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SPJ Leads | 5/28/2014
Check out EIJ programming + last call for Annual Reports

By Ellen Kobe, SPJ Communications Department



Have you looked at the newest sessions posted to If not, take a look.

Here's a taste of the hot topics in the EIJ14 programs feast:

- Stepping up your career -
The Multimedia Portfolio: Making It Competitive
Go Global: International Opportunities to Practice or Teach Journalism
Freelance Dream Gigs

- Online journalism tips and tricks -
Advanced Google Search and Google Trends: What Journalists Should Know
A Digital Approach to Enterprise Stories
The Complete Reporter's Digital Dirty Dozen

- Journalism ethics -
Practicing Journalism: The Ethics of Daily Journalism
The Broader Ethics Discussion
Hacking the Codes: Taking Personal Ethics Responsibility in the New Media Age

And there's plenty more to come! Remember: SPJ members get a discount on conference registration, and if you sign up by July 23, you'll snag the reduced early-bird rate.

EIJ14: In tune with journalism. See you there!


Chapter Leaders: It's time to tell us all the great things your chapter has done this year. Annual Report forms are available online and are due, along with bylaws, bank statements and other required documents, by May 30 (that's this Friday for both campus and pro chapters). Don't forget to keep your information somewhere else, too, so it's always available for your chapter records. Questions? Contact Tara Puckey at or 317.920.4784.


As you know, the revision of the SPJ Code of Ethics has been a hot topic lately. We've made sure you're kept up to date on the conversation by creating an ethics code revision page on the website. It has anything and everything you need to know about the code, including a detailed explanation of the revision process, a list of the ethics committee members, a place to share your thoughts and more. Join the discussion and don't forget to use the hashtag #SPJethics.


The SDX Foundation has partnered with For Journalism to offer online classes on various topics, including data visualization, data science/statistics, mapping and web coding. The topics that For Journalism has initially proposed are meant to address technical skills that journalists need to have in an increasingly digital and Web-first industry.

Ultimately, this type of training is available from different sources, but what differentiates For Journalism from others is its comprehensive scope. The courses aren't meant to be one-time events such as webinars, but rather long-term classes that take participants from beginning to end. Lessons will include e-textbooks and virtual study groups with peers. In this sense, courses will be more like a semester-long college class than a one-hour lunchtime webinar.

Visit and start learning today!


Dick Leonard, president of SPJ during 1976-77, passed away on May 18. Leonard spent 18 of his 39 years at the Milwaukee Journal as top editor of the newspaper. You can read his obituary in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.


What mistake did an AP editor make this week while writing a photo caption online?

Answer: She published a portion of her cover letter for BuzzFeed in an AP photo caption.

And the winner is ... Zach C. Cohen. Congrats!


This Tuesday, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Daily News and bid for control of their properties and their parents company in an auction. How much was the opening bid?

Submit your answer to Ellen Kobe.

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