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SPJ Leads | 8/29/2018
SPJ Leads: August 29, 2018

By Isaac Taylor, SPJ Communications Department


"Investigative reporting can right wrongs, give voice to the voiceless, expose ineptitude and corruption and help point the way to solutions in almost every dimension of society." — Christopher Callahan and Leonard Downie Jr., opinion contributors for Arizona Central


Of the many events at EIJ, some of the most enjoyable and informative are the breakout sessions and workshops. Check out a growing list of breakout sessions we're offering in Baltimore! All sessions are included as part of your conference registration.

See Oriole Park at Camden Yardsfrom a whole new perspective. Enjoy the charm of the ballpark from club level suites, the press level and even the Orioles dugout. Join your friends at EIJ Friday, Sept. 28, for the Camden Yards Tour. $10 per ticket.

If news management, newsgathering, career development and digital tools interest you, you’ll have much more to look forward to.

—Join CBS This Morning Co-Host John Dickerson for a session focused on Midterm Elections in the Era of Trump.

Tracy Davidson will teach you how to Multiply Your Reach on Social Media.

—Hear from Mike Castellucciabout Phone Photography in the Newsroom.

Do you have an idea for a resolution that SPJ delegates should consider at EIJ18 in Baltimore? Do you have a specific issue that needs to be addressed by the organization? If so, draft a resolution that the full convention will consider during the Saturday business meeting. Don't wait until Baltimore. Send your resolutions in now.

Be in the middle of the action at #EIJ18! Reserve your room in the room block at the Hilton Baltimore and save money. Experience every exciting minute of the journalism conference of the year. Deadline to book at our exclusive room rate is Sept. 6. Need another reason to stay at the conference hotel? Here are two more:

—Register in the room block and your name will be entered into a raffle to win reimbursement of conference registration cost. There will be three lucky winners!

—Everyone staying in the room block receives a 10-percent discount at all food and beverage outlets in the hotel.


Fashion week reviews are curated on an iPhone as often as they are in a note-book, and most journalists act in a multiplicity of functions, from sub-editor to picture editor, social media curator to videographer, all on top of their writing requirements.

Journalism education can help create a bridge between those incarcerated and the world outside. For those incarcerated, the study of journalism can provide tangible skills.

Using a simple Google search, Poynter was able to identify at least 30 fake profiles that link to Social Cat, including four that are posing as profiles for media outlets like Vogue and National Geographic.


FORTUNE is looking for a sharp, well organized and ambitious journalist to join as a junior reporter in New York. The ideal candidate has a general business background, with a particular interest in covering investing, fintech and the evolution of Wall Street.

The Daily Inter Lake is seeking an enterprising reporter to handle business, city and feature assignments in Kalispell, Montana.

Great Lakes Publishing is looking for a leader to manage one of the largest content marketing agencies in Ohio. The managing editor for Cleveland Magazine will act as the lead editor of client projects and represent the department on the Cleveland Magazine leadership team.

The Brunswick News in Brunswick, Georgia, is looking for a webmaster/social media manager who would be responsible for managing all aspects of The News’ online presence. The manager will work closely with newsroom, advertising and circulation departments.


Have you subscribed to SPJ’s YouTube channel? Stay up-to-date on our latest webinars and video trainings to build on your journalism skills.

Are you interested in podcasting? If so, take a look at these tools to help you get started and improve.

As the new school year starts, here are some tips from former and current students. How do you balance school, journalism and everything else?

The SPJ Training Program, in association with the Google News Initiative are offering special election training in September and October. “ Covering and Protecting Your Elections” will kick off Sept. 5 in Indianapolis and will travel to 11 additional U.S. cities. To sign up for the first training, or to ask questions, fill out the form or email SPJ's Training/Education Manager Monica Williams.


"What’s a well-meaning journalist to do when covering mass shootings? After all, while the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics calls for the media to seek and report the truth, it also advises minimizing harm and being accountable." - Undark's Ingfei Chen wrote in a recent article.


The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation's mission is to perpetuate a free press as a cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. The Foundation returns thousands of dollars back to the journalism community in support of both SPJ and other journalism organizations that benefit SPJ members.

SPJ is still selling First Amendment T-shirts in support of the Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland, where five employees were killed on June 28. Order your T-shirt today, or make a donation directly to the Capital Gazette Families Fund.


Students, how would you like to win $1,000? Applications are now being accepted for the Annie E. Casey Foundation KIDS COUNT Data Center Video Contest for student members of the Society of Professional Journalists and Radio Television Digital News Association. There’s a quick turnaround, so you’ll want to jump on this one now! Deadline to submit entries is 5 p.m., Sept. 7.

SPJ has chosen six chapters to receive a total of $2,400 in program grants. SPJ’s regional directors chose the recipients from the most recent applications to SPJ’s chapter grant program. Grants of up to $500 are awarded for “innovative programs and events that help build membership.”

SPJ has distinguished seven of its professional chapters with Circle of Excellence Awards, a collection of awards that recognize outstanding work in First Amendment/Freedom of Information, professional development, diversity and campus relations.

SPJ has named the Clarendon Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona, as a Historic Site in Journalism.

SPJ is pleased to honor a select group of campus chapters for their outstanding work in supporting the Society’s missions, members and journalism. Each year, SPJ’s 12 regional directors select a campus chapter in their region that has shown overall excellence. At-large directors review nominations and help select the winning campus chapter.

SPJ annually selects two chapters to honor for their commitment to SPJ’s mission and journalism. Winners of Large Chapter of the Year and Small Chapter of the Year will be announced during the Excellence in Journalism 2018 conference in Baltimore.


"Veteran Louisiana broadcast journalist John Korbel, a broadcast journalism instructor at University of Louisiana at Lafayette for 19 years, died at his home in Metairie, Louisiana, Saturday afternoon after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 75. John was an old-school journalist. Some people are contemptuous of that modifier; I mean it as an accolade. He brought 33 years of professional broadcast experience, most of it in New Orleans, into the classroom." — Robert Buckman

SPJ Leads
– SDX Foundation changes its name
– Sign up for a Regional Conference near you
– Sign up for SPJ's Regional Conferences

Press Notes
– 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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