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SPJ Leads | 9/11/2013
Ethics Code Revision + Leadership Training

By Ellen Kobe, SPJ Communications Department



SPJ is considering revising its Code of Ethics, and we want your feedback. Please fill out this survey and tell us how you think the Code of Ethics should be changed (or if it even needs to be altered at all). Click here to read the current Code of Ethics. SPJ will work over the next year to discuss and evaluate any ideas. Proposed changes will be presented during Excellence in Journalism 2014.


At Excellence in Journalism 2013, we raised $8,928.74 for the Legal Defense Fund at our silent and live auctions. Thanks to everyone who donated items and participated in the auctions. Your contributions go to an important cause - helping journalists defend their First Amendment rights in court.


Do you need to rejuvenate your SPJ chapter? Feel lost when it comes to running your chapter? Want to become a better leader for your campus or professional chapter? On Nov. 8-10, the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute stops in Richmond, Va., and we invite you to join us for a weekend of everything SPJ by taking an intuitive look at your leadership style and building new relationships with other SPJ leaders. Apply to join us in November:

Note: Participants in the program are responsible for travel to Richmond, Va. Questions? Call Chapter Coordinator Tara Puckey - 317.920.4784.


SPJVA College Media Day, to be held at the Richmond Times-Dispatch on Oct. 19 by SPJ's Virginia Pro chapter, will feature a series of workshops, panel discussions and speakers on topics especially for journalism students. The event will run from 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. and is open to SPJ members and nonmembers alike. Click here to see a list of programs.


Get familiar with your new SPJ board. Elections - which were one member, one vote - closed shortly before the Closing Business Session at Excellence in Journalism. The results are as follows:

President-Elect Dana Neuts
Secretary-Treasurer Paul Fletcher
Vice President for Campus Chapter Affairs Sue Kopen Katcef
At-Large Director Bill McCloskey
Campus Adviser At-Large Rebecca Talent
Student Representatives Lindsey Cook & Michael Periatt
Region 2 Director Andy Schotz
Region 3 Director Michael Koretzky
Region 6 Director Joseph Radske
Region 10 Director Pia Hallenberg
Region 11 Director Elizabeth Smith
Region 12 Director Tony Hernandez


While giving Detroit advice, the mayor of Boston told what publication that he'd "blow up" the bankrupt city (later apologizing for his lack of sensitivity to the Boston bombings last Spring)?

Answer: The New York Times Magazine

And the winner is ... Ronald Clark of Boston. Congrats!


What two technology/social media companies merged this week?

Submit your answer to Ellen Kobe.

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