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SPJ Leads | 8/9/2017
EIJ registration deadline in one week; Growing list of journalists taking NY Times buyouts

By Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Department

"Be a reporter. It's the best job in the world." - David Perlman, 98, who's finally retiring from The San Francisco Chronicle.

WHAT'S HAPPENING

On Friday, Jeff Sessions announced the Justice Department is rolling out a plan to stop leaks springing out across the federal government. Paul Ryan says leaks are the problem of the leaker, not the journalist. Here's what this could mean for the media.

Video killed the algorithm star. Publishers are using static images as video so they can get views without making a ton of videos.

Three months have passed since The New York Times announced its round of buyouts. 100 journalists are expected to leave, 71 offers have been approved and the list of journalists taking the deal keeps growing. Read just some of the notable work from reporters whose bylines we will miss.

ETHICS ESSENTIALS

We're known for our Code of Ethics, but did you know SPJ's Ethics Committee compiled additional resources to help people with day-to-day ethics decisions? Check out case studies, supporting documents and position papers that address how to handle a wide range of sometimes ethically sticky situations.

Pro tip: Click or tap the arrow icon anywhere it appears in the digital version of the code to explore additional resources.

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BuzzFeed News is looking for an experienced and dynamic talent booker who knows their way around Twitter to work on a daily morning broadcast and other projects.

The Pew Research Center is hiring a senior developer (WordPress/PHP/JavaScript). This person will build interactive web applications and work with the digital team. Interested? Apply here.

The Advocate, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana., is searching for a features writer. The Advocate is the largest daily newspaper in Louisiana, and publishes editions in Baton Rouge, New Orleans and the Lafayette area. Apply by Sunday.

LEARN SOME STUFF

Who says journalists can't be good at math? You may not be heading back to school, but you can definitely use this " Statistics for Journalists Tip Sheet." As always, you'll find even more helpful resources in the Journalists' Toolbox.

These three games have players swiping left for fake news.

The American Society of Journalists and Authors is hosting a workshop and a conference in November in Chicago. Nov. 17 will offer a spotlight on ghostwriting and Nov. 18 will focus on content marketing and nonfiction freelancing. The early bird deadline is Sept. 5.

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SPJ will hold officer elections at Excellence in Journalism 2017. Meet the candidates and vote next month.

The  Better Government Association has earned the  Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award for its work that led Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to acknowledge he circumvented open records laws by using personal email accounts to conduct public business.

Alex Kay Potter, a photojournalist from the Midwest, moved to the Middle East to follow her dream. In the latest International Journalism Community's #PressFreedomMatters post Potter shares why it's not a bad thing to have a side hustle as a photojournalist.

EIJ17

Join us at noon EDT Tuesday for the next Excellence in Journalism 2017 Twitter chat ( #EIJChat) with Robert Hernandez. We'll discuss last-minute questions about the EIJ17 conference and what you can expect to learn during Robert's sessions.

It's the final countdown! ( Insert awesome '80s music here.) You only have 'Til Tuesday ( we know, sorry.) to register for EIJ17 and book your hotel room.

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– EIJ registration deadline in one week
– Press Freedom tracker launch

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– Blog: CPJ joins call to oppose draft surveillance law in France
– Baboon raid temporarily forced Zimbabwe radio station off air

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