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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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Stuart McLean’s stories

The author and broadcaster Stuart McLean during a recording of the Vinyl Cafe radio show. McLean died Wednesday at 68. (Photo: Alana Elliott/Wikimedia Commons) One of the first people I remember interviewing was the renowned Canadian journalist, author and broadcaster Stuart McLean. It also happened to be an interview which I was late for, but nevertheless, was excited to do. While the piece that accompanied the interview didn’t run, and I don’t remember very much about the conversation today, it was still an interview that I was excited to do.  >Continue reading Stuart McLean’s stories

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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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First Draft: SPJ’s Gen J Blog
– Stuart McLean’s stories
– Freedom of Press and History of Journalism in America
– Social media discourse: Don’t feed the trolls
– A public connection


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