By Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Department
"The days of 'show, don’t tell' journalism are over; our mantra now must be 'show - and tell."' – Indira Lakshmanan, in The Washington Post won a Pulitzer for fighting "fake news" with facts.
April 25 is #SaveStudentNewsrooms day. Learn more about the challenges student newsrooms are facing, sign up as a participating newsroom and find out what you can do to help.
The 2018 Pulitzer Prize winners were announced on Monday. Get the full list of winners.
Local TV newsroom employment has surpassed total newspaper newsroom employment for the first time in more than 20 years, according to a survey done by our friends at Radio Television Digital News Association.
SPJ’s 15th annual Ethics Week is next week!
SPJ Ethics Committee Chair Andrew Seaman and Immediate Past President Lynn Walsh will conduct a webinar at noon EDT April 25 that will be an introduction to the SPJ Code of Ethics and how to bring it into newsrooms and day-to-day journalism.
You can also join Seaman and the ethics committee for an "Inside the Newsroom" Twitter chat at noon EDT April 26. Everyone is encouraged to participate and share what happens behind-the-scenes as journalists. Join the conversation by using #PressForEthics.
And on April 27, Walsh will talk all things journalism ethics on The Jim Bohannon Show at 11 p.m. EDT. Find a station here and tune in!
Know someone who would be a great member of SPJ? Invite them to join next week for a special Ethics Week rate in honor of 15 years of SPJ Ethics Week. New professionalmembers can join for $15 off the regular priceandnew supportermembers can join for $15. Spread the word!
GET A GIG
Hearken is looking for an engagement consultant to work with newsrooms all over the country. If you’re all about including the audience – from pitch to publication – and believe engaged audiences make for better journalism, apply for this full-time gig now.
Harvest Public Media, via St. Louis Public Radio, is looking for a food and agriculture reporter, based in Rolla, Missouri.The ideal candidate is a skilled journalist and writer with excellent radio skills. Apply by April 22.
The Institute of Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, is accepting applications for journalists to report on technologies’ impact on human relationships. There are three $10,000 grants available. Deadline to apply is May 7. Get details here, and apply here. Questions? Email Steven Barrie-Anthony.
LEARN SOME STUFF
SPJ Florida will hold a free webinarat 7 p.m. EDT Tuesday, April 24, to address sexual harassment and abuse in today's newsrooms. SPJ Executive Director Alison Bethel McKenzie is one of the panelists. Get the details here, then register here.
GIVE A LITTLE
The goal of SPJ’s #Press4Education initiative is to get journalists into K-12 classrooms across the country. The project provides lesson plans, PowerPoint presentations and other resources for journalists who want to volunteer. Sign up to volunteer and be matched with a classroom here, and share this form with educators you know who would like a journalist to come to their classroom.
SPJ QUICK FIX
SPJ turned 109 years old yesterday! To celebrate, SPJ headquarters staff solicited the help of members to share 109 things we love about SPJ. Happy birthday, SPJ!
Annual Report forms are now live for all SPJ chapters. Annual Reports are required for all chapters. Professional and Campus Deadline: May 30. Email Chrystal Parvin, membership manager and chapter liaison.
Congratulations to the winners and finalists of this year’s Mark of Excellence Awards contest in Region 2, Region 6 and Region 7.