SPJ is encouraging local chapters to gather together to host programs of their own and participate in the above webinars. Here are some suggested topics, be sure to let SPJ HQ know what events you have planned so we can help spread the word:
The right to be forgotten: How to handle archived stories about minor offenses or crimes (such as marijuana possession) that are no longer crimes in many places.
Is objectivity dead? Does journalism need to have a point of view? NPR changed policy on reporter activism, and Fox News was controversial even before the Dominion lawsuit. See this Washington Post column written by Marty Baron for more on objectivity.
Technology disruption: How are local reporters using the new tools provided by the electronic age? What effect has technology had on access to public records, for example? Is it OK to use AI tools like ChatBot for research but not writing?
Heritage media are struggling financially, and more and more of them are failing. The Colorado Media Project has come up with some ideas for solutions, and this site has several commentaries on the issue.