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‘Studio SPJ’ to cover the Gun Crisis Reporting Project



John Ensslin, “Studio SPJ” Committee Chair, 973.513.5632, damon_runyon@hotmail.com
Christine DiGangi, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317.927.8000 ext. 205, cdigangi@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — Join “Studio SPJ” on Friday, March 15 at noon EDT when the show features Jim MacMillan, Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and independent journalist.

MacMillan, a former photographer for the Philadelphia Daily News and the Associated Press, will talk about one of his latest efforts, the Gun Crisis Reporting Project.

The nonprofit project is an open-source journalism organization that attempts to fill the coverage gaps of gun violence reporting while seeking solutions to the epidemic of homicide by gunfire in Philadelphia.

To learn more about the project, visit: www.guncrisis.org.

MacMillan has been teaching Peace Journalism and advising the students who produce War News Radio at Swarthmore Colllege since 2010. He recently left there to join the Center for Public Interest Journalism at Temple University.

He also taught convergence journalism at the University of Missouri.

Until 2008, MacMillan was senior photographer at the Daily News, where he had worked since 1991.

While on leave from the paper in 2004-2005, he was a photographer and photo editor for the Associated Press in Iraq. He was part of the AP photo team that won the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for breaking news photography.

This broadcast is sponsored by the Greater Philadelphia Professional Chapter of SPJ. Chapter President Phil Beck will serve as moderator.

“Studio SPJ” is an Internet radio program that features conversations with journalists on topics of interest to the profession.

To call into the live broadcast with the question, call 347.857.2441. To listen to the program live or hear it later as a podcast, click here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/spj/2013/03/15/studio-spj-with-jim-macmillan.

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For more information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org.


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