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SPJ Leads | 8/30/2017
How to help with Hurricane Harvey; Q&A with board candidates

By Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Department

"There are three kinds of people who run toward disaster, not away; cops, firemen and reporters." - Rod Dreher, newspaper columnist 

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Hurricane Harvey is the first major hurricane to make landfall in the U.S. since 2005. Harvey hit Rockport and Corpus Christi, Texas, Friday night, and continued moving east toward Houston and southwest Louisiana. Harvey has now been downgraded to a tropical storm.

— While some journalists were forced to evacuate, they didn't stop covering the storm, even as flood water filled their news station.
— Read about how technology has improved reporting from natural disasters and how people are using social media as a communication channel for help.
— These two journalists predicted the flooding disaster in Houston with their series " Boomtown, Floodtown" in 2016. Now, they're staying to report through the catastrophe.
— Dallas Morning News photographer Louis DeLuca knew this image was special as soon as he took it. "I certainly understand the power of the still image to move people."
— News organizations are making plans to cover Harvey for weeks. The problems in Houston don't stop when the water dries up. The Corpus Christi Caller Times, San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle, New York Times, Washington Post and Wall Street Journal have all dropped their paywalls so people can get information and Harvey updates for free.

We're thankful for the journalists who are putting their lives on hold to provide coverage and information about the storm and flooding. Does your newsroom need assistance?  Let us know. 

GIVE A LITTLE

Here are ways you can help people during Hurricane Harvey. More specifically, this is what Houston shelters need now.

ETHICS ESSENTIALS

SPJ Ethics Chair Andrew Seaman carries a worn copy of the Constitution of the United States of America with him everywhere he goes. Why? " Journalists are journalists because they like our country." Read Seaman's response to President Donald Trump saying he believes journalists are dishonest people who don't like our country.

GET A GIG

Indiana University seeks a reporter to cover education policy in Indiana. This is a multi-media position so the reporter will get to produce stories for radio, TV and online. Application deadline is Aug. 31.

Philadelphia Media Network is seeking a Search Engine Optimization Manager for its electric and fast-paced media headquarters. If you're ready to create and oversee SEO strategy, apply now.

Vice.com is hiring a staff writer to write about a variety of subjects. At least one year of reporting experience required. Apply now!

LEARN SOME STUFF

The Journalist's Toolbox is full of resources and training tips on a multitude of subjects. For advice on how to cover extreme weather circumstances, check out the weather page.

SPJ QUICK FIX

You can vote for SPJ national officers during Excellence in Journalism 2017 - even if you're not attending the conference. Get to know the board candidates better with this Q&A from Andy Schotz, Region 2 director. Everything else you need is on the  SPJ Election Central page. When the time comes, you can vote online via your email ballot. Just so you're tracking, voting deadlines are Pacific Time because we'll be in California.

Read more about the  proposed bylaws changes and  governance structure of SPJ before delegates take a vote at EIJ17 in September. Have feedback? Let us know what you think about the changes here.

Andreja Restek has worked as a photojournalist for years. In her blog post for SPJ International Journalism Community's #PressFreedomMatters series, she shares why journalism matters to her.

SPJ President Lynn Walsh wrote an opinion piece that explains journalists' biases, how they overcome them and why differing perspectives are important.

Deadline to apply for Chapter Grants is 5 p.m. EDT tomorrow (Aug. 31)! Funds can be used to help recruit new members to existing chapters; revive dormant chapters; start new chapters; or connect pro and student members. To apply, email your application letter to Patti Newberry.

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– When journalists should intervene
– SPJ President starts #FreePressFriday
– Best practices for covering a mass shooting

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– Breast Cancer Awareness: Learning From Jackie Collins' Death
– Blog: CPJ joins call to oppose draft surveillance law in France
– Baboon raid temporarily forced Zimbabwe radio station off air

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