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You've finished school and are trying to make sense of the big, bad (as in good, of course) world of journalism. Now what?

Welcome to SPJ's Generation J community, where future newsroom leaders can collaborate to build newsrooms of the future. Looking for career advice? Get it or give it here. Got some industry insight? Share it. Want to rant? Fine. Trying to pick up new skills or build your portfolio? Consider this your training ground and art gallery. (All media are welcome — but know that we're featuring only the best work. So if it appears here, you're doing something right.)

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All The President’s Men and their ethics

January 20, 1973 — Inauguration Day in Washington. In the newsroom of The Washington Post, reporters discuss stories while Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward sit and type at their desks. Simultaneously, televisions in the newsroom air the scene of Richard Nixon being sworn in for his second term as President of the United States. Woodward and Bernstein’s reporting had been the subject of national attention leading up to the final moments of the 1972 campaign for the Watergate Scandal, a scandal that would see Nixon’s resignation in 1974. >Continue reading All The President’s Men and their ethics

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Unfamiliar with FOI laws? Need help submitting a records request? Request denied and don’t know what to do now? Just overwhelmed in general and need a place to start?

The Society of Professional Journalists seeks to maintain constant vigilance in protecting the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press and encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely. If you're unfamiliar with the laws or just need some guidance, these guides — for pros and students — can help.

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– Supporting women studying journalism
– Why Our First TV Bosses Gave Us Our First Jobs
– The best opportunities come by speaking up


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