethics revision. You can listen to a recording of the meeting here.


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August 28, 1 p.m. EST
Free Webinar: Digital Approach to Enterprise Stories

Join us Thursday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT for a free (that's right, FREE!) webinar on finding a digital approach to doing 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.

Steve Buttry (@stevebuttry) — longtime newspaper editor, former digital transformation editor at Digital First Media, and current instructor of journalism at Louisiana State University — will lead the program.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so reserve your spot today!


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Free Webinar, August 28 at 1 ET
Digital Approach to Enterprise Stories

Join us Thursday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT for a free (that's right, FREE!) webinar on finding a digital approach to doing 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.

Steve Buttry (@stevebuttry) — longtime newspaper editor, former digital transformation editor at Digital First Media, and current instructor of journalism at Louisiana State University — will lead the program.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so reserve your spot today!

August 28, 1 p.m. EST
Free Webinar: Digital Approach to Enterprise Stories

Join us Thursday, Aug. 28 at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT for a free (that's right, FREE!) webinar on finding a digital approach to doing 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.

Steve Buttry (@stevebuttry) — longtime newspaper editor, former digital transformation editor at Digital First Media, and current instructor of journalism at Louisiana State University — will lead the program.

Registration is free, but space is limited, so reserve your spot today!



SPJ statement about alleged execution of American photojournalist James Foley

Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of American photojournalist James Foley, who allegedly died at the hands of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Foley and thousands of other journalists risk their lives every day to seek truth and report it, and it is unconscionable they would face intimidation and violence by those who kill innocents for political gain.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, since 1992 more than 1,000 journalists have been killed serving the public — 30 so far this year. It was 12 years ago that Daniel Pearl of the Wall Street Journal also faced execution by terrorists. Read the complete press release

SPJ statement about alleged execution of American photojournalist James Foley

Our thoughts and deepest condolences go out to the family, friends and colleagues of American photojournalist James Foley, who allegedly died at the hands of the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) in retaliation for U.S. airstrikes in Iraq.

Foley and thousands of other journalists risk their lives every day to seek truth and report it, and it is unconscionable they would face intimidation and violence by those who kill innocents for political gain.

According to the Committee to Protect Journalists, since 1992 more than 1,000 journalists have been killed serving the public — 30 so far this year. It was 12 years ago that Daniel Pearl of the Wall Street Journal also faced execution by terrorists. Read the complete press release



Ferguson Through the Eyes of SPJ

In the aftermath of journalists covering the Ferguson protests who were reportedly detained and had their First Amendment rights infringed upon, SPJ is offering help. Follow this link for a compilation of applicable parts of SPJ's Code of Ethics, online resources and press releases. Will be updated.

Related
SPJ outraged by arrests of journalists in Ferguson, Mo., offers assistance to educate police department
Alleged police attacks on journalists are strikes on democracy [Generation J First Draft]
Know Your Rights: Photographers [ACLU]


Code Words Blog:

Ethics of covering suicides

As the world comes to terms with the suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams eyes will, and should be, fixed firmly on the manner in which the media handles coverage of his death. >Continue reading Ethics of covering suicides

Code Words Blog: Latest Entry

Ethics of covering suicides

As the world comes to terms with the suicide of comedian and actor Robin Williams eyes will, and should be, fixed firmly on the manner in which the media handles coverage of his death. >Continue reading Ethics of covering suicides

More from Code Words:
– Ethics of covering suicides
– Social Media’s Place in the Society’s Ethics Code
– Unveiling a New Code
– Ethics Code Revision: Our Third Draft
– Ethics Code Revisions: Our Second Draft


Election Central: Run for office, meet the candidates and cast your vote

Every SPJ member gets a vote. Make yours count this September!

Meet the Candidates
Meet, read about and connect with the people who have declared their candidacy for office.

Run for Office
Board members help define the Society. The board of directors provides vision, direction and leadership to SPJ, the nation's largest journalism organization. Find out what positions are open this election season — and find out how you can fill one of those seats.

Additional information
Special Qualifications
Campaign Guidelines
How to run

How to participate as a voting SPJ member
In the past, chapter delegates elected officers and board members. Now all members can cast their own vote via a new online voting system. Find out more 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


SPJ’s Ethics Code Revision Project: Third draft now available

The work of revising SPJ's Code of Ethics began in earnest following the 2013 Excellence in Journalism conference in August 2013. The 18-member committee wasted little time getting philosophically engaged. How much should we change, if we change it at all? Shorter? Longer? More specific? More general? The third draft of the revised code is available now, and you can review it here.

Jump to:
Read the third draft
Mark-through third draft [PDF]
What's changed? Third draft guidelines
Code Revision Q&A
Watch the third draft come together
Ethics Committee Blog: Unveiling a New Code
Tell us what you think
Thoughts on the Code
Code revision timeline
Articles, related documents, blog posts and more


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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