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Studio SPJ to continue ‘The Road to Nashville’ series





John Ensslin, Studio SPJ Committee Chair, 973.513.5632,
Taylor Carlier, Communications Coordinator, 317-927-8000 ext. 205,

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Join us for the next edition of Studio SPJ at noon ET on Tuesday, Sept. 2 to talk about the debate over changing the Society of Professional Journalists' name.

Michael Koretzky, SPJ's Region 3 director, will be the guest for the second broadcast in the series to talk about the debate over changing SPJ's name from the Society of Professional Journalists to the Society for Professional Journalism. This is a topic that came up during last year's Excellence in Journalism 2013 conference in Anaheim and will be discussed again later this week at Excellence in Journalism 2014 in Nashville, Tenn.

Another topic that will be discussed on the broadcast will be about a creative program that the Florida Pro chapter has run in recent years called Will Write for Food. On Labor Day weekend, a group of college journalists from across the country gathered to take over the nation’s second-largest homeless newspaper to assemble an entire 24-page issue in 36 hours.

Have a question for Koretzky? Call in live during the 30-minute program at 347-857-2441.

Listen to the program live or hear it later as a podcast here.

Studio SPJ will continue the series of broadcasts this week leading up to and during the conference.

Each of the 30-minute programs will feature interviews with SPJ leaders talking about some of the issues that will be up for discussion during the conference:

Wednesday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. Eastern
A conversation with Journalism Education Chair Rebecca Tallent and Ethics Chair Kevin Smith. We'll talk about the proposed revision of the SPJ ethics code and a new SPJ study on the state of high school journalism education, which you can listen to here.

Thursday, Sept. 4 at 12:30 p.m. Eastern
A conversation with outgoing SPJ national President David Cullier. We'll look back over his year as president, which included the revision of the ethics code, a critique of transparency in the federal government and creating SPJ communities, which you can listen to here.

Friday, Sept. 5 at 9 a.m. Eastern
A conversation with Sigma Delta Chi Foundation President Robert Leger. We'll talk about the year ahead for SPJ's non-profit arm and plans to have the SDX Foundation take a larger role in overseeing programming, which you can listen to here.

More programs and guests are in the works, so stay tuned for more details in the days ahead.

Can't listen to the program live? No problem, the podcasts will be available immediately after each broadcast.

Want to call in with a question during any of these live broadcasts? Call 347-857-2441.

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