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Teamwork and Leadership: Getting Things Done Right

by carlos @ Motoza SEO

“No matter how brilliant your mind or strategy, if you’re playing a solo game, you’ll always lose out to a team.” These wise words from the co-founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, perfectly encompass the power and need for businesses small...

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SEO Content Strategy: How to Turn Keywords Into Can’t-Miss Content Ideas

by Ken Lyons @ digitalexaminer.com

In today’s Google, the most effective way to see consistent organic traffic growth across your site is by publishing SEO content: ie content that’s designed to rank well and produce traffic from organic search. The reason SEO content is so effective at building your traffic is because it’s strategic, and targets keyword-driven content topics that have […]

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New website to track press freedom violations in United States

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Lynn Walsh, SPJ National President, 614-579-7937, lynn.k.walsh@gmail.com
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317-361-4134, jroyer@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists joined more than 20 press freedom organizations announcing the launch today of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, a new nonpartisan website dedicated to documenting press freedom abuses across the United States.

Led by the Committee to Protect Journalists and Freedom of the Press Foundation, the site will serve as a central repository for data at a time when journalists in the U.S. are facing increased hostility.

In recent months, journalists have been charged with crimes while covering protests in Washington D.C. and North Dakota; stopped at the border and subjected to searches of their electronic devices; and physically assaulted, in one case by a congressional candidate. Data collected on the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker shows that 19 journalists have been arrested during their work in 2017 and that at least 10 reporters are currently facing charges. In 2017 at least four journalists have been stopped at the border and 11 have faced physical attacks, per the tracker. These numbers may increase as we receive new information.

“The United States has some of the strongest legal protections for press freedom in the world and a robust and varied media landscape, but this cannot be taken for granted. Open hostility, threats of leak prosecutions, and arrests have created a precarious situation for journalists,” said Alex Ellerbeck, senior research associate for the U.S. at the Committee to Protect Journalists and chair of the steering committee for the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker. “A full and honest accounting of challenges to press freedom in this country is sorely needed.”

The U.S. Press Freedom Tracker collects data based on news reports and tips submitted by journalists, professional organizations and press freedom organizations. The coalition behind the tracker will use the research in letters, legal briefs and advocacy campaigns.

“With the Trump administration ramping up its war on journalism, this initiative could not come at a more important time,” said Trevor Timm, executive director of the Freedom of the Press Foundation. “We hope it will be vital to highlighting the threats to press freedom in the U.S. and the important work journalists do to hold the government accountable.”

Freedom of the Press Foundation is leading the day-to-day operations of the U.S. Press Freedom Tracker, with its senior reporter, Peter Sterne, serving as the managing editor. The Committee to Protect Journalists is providing the initial funding and chairing the steering committee. The steering committee also includes representatives from the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the Knight Institute at Columbia University, Reporters Without Borders and Index on Censorship. Please find a full list of partners on the website.

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SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Wyoming quarterback Josh Allen (17) runs the ball as Texas State safety Dila Rosemond (15) defends during an NCAA college football game Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, in Laramie, Wyo. (Josh Galemore/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)

Free WordPress Training – Pages and Posts

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

Free WordPress Training Class Only 2 spots remaining City Ranked Media will host a free WordPress training event on December 16, 2016 starting at 1:00 pm. This training will focus on basics of using WordPress, the WordPress dashboard, publishing new content to the web, as well as simple SEO tactics you can use to increase the […]

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Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press receives $75,000 Pulliam Fellowship in Editorial Writing

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Todd Gillman, Pulliam Editorial Fellowship Selection Chairman, (202) 661-8421, tgillman@dallasnews.com
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS --- Rochelle Riley, a columnist for the Detroit Free Press, has been chosen for the 2017 Pulliam Editorial Fellowship. Riley plans to spend the next year studying the effect of trauma and a toxic environment on children’s learning.

The judges were impressed by Riley's long-standing commitment to putting a spotlight on problems afflicting the community she serves, and the powerful voice she has brought to the daunting task.

Robert Huschka, former Detroit Free Press executive editor, said Riley is a strong advocate for the state’s children, a crusader for equality and a community leader.

She spent the last year, with the Detroit Free Press, on a Solutions Journalism project that found nearly 14 children per day are victims of crime in Detroit; the average age of the victim is 13; and the most common crime is assault. Riley and her newspaper worked for more than a year trying to understand the children’s experiences.

“She is fearlessness and persistence as she fights to ensure Detroit’s renaissance sticks and its children benefit. She dares anyone to get in the way of ‘the new Detroit’ and the future this city deserves,” Huschka said.

Riley said the Free Press has been writing about the problems and programs to help the symptoms of “toxic stress,” but said in her cover letter she wants to dig deeper and look at how that trauma and a toxic environment affect how children learn and what we should do about it.

“I haven’t been able to stop thinking about what that might feel like and what that means for children in urban schools, whose underachievement is reported every year without enough context or care,” Riley said. “I want to change that.”

“Riley’s passion for exploring the connections between experiencing trauma, living in a toxic environment and a child’s ability to learn stood out among all the entrants," said Jay Evensen, member of the judging panel and senior editorial columnist at Deseret News. "This is a vital concern that tears at the fabric of communities and families, and she has what it takes to move the needle. While her work will center on Detroit and Wayne County, I have no doubt she will uncover valuable information that will be applicable nationwide.”

She plans to work with Western Michigan’s Children’s Trauma Center and a dedicated resource agency to study a classroom at a single school in one of Detroit’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. She also plans to document what happens when traumatized children try and fail to learn, and then document what happens when they get the help they need to overcome ‘the trauma obstacle.’

“Children are not problems to be solved; the challenges in their environment are,” Riley wrote in her letter. “If we don’t take it seriously, then we risk losing our next generation of leaders, taxpayers, teachers and responsible parents. But solving their circumstances requires not only innovation, but a willingness to expand our horizons to create or find solutions.”

Todd Gillman, chairman of the judging panel and Washington bureau chief of The Dallas Morning News, said Riley's body of work is impressive.

“Her skills and passion are superior. Her instinct for finding the right stories to tell in order to grab the attention of the public and policymakers is apparent,” Gillman said. “She cares about children, and we're glad to provide the time and resources to allow a deep dive, and to spur results.”

Tim Swarens and Sonya Ross were also members of the judging panel. Swarens received the award last year.

The award will be presented to Riley by Robert Leger, SDX Foundation National President, on Oct. 23 in the Detroit Free Press newsroom.

The $75,000 fellowship is awarded annually by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. Learn more about the award and see a list of previous winners here.

The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation is a public foundation dedicated to ensuring that those who carry on the tradition of a free press are prepared for the challenge. The SDX Foundation supports educational and professional needs of journalists and journalism students. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Handmade Spotlight: Designs by Rachel Lynn

by Jami @ Handmade Journey @ Handmade Journey

This week I’m excited to introduce you to Rachel Wenger of Designs by Rachel Lynn. From  wristlets to chapstick holders you’ll find lots of products in super fun prints and colors within Rachel’s shop.  Read on to learn more about Rachel and her business. 1) Tell us a little bit about your business and how it got started. I am a wife and boy mommy that works full time in marketing for a scenic design company in the Entertainment Industry,...

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7 Warning Signs When Interviewing an SEO Consultant

by Ken Lyons @ digitalexaminer.com

Whether you’re getting ready to interview a potential SEO for your in-house team, or you are looking to hire an SEO consultant, the fear of getting scammed runs deep. You want to make sure you’re hiring someone who knows what they are doing, will accrue results for your website, and who you can trust to […]

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Chip and Joanna Gaines Share Their Hilarious First Date Story

Chip and Joanna Gaines Share Their Hilarious First Date Story

by Megan Stein @ PEOPLE.com

Chip and Joanna Gaines are the definition of marriage goals, but their relationship didn’t necessarily have a fairytale start.

In the first chapter of The Magnolia Storyreleased as a sneak peek today, the Fixer Upper dream team spills the details of how they met — and it wasn’t exactly love at first sight.

Joanna agreed to go out on a date with Chip after meeting him and his roommate “Hot John” — who she actually tried to approach minutes earlier, but was too shy — in the waiting room of her dad’s auto shop. She had second thoughts, however, after Chip arrived an hour and a half late to pick her up.

RELATED: HGTV Star Joanna Gaines Talks Fixer Upper Fame and Work-Life Balance: ‘Family Is First’

“He didn’t apologize for being late, either. He had so much confidence. I don’t know. I can’t explain it. Only Chip could be an hour and a half late and have no one mad about it,” Joanna writes.

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The chapter continues to describe the timeline of their relationship, which didn’t actually start until months after they first went out, when Chip (in typical guy fashion) finally called Joanna back.

“I’d made a bet with Hot John to see who could hold out the longest before calling our dates back,” Chip writes “I really wanted that fifty dollars from John! That’s the only reason I didn’t call.”

After they went out a second time, the rest was history.

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For the full access to the details on their meet-cute, relatable dating moments, and how they got their start on HGTV (hint: it involves a very expensive impulse buy), preorder the The Magnolia Story here.


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C-4 Analytics Earns Gold Employer of the Year Award from Pillar World Awards

by c4 @ C-4 Analytics

Digital Marketing Agency Once Again Recognized for Commitment to Culture and Standout Staff BOSTON – July 1, 2017 – At […]

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SPJ President starts #FreePressFriday

by @ SPJ Leads

"But if I were still here I would tell you that I wish I had done more work as a news reporter. Written better stories. Made more and better contacts. Skipped some of the easier pieces and done more in-depth stories. Spent more time on foreign stories. Been a better editor." - Mark Mooney, who died Oct. 6, wrote in his last byline

WHAT'S HAPPENING

"No algorithm of reporting is more enduring and productive than the Fives W's: Who, What, Where, When and Why. None of those is harder to answer than the Why." Roy Peter Clark writes about journalists' struggle to answer the hardest question, especially when reporting on mass shootings.

Newsrooms around the world aren't as digital-first minded as they'd like to be, according to a new International Center for Journalists report. There's disconnect between training opportunities organizations offer versus what journalists say they want, and people with digital-focused titles make up only 18 percent of newsrooms.

Some journalism schools are adding social media, curation and analytics to editing classes. Experts say these assignments expand traditional editing skills and help students recognize the importance of understanding audiences and delivery platforms.

What is the pivot to video costing the journalism industry? Are too many publishers chasing shiny objects instead of creating cohesive video strategies? CJR takes a look at four reasons the pivot to video has failed.

ETHICS ESSENTIALS

SPJ Ethics Committee member Alex Veeneman writes about the role of video footage when covering mass shootings like the one in Las Vegas last week. "On one hand, the footage underscores the gravity of the situation and emphasizes the scale of what happened Sunday night. On the other hand, the repetition of such videos can be seen as sensationalism - a way to utilize drama and to encourage viewers to stay tuned to the broadcast." Veeneman says striking the right balance between the necessary and the excess is tricky.

GET A GIG

SPJ is searching for an Executive Director to lead the Society and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. You can find more information about the position here. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. EDT Oct. 31.

The Kiplinger Fellowship in Digital and Social Media is looking for its next class of journalists. The fellowship is April 16-20 and brings 20 journalists to the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University for one week of top-rated digital media training. Must have at least five years of professional experience. Apply by Nov. 19.

LEARN SOME STUFF

The University of Michigan offers a free course -- yes free, for anyone -- to help people learn how to recognize fake news, facts and alternative facts. We all know someone who could benefit from a class like this. Encourage your favorite person who could improve their media literacy to enroll!

GIVE A LITTLE

We couldn't do what we do without the help of our amazing volunteers like you! Check out the numerous ways you can pitch in and get involved via  Volunteer Square.

We want you to take over! Our Snapchat, that is. We're looking for energetic, fun people to share with SPJ's Snapchat followers a behind-the-scenes look at a day in the life as a professional journalist. This can be in the form of a regular work day or an event your chapter is hosting. Interested in hosting a takeover? Apply here.

SPJ QUICK FIX

We're highlighting the importance of a free press by sharing quotes every week with #FreePressFriday. SPJ President Rebecca Baker says " it's more important than ever to remind the public about the connection between good journalism and a healthy democracy." Get involved by using #FreePressFriday every Friday on your social channels to share your favorite quotes about free press and news stories that have made an impact in your community.

This week's #PressFreedomMatters post on the SPJ International Community blog is by Danielle Villasana, who writes about why staying emotionally and mentally strong as a photojournalist is important, and why you should take breaks when you need them.

Do you know an outstanding SPJ volunteer? Nominate that person for Volunteer of the Month by contacting  Susan S. Stevens, of the SPJ Membership Committee .

A win for the Press! Well, the Press team at the 2017 National Press Club Spelling Bee. Todd Gillman, Dallas Morning News bureau chief and SPJ member, is this year's champion. Did you miss the bee? Read more about it here.

Muhammad Ittefaq shares his reflections on the SPJ International Community blog as a first-time attendee of the Excellence in Journalism conference. Ittefaq, graduate fellow at the Institute of Media and Communication Science, Technical University, Ilmenau in Germany, says one of the top benefits of attending EIJ is the ability to make connections with other journalists and students.

SE Michigan residents to break bread, discuss new ways to make communities better

by Lynn Haliburtion @ Lynn Haliburtion – Marx Layne

SE Michigan residents to break bread, discuss new ways to make communities better By STATESIDE STAFF • OCT 2, 2017 In an age where anonymous opinions posted online often drown out civil discourse, the idea of people sitting down to share a meal and conversation seems downright radical. But this coming Wednesday, groups of regular folks all over [...]

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Historic Site in Journalism plaque dedication Aug. 13 on Roosevelt Island, New York

by @ SPJ News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Aug. 8, 2017

Contacts:
Andrew Seaman, SPJ Ethics Committee Chair, 570-483-8555, andrew.m.seaman@andrewmseaman.com
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317-361-4134, jroyer@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists and Roosevelt Island Historical Society will dedicate a plaque honoring the island in New York City as the 2016 Historic Site in Journalism.

Judith Berdy, historical society president; Rebecca Baker, SPJ president-elect; and Andrew Seaman, SPJ Ethics Committee chair, will discuss the historical significance of the site during the dedication at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday (Aug. 13) at the Roosevelt Island Historical Society’s Visitor Center kiosk.

"All of New York City obviously has a romantic history with journalism, but no other place has captured my attention more than Roosevelt Island.” Seaman said. “Each time I visit, I can't help but think of Nellie Bly's journey to the 'madhouse' and her contributions to the profession. I'm so happy that the Society of Professional Journalists decided to recognize Roosevelt Island with this honor."

The Octagon, which is located on the north end of the island, is an ornate stone building built in 1841 to house psychiatric patients in its two L-shaped wings. Patients brought to the island by boat were separated from the rest of society in what Charles Dickens referred to as a “lounging, listless, madhouse air.”

In 1887, Nellie Bly was sent to the island after acting strangely. Though she received the same treatment as the patients, Bly was there only on assignment from newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer. Her work “10 Days in a Madhouse” is considered among the first pieces of investigative journalism and led to improvements in treatment of psychiatric patients.

The building served as a general hospital until 1955. The octagonal entry was fully restored and now serves as the entry to a residential building.

Since 1942, SPJ has honored the people and places that have played important roles in the history of journalism through the Historic Sites program. Some honorees include: Freedom’s Journal, the first Black newspaper published in the United States, and The Wheeling Intelligencer, the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in West Virginia.

See a complete list of past winners – and the 2017 winner -- here.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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How to Build a Strong Digital Brand in Online Publishing: Bill Simmons on His Career at ESPN

by Tom Demers @ digitalexaminer.com

I’m a big Bill Simmons fan. I listen to his podcast, read his articles, follow him on Twitter and am often on his site. I even commented on a blog post about Grantland’s SEO. A while back I heard Bill give a great breakdown of his time at ESPN and how he came to rise […]

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TheHUB executive Robert Dewaelsche named head of SDBA

by Lynn Haliburtion @ Lynn Haliburtion – Marx Layne

By TheHUB on 09/19/2017 Robert Dewaelsche has been named president of the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA). The appointment was announced today by SDBA board chairman Michael Odom. “Rob brings to the SDBA more than 35 years of experience, including senior level roles with local nonprofit and for-profit organizations where he worked to support, strengthen and build strong [...]

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SPJ selects Robert Buckman for Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Abbi Martzall, SPJ Awards Coordinator, (317) 920-4791, amartzall@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists has chosen Robert Buckman, associate professor of communication and journalism sequence coordinator at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, as the recipient of the Distinguished Teaching in Journalism Award.

Each year, SPJ honors an outstanding journalism educator who has made an exceptional contribution to the profession and/or journalism education. Buckman won this year with detailed letters of support from faculty and students in the Department of Communication of the College of Liberal Arts at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.

“His uncompromising insistence on accurate fact gathering, spell-checking (the old-fashioned way), and plain good storytelling is renowned,” said William R. Davie, Board of Regents Support Fund Regents Chair of Communication at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. “He applies a sort of tough love that demands perfection from his students and colleagues.”

Buckman graduated from Texas Christian University in 1970. He then went on to receive his master’s degree in government from TCU in 1972 with honors. Buckman graduated with his Ph.D. in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin in 1986. He began teaching a variety of journalism subjects in 1986 while continuing to freelance with news organizations like The Dallas Morning News, The Boston Globe, The Washington Times, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, The Tampa Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle, and many more.

Outside the classroom, Buckman is active in the Society of Professional Journalists among other professional organizations. He organized the new SPJ student chapter at the University of Lousiana at Lafayette in 1989 and has served as the faculty adviser since. Buckman also co-founded the SPJ Louisiana Pro Chapter in 2015 and is a member of the board of directors. Nationally, Buckman has served as a member of the SPJ Ethics Committee and played an active role in rewriting the SPJ Code of Ethics in 1996.

Buckman retired in May 1998 as a lieutenant colonel after 28 years in the U.S. Army Reserve. He was recalled to active duty in June 2008, and served a 12-month tour in Baghdad.

Buckman will be honored at the Excellence in Journalism 2017 conference in Anaheim, California, Sept. 7-9.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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By Glow Living Member Natalie Nickel Kavanaugh Recently when opening Facebook, a memory came up from 2009. I posted that I had gained 15 lbs seemingly overnight.  Even though I wasn’t doing anything differently, I suddenly had a muffin top and couldn’t button my jeans. I was 46 years so I thought, middle age. Ugh, middle age. Along with the […]

Conduct interviews that will get even the haters to talk

by @ SPJ - Quill Headlines

I love the movie “Almost Famous.” It has a compelling story about a kid who wants to write about rock music; it has good acting (Kate Hudson, Billy Crudup, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Francis McDormand, Zooey Deschanel, Jimmy Fallon, and a one-second appearance by Mitch Hedberg); early scenes are shot in my home town of San Diego; it’s based on an experience of a local celebrity (Cameron Crowe); it has good music and more.

But one of the main reasons is it’s also an instructional movie about inte...

Lockheed Martin visits Macomb County to connect with potential suppliers

by Penny Carroll @ Macomb County Chamber of Commerce

  Macomb County welcomed a team of representatives from Lockheed Martin for an invitation-only matchmaking event today. Headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland, Lockheed Martin is a global security and aerospace company that employs approximately 97,000 people worldwide and is principally engaged in the research, design, development, manufacture, integration and sustainment of advanced technology systems, products and […]

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The Ultimate Small Business Guide to Digital Marketing ROI

by Cobhan Phillipson @ digitalexaminer.com

In a recent survey we conducted, we found out that 45% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) do not measure the ROI on their digital marketing spend. At a time when 70% of SMBs are increasing their spending on online marketing, it seems that there is very little attention being paid to ROI. Using Google […]

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Details on the governance structure update

by @ SPJ Leads

"It's a huge responsibility to be trusted to tell someone's story," - Kristen Cook, in her resignation letter to the Arizona Daily Star.  

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Underreporting in rural areas is a nationwide phenomenon. SPJ member Al Cross says this is a problem because rural reporting is rarely seen as the most critical mission. 20 percent of the nation's population lives in rural areas, so not having anyone to cover government meetings or hold officials accountable can cause bigger problems.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma really showed the power of local journalists as the eyes and ears of the community. That's why Google News announced a new focus on hyperlocal and community news with a feature called Community Updates.

Report for America aims to place 1,000 journalists in local newsrooms in the next five years. This program is similar to organizations like Teach for America. Report for America doesn't get government funding, but it is being treated as a national service project.

A recent survey, conducted by the Annenberg Public Policy Center, shows that 37 percent of those surveyed can't name any of the rights guaranteed under the First Amendment.

ETHICS ESSENTIALS

SPJ Ethics Chairman Andrew Seaman writes about terrifying terms in the latest edition of Quill. "The inconsistency of their uses, their vagueness and their divisiveness should make journalists and news organizations question their use of the words 'terrorism' and 'terrorist."' Seaman says the purpose of journalism is to provide people with accurate, reliable, truthful information, but there is a problem if people spend most of their time debating words, or misuse of words, in that reporting. Read more here.

GET A GIG

SPJ is looking for a candidate to serve as Development Manager. Apply for this full-time gig, based in Indianapolis, by 5 p.m. ET Friday. More info here.

The Editorial Projects in Education announced its Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship this month. The fellowship provides financial support of $10,000 for a deeply reported investigative or enterprise package or series of stories spotlighting a pre-K-12 topic. Apply by Nov. 15.

LEARN SOME STUFF

First Draft News and the Public Data Lab have launched  A Field Guide to Fake News that is a must-read for journalists.

Check out the latest tools and cool journalism things from The Journalist's Toolbox.

GIVE A LITTLE

We can't do what we do without the help of our amazing volunteers like you! Check out the numerous ways you can pitch in and get involved on Volunteer Square.

The Victoria Advocate, a locally- and family-owned newspaper whose journalists reported on Hurricane Harvey before, during and after the storm, created a GoFundMe to help raise funds for their employees in need. Any money raised will go into newspaper's Helping Hands fund to be distributed to employees in the most need.

SPJ QUICK FIX

Here's a look at the nine resolutions passed at EIJ 2017.

By fall of 2019, SPJ's national board will shrink from 23 members to nine - thanks to Society delegates passing bylaws amendments during EIJ17. The streamlined board will consist of three officers, four at-large directors and two appointed directors. Information about the restructure process and a transition timeline can be found online.

Rochelle Riley of the Detroit Free Press receives $75,000 Pulliam Fellowship for editorial writing. Riley plans to spend the next year studying the effect of trauma and a toxic environment on children's learning. Read more about her work here.

Bonnie Angelo, one of the first 10 women to join SPJ in 1969-1970, died on Sunday. She was known for covering the White House, chronicling the rise of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher and writing a well-received book about the impact of presidential mothers on their sons.

Meet September's member of the month, Keem Muhammad! Do you know an outstanding SPJ volunteer? Nominate that person for Volunteer of the Month by contacting Susan S. Stevens, Membership Committee member.

Lower Percentage of Those Surveyed Say Google is Biased After Manifesto Controversy

by Tom Demers @ digitalexaminer.com

We recently released the results of a survey of 1,000 people we conducted using Google Surveys about…what people think and know about Google. We conducted the survey in the spring of 2017 and released the data in our post on consumer confidence in Google late last month. Soon after we released the findings, there was a […]

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Students and design: a return to kindergarten

by @ SPJ - Quill Headlines

Chocolate Milk. Capri Sun drink pouches. Snickerdoodles. Sugar cookies. Pipe cleaners. Glitter glue. Colored feathers. The checkout clerk asks, “Looks like a fun party — kid’s birthday?”

“No,” I answer. “Just supplies for a journalism design class. College kids.”

And so it went almost every week this past school year: snacks and crafts and lots of learning. I had been assigned the editing and design course after a 16-year absence from teaching something similar. In 2000, it was all about d...

Drone journalism ethics

by @ SPJ Leads

"But no country can have good government, or a healthy public square, without high-quality journalism - journalism that can distinguish a fact from a belief and again from an opinion; that understands that the purpose of opinion isn't to depart from facts but to use them as a bridge to a larger idea called 'truth;' and that appreciates that truth is a large enough destination that, like Manhattan, it can be reached by many bridges of radically different designs. In other words, journalism that is grounded in facts while abounding in disagreements." - Bret Stephens, columnist for The New York Times, while speaking at a journalism awards dinner in Sydney, Australia

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Here's how different networks handled President Donald Trump's comments and tweets urging NFL owners to fire players who do not stand for the national anthem.

A new project at Georgetown University, launched with the support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, is documenting and analyzing incidents around the United States in which free speech is being challenged. It's called The Free Speech Project.

The New York Times' sponsor a subscription program has provided free NYT access to more than 2 million students in more than 3,000 public schools across the U.S.

The John. S. and James L. Knight foundation announced an initiative to support the role of strong, trusted journalism as essential to a healthy democracy. Seven projects under the new Trust, Media and Democracy initiative will bring communities and journalists together to create long-term solutions to combat misinformation.

With advertising revenue declining, prominent editors stepping down and major publications being put on the market, former editors say magazines are about as useful as vinyl records and sailboats.

ETHICS ESSENTIALS

Poynter put together a code of ethics specifically for drone journalists that takes journalism and photojournalism ethics into account. It also adds legal considerations and safety concerns that come with flying drones. Check it out.

We hosted a Twitter chat with the Public Relations Society of America about Truth in Communications as a part of their ethics month. Catch up with the Storify here.

GET A GIG

SPJ is looking for a  Development Manager. Apply for this full-time gig, based in Indianapolis, by 5 p.m. EDT Oct. 6. More info here.

SPJ is also searching for an Executive Director to lead the Society and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. You can find more information about the position here. The deadline to apply is 5 p.m. EDT Oct. 31.

BuzzFeed is accepting applications for its Emerging Writers Fellowship program. The full-time four-month-long program, based in New York City, will be focused on personal essay writing, cultural reportage and criticism. Apply by Dec. 4.

The Knight Visiting Nieman Fellowships offer short-term research opportunities to individuals interested in working on special projects designated to advance journalism. Apply by Sept. 29. For questions, please contact Nieman Fellowship program administrator Nicole Arias.

LEARN SOME STUFF

The New Yorker's Rachel Aviv spoke with Columbia Journalism Review about finding new angles on old topics, choosing compelling characters and how she makes unbelievable stories believable. Freshen up your skills on making well-worn topics fresh.

GIVE A LITTLE

Just two months after getting out of San Quentin prison, Arnulfo Garcia, SPJ member and former editor-in-chief of the award-winning inmate-run newspaper the San Quentin News, was killed Saturday in a car crash. A fund has been set up to help pay for his burial expenses, with any residual funds going to support his 17-year-old daughter, Carmen.

SPJ QUICK FIX

Some SPJ members are working to create the Sunshine Community - a place for reporters and editors who use government records, data and information gathered from public meetings. The community would provide rookies and veteran journalists a FOIA home and year-round benefits. Want to get involved? Request to join the Facebook group, follow @SPJ_Sunshine on Twitter and check out the website. Contact Bob Becker with any questions.

The Ted Scripps Leadership Institute is for people just like you -- busy journalists, striving to be better leaders in their newsrooms and in the industry. The last one of 2017 is Oct. 20-22 in Pittsburgh. Are you ready to take your leadership to the next level? Apply to attend by 11:59 p.m. EDT Saturday.

Mike Faulk was covering a protest when he was knocked to the ground and pinned by a police officer. With a boot to his head, he was pepper-sprayed, arrested, held overnight in jail and has been charged with "failure to disperse." The St. Louis Society of Professional Journalists condemns his arrest and calls for the immediate dismissal of charges against Mike Faulk, and for an investigation into the events of this weekend to determine whether officers violated the Constitutional rights of Faulk or those of any other citizens. Read more from St. Louis SPJ here.

Vermont State Police introduced a new press release policy that essentially lets state troopers determine what is and isn't news. SPJ New England Chapter responded with a statement, saying this is troubling. They asked police to invite the press to be a part of the current redrafting of the policy. "Information on crime, sexual assault, armed robberies and arson are in the public's interest, and law enforcement should be working with reporters to divulge said information to the public, not hinder it."

Myrto Papadopoulous explains how the art of storytelling helped her explore life and herself as a documentary photographer in the latest #PressFreedomMatters post.

Union Hotel in Flemington, N.J., named Historic Site in Journalism

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Abbi Martzall, SPJ Awards Coordinator, (317) 920-4791, amartzall@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists has named the Union Hotel in Flemington, New Jersey, as a Historic Site in Journalism.

The Trial of the 20th Century – the trial of Bruno Richard Hauptmann for the kidnapping and murder of Charles Augustus Lindbergh Jr. – took place in Flemington, New Jersey, in 1935. Some of the journalists covering this trial stayed at the Union Hotel, which stood across the street from the courthouse. The trial brought national media to the town for five weeks’ worth of coverage when “the media” were newspapermen and newspaperwomen.

“Being newspaper folk, they spent their free time in the bar at the back of the old hotel,” said Jane Primerano, SPJ Region 1 director. “Photos of the trial lined the walls of the old hotel while it was open and the echoes of their conversation still permeate the woodwork.”

Since 1942, SPJ has honored the people and places that have played important roles in the history of journalism through the Historic Sites program. Some honorees include: Freedom’s Journal, the first Black newspaper published in the United States, and The Wheeling Intelligencer, the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in West Virginia.

“The hotel is a symbol of the dedication of newspaper and radio reporters in the days when even New Jersey was the Wild West in many ways. It is truly a part of journalism history,” Primerano said.

A bronze plaque will be placed at the Union Hotel to distinguish it as a National Historic Site in Journalism. See a complete list of past winners here.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Journalism has come a long way, from the age of print to the digital. As the industry evolves, I have realized that we need to change our collective mindset. Continue reading

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You might know the American Press Institute for its deep research on a variety of issues in journalism, something we’ve done for years as a think tank based in the Washington, D.C., area.
Recently, though, we decided to study something a little different: people.

Here’s how it happened. While working on our ongoing accountability journalism project, we met journalists around the country whose work seemed particularly influential in their communities. They were engaging audiences, encouraging...

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For your attorney website to be successful, it needs have a high Google ranking. The main goal of Google is for its users to find the most useful information as quickly as they can. Increasing your Google ranking may not be as difficult as you may think. There are a number of ways you can easily boost your page up the search listings (SERPS) by putting some easy SEO hacks into action.

‘On The Table’ Looks To Improve Lives of Young People

by Lynn Haliburtion @ Marx Layne

‘On The Table’ Looks To Improve Lives of Young People In just a couple of days, many people throughout the southeast Michigan region will gather around tables to break bread, and have an in-depth conversation about the future for youth in our area. The “On the Table” event on October 4th, led by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan [...]

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Finalists for SPJ Pro Chapters of the Year announced

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Chrystal Parvin, SPJ Membership Coordinator, (317) 361-4132, cparvin@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists 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 2017 conference in Anaheim, California.

This year’s finalists are:

Large Chapter of the Year
Two finalists for Large Chapter of the Year are Minnesota Pro and Florida Pro.

Small Chapter of the Year
Three finalists for Small Chapter of the Year are Las Vegas Pro, Cincinnati Pro and Bluegrass Pro.

Large Chapter of the Year is open to chapters with 75 or more members, while Small Chapter of the Year is open to chapters with fewer than 75 members.

The Press Club of Long Island and Florida Pro were both honored as the 2016 Professional Large Chapters of the Year. Cincinnati Pro was named Professional Small Chapter of the Year. Read more about the selection process and past winners here.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Journalists push for Senate hearing on a free and unfettered press

by @ SPJ News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 27, 2017

Contacts:
Lynn Walsh, SPJ National President, 614-579-7937, lynn.k.walsh@gmail.com
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317-361-4134, jroyer@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS – The Society of Professional Journalists and 32 other journalism and open government organizations sent a letter today to Sen. John Thune (R-SD) and Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) urging the Senate Commerce Committee to hold a hearing on the state of media in the United States.

The letter follows one sent in May by Sen. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Sen. Tom Udall (D-NM), members of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, requesting this hearing. The Committee last hosted a hearing on the Future of Journalism in May 2009. It plays an important role in shaping the environment in which journalism and media exist and in which journalists seek to work safely.

“We believe now is the time to reaffirm the importance of a free and unfettered press, which has been a cornerstone of democracy for the past 240 years,” the letter states. “Having an open discussion where journalists can talk about their professions, the industry and explain how it all works will hopefully help rebuild trust in a pillar of our democracy, reaffirming to the American people the link between the strength of our nation’s democracy and its free press.”


SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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‘On The Table’ Looks To Improve Lives of Young People In just a couple of days, many people throughout the southeast Michigan region will gather around tables to break bread, and have an in-depth conversation about the future for youth in our area. The “On the Table” event on October 4th, led by the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan [...]

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How can we offer millennials more engaging ways to consume international news in Japan?

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Appreciating Lake St. Clair

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  Community leaders took to the lake on Wednesday, July 26, for the Macomb County Chamber’s ninth annual Lake St. Clair Appreciation Day. This invitation-only event was designed to educate and engage lawmakers, area business leaders and other interested parties on Lake St. Clair’s vitality and impact as a tourism destination, lifestyle epicenter and economic […]

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Nate Berkus Shares How His Entertaining Style Has Changed Since Welcoming Daughter Poppy

Nate Berkus Shares How His Entertaining Style Has Changed Since Welcoming Daughter Poppy

by Megan Stein @ PEOPLE.com

Nate Berkus is the expert on all things party planning. But since becoming a father to one-year-old daughter, Poppy, the designer’s go-to entertaining style has had a few changes.

“We entertain around her nap schedule now,” Berkus, artistic advisor for LG Studio, told PEOPLE at a breakfast on June 8, which celebrated the sleek line of high-end appliances he helped design.

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But when Poppy isn’t snoozing, Berkus, 44, and husband Jeremiah Brent, 31, keep her busy with poolside play dates that are a far cry from a formal outdoor gathering.

“Our home is now filled with blow up toys from Target in the pool as opposed to margaritas,” Berkus said.

WATCH THIS: Designer Nate Berkus ‘Can’t Wait to Be a Family of 3!’

 

And the menu planning is even simpler.

“We throw food on the barbecue, we’ve actually even had a taco truck come once,” Berkus said. “We do put out snacks for the little ones, and they sit and throw them in the pool.”

RELATED: Chip and Joanna Gaines Share Hilarious First Date Story in New Sneak Peek of The Magnolia Story

Although the guest list has been tweaked to include Poppy’s younger crowd, the design-savvy couple couldn’t be happier with their new scene.

“It’s a welcome change,” Berkus said.

For Berkus’ best tips on stress-free summer entertaining, pick up this week’s issue of PEOPLE.


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2017 SPJ Pro Chapters of the Year named at Opening Business Session

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Chrystal Parvin, SPJ Membership Coordinator, (317) 361-4132, cparvin@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Society of Professional Journalists annually selects professional chapters to honor for their commitment to SPJ’s mission and the profession of journalism.

Large Chapter of the Year is open to chapters with 75 or more members and Small Chapter of the Year is open to chapters with fewer than 75 members.

Large Chapter of the Year

The Florida Pro chapter is honored as the Large Chapter of the Year for the second consecutive year for their dedication to education and continued commitment to the mission of the Society.

Florida hosted five major programs that, judges said, went beyond simple panel discussions. It offered national grants to other chapters and journalists who wanted to host events. The Drone Tour covered five states and received a matching SDX grant. The Femme Freelance Fest – hosted by and for women – ranged on topics from contracts to copyright, and happened before the end of the fiscal year. The chapter matched 80 freelancers with 16 employers. The Fake News Game Show was accepted as a featured program at the nation’s largest college media convention in Dallas this October.

Florida was also the only chapter to have multiple sessions accepted at EIJ and launched the Student Chapter Development network to support and help create campus chapters in Florida. To put it simply, this chapter did a lot, and did it well.

The finalist for Large Chapter of the year is Minnesota Pro.

Small Chapter of the Year

The Cincinnati Pro Chapter was named the Small Chapter of the Year for the second year in a row for its dedication to involvement, awards and diversity events.

This is the third time the Cincinnati chapter has won this designation in the past four years because it continues to offer robust and relevant programming for members.

Cincinnati Pro made an effort to get involved in the community. The chapter hosted three post-election events that attracted 160 people, including 12 high school students. It hosted a debate between three candidates running for Cincinnati mayor, with an audience of 125 people.

The chapter also worked to provide training and support for members. Cincinnati Pro hosted sessions with journalists to teach them how to use the new Cincinnati Police Department online records request portal. It also hosted 10 “Lunch with the Pros” sessions by sending working journalists to the University of Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky University, in addition to supporting two UC internship programs and a Kentucky Press Association event for students. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Cincinnati Pro chapter.

The finalists for Small Chapter of the Year are Bluegrass Pro and Las Vegas Pro.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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A theme that keeps coming up in my coaching is a fear that everyone has on some level, and that is that they aren’t good enough. I call it the “not enough syndrome” and it manifests itself in different ways, usually starting with low quality of thoughts in response to an idea or opportunity. Have you ever heard the voice […]

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SPJ honors outstanding chapters with Circle of Excellence awards

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Chrystal Parvin, SPJ Membership Coordinator, (317) 361-4132, cparvin@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists has distinguished eight 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, chapter communications, diversity and campus relations.

Chapters with 75 or more members are eligible for Large Circle of Excellence Awards and Small Circle of Excellence Awards are for chapters with fewer than 75 members.

Congratulations to this year’s winners:

Large Circle of Excellence

Chapter Communication: Florida Pro
Campus Relations: San Diego Pro
Diversity: Florida Pro
First Amendment & FOI: Press Club of Long Island
Professional Development: Minnesota Pro

Small Circle of Excellence

Chapter Communication: Rio Grande Pro
Campus Relations: Cincinnati Pro
Diversity: Arkansas Pro
First Amendment & FOI: Rio Grande Pro
Professional Development: Middle Tennessee Pro

The winning chapters will be honored during the Opening Business Session at Excellence in Journalism 2017 in Anaheim, California. Read more about the selection process and past winners here.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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A Life/Work Balance: Motoza’s Core Values

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JSON-LD Schema Structure for Local SEO

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Enrollment for Root-to-Rise for Men Is Now Open!

by Chandra Lynn @ Glow Living

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The Importance of Photography in Web Design

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Once, designers could overlook images in web design, or at the very least, could use poor-quality images with few repercussions. But as web design grows more minimalist and elegant, excellent photography becomes a must. Good photos will make a website look much better and move products and brands into a better light. A Brief History...

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SEO Code Innovation: Local SEO and Google’s Doorway Page Update

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Targeting Local SEO After Google’s Doorway Page Update Way back in March of 2015, Google released its Doorway Page Update specifically targeted at websites trying to gain rankings using pages that Google deemed added no real value to search experience. In local SEO, this was a search tactic used years ago to rank for specific […]

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Julianne Moore, Robert DeNiro & David O. Russell Support Amazon for Axing Harvey Weinstein-Produced Series

Julianne Moore, Robert DeNiro & David O. Russell Support Amazon for Axing Harvey Weinstein-Produced Series

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

Julianne Moore, Robert De Niro and David O. Russell are no longer working on an Amazon drama series together due to Harvey Weinstein.

“We support Amazon’s decision as in light of recent news and out of respect for all those affected we have decided together that it is best to not move forward with this show,” said the two Oscar-winning actors and Academy Award-nominated director in a joint statement to PEOPLE.

Amazon killed production on the untitled drama series following the suspension of Amazon Studios head Roy Price and the many sexual harassment allegations against Weinstein, whose former studio, The Weinstein Company, produced the show.

Jeff Blackburn, Amazon’s VP of business development, noted in a company-wide memo that “Amazon does not tolerate harassment or abuse of our employees or our business partners. If a concern is brought to our attention, we investigate it quickly and thoroughly,” according to The Hollywood Reporter.

RELATED: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal: All of the Hollywood Figures Who Have Spoken Out Against Movie Mogul

Price, who is the company’s programming chief, was accused of harassing Man In High Castle producer Isa Hackett during the 2015 Comic-Con.

Last week, eight women — including actress Ashley Judd — spoke out against Weinstein in a New York Times report, accusing him of sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior. The paper also reported that Weinstein reached private settlements with eight women, including actress Rose McGowan.

This week, the Oscar-winning producer was fired from TWC.

On Tuesday, Gwyneth PaltrowAngelina Jolie and several other women added their own accounts of alleged mistreatment, and more than two dozen women have now come forward.

Following the NYT report about the allegations, Weinstein said in a statement that he was working with therapists and planned to “deal with this issue head-on.” 


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When members of SPJ’s own Freedom of Information Committee have never heard of SPJ’s Project Sunshine or know who their state’s Sunshine Chair is, can we call the effort a failure?

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The current FOI Committee, under Gideon Grudo’s guidance as chair, undertook an update of SPJ’s state-by-state FOI resource guide this spring. Early on, committee members encountered issues with out-of-date phone numbers, contact names and web addresses. It hasn’t bee...

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Michael Weiss, Justin Cook Earn Top Honors in New England for Leadership and Innovation BOSTON – July 11, 2017 – […]

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The home that was used as a stand-in for Kris Jenner‘s house in Keeping Up With the Kardashians is up for sale.

The property, named the Iredell Estate and located at the Fryman Canyon Estates in Studio City, California, is listed for $7.8 million with Brandon Assanti of Rodeo Realty Beverly Hills.

While only the home’s facade was used on the show, there is certainly a lot to see inside the home.

Featuring Italian architecture and design, the house has seven bedroom and nine bathrooms and is situated on almost one-acre of land behind large gates.

The Mediterranean-inspired house also has a gourmet chef’s kitchen with a breakfast room, which also comes with two chandeliers and three sinks.

A dining room, a screening room, a wine cellar and an outdoor kitchen perfect for entertaining are also amenities.

The estate also boats polished wooden floors, as well as an enormous master bedroom featuring a walk-in closet with glass display cases.

A four-car garage and a fountain round complete the property’s luxurious amenities.

While the KarJenners never lived in the estate, it has been featured on other shows such as Chelsea Lately, True Blood and American Horror Story.

The home was listed earlier this year for $9 million, according to Curbed LA.

In March 2014, Kim Kardashian West explained that exteriors shots of different homes were used in KUTWK for “security purposes.”

“I would get people showing up at all hours ringing my gate & had to call the police on several occasions,” Kardashian responded to a fan question on Mobio Insider. “People hoping the gate & scaring me. It was so unsafe. The Hollywood Star Tours would stop by too, bc they recognized my home from our show. After that we realized how unsafe it is to show the exterior of our homes. So now we use different homes for the outside for security purposes.”


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How to help with Hurricane Irma

by @ SPJ Leads

"Journalists are public servants who aren't on the public payroll but are performing a public service every single day." - Rebecca Baker, SPJ President 2017-2018

WHAT'S HAPPENING

Snapchat is now including four student newspapers - The Daily Californian at the University of California at Berkeley, The Battalion at Texas A&M, The Daily Orange at Syracuse University and the Badger Herald at the University of Wisconsin at Madison - in its Discover feature. The weekly stories resemble other content published by The New York Times, CNN, Cosmopolitan and other media organizations in the Discover tab.

Time Editor-in-Chief Nancy Gibbs, who rose through the ranks over three decades from her start as a fact-checker to become the first female top editor of the century-old publication, is stepping down.

Student reporters in North Carolina were kicked out of an "open" student government meeting. After the meeting, Technician editors contacted the Student Press Law Center and the North Carolina Press Association for help. The editor-in-chief said, "If they continue doing this, what's to stop them from keeping us out of senate meetings or executive meetings or calling us and saying, 'Hey, don't run this in your newspaper,' or something like that? That's not a precedent that I want to set."

Journalists are having trouble reporting on health care under the Trump administration because of lack of information and insufficient responses if they do get answers. SPJ member Kathryn Foxhall said "I don't see the administrations ever stopping what they are doing, unless we as journalists pull out all stops and call it the censorship that it is."

Hurricane Irma

—While Florida businesses were evacuating before Irma, newsrooms were debating whether to stay or not to stay. Here's how Florida's newsrooms covered Irma.
—Check out Hurricane Irma, as told by the front pages of Florida news outlets. Now that the storm has passed, Florida begins work on recovery.
—These tools and sites were the most useful to reporters during Irma.
—As Irma barreled through Florida, a debate over TV storm reporting surfaced.
—The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma has a helpful  guide for reporters about what to do before, during and after a hurricane.

We're thankful for the journalists who sacrifice and risk their safety to provide coverage and information about the storm. Does your newsroom need assistance?  Let us know.

GIVE A LITTLE

Here are ways you can help people impacted by Hurricane Irma. Here are some specific organizations that are leading relief efforts in Miami-Dade County, the Florida Keys and Southwest Florida.

#CommCares

The Valenti School of Communication at the University of Houston has created an emergency scholarship fund for their communication students. Almost all of the 2,000 students have to work part-time to support their education, now much more difficult in dealing with Hurricane Harvey aftermath. 100 percent of all donations will be used for students in need.  You can donate here.

ETHICS ESSENTIALS

When covering natural disasters - like Hurricanes Harvey and Irma - SPJ is often asked whether journalism ethics are different in emergencies. The answer is no. SPJ Ethics Chairman Andrew Seaman says, "Journalists - especially during emergencies and breaking news - should keep its tenets in mind." Read more from Seaman about reporting on disasters.

GET A GIG

Houston Chronicle is hiring a data visualization developer to work with a team of reporters, producers, developers and editors to create data visualizations, maps and informational graphics. Contact  Lisa Gray if interested.

The Texas Tribune is accepting applications for its 2018 student fellowship program. You can apply for data visuals, reporting, photo editing, copy editing, art, events or engagement fellowships. Yes, they're all paid. Deadline for spring 2018 is Oct. 1; deadline for summer 2018 is Nov. 15.

SPJ is hiring a  Development Manager to oversee all aspects of fundraising for the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation and the Society of Professional Journalists. The full-time gig, based in Indianapolis, includes competitive salary, excellent benefits and paid leave. Apply by Sept. 22.

LEARN SOME STUFF

MuckRock created a Student Journalist FOIA Grant program where winners receive a free organization account for their student newspaper or organization dedicated to transparency, three hours of consulting time on FOIA requests and projects, $200 dedicated to request fees and help with crowdfunding.

SPJ QUICK FIX

Meet the August members of the month, Bob and Hazel Becker! They got married in 1970 and have spent more than 30 of those years involved with the D.C. Pro Chapter. Do you know an outstanding SPJ volunteer? Nominate that person for Volunteer of the Month by contacting Susan Stevens, Membership Committee member.

"As female journalists, we need to work to create change in the journalism and photojournalism industries." Read more from Rachel Woolf in her blog post for SPJ International Journalism Community's #PressFreedomMatters series.

News from EIJ

—The SPJ delegates voted to pass the proposed bylaws changes and governance structure of the Society. The Board of Directors will shrink from 23 to nine members in the next two years.
—Bruce W. Sanford received the Wells Memorial Key, SPJ's highest honor, for his service to the Society as SPJ's attorney for close to 40 years.
—Marcella Mercer and Calla Kessler of the  Lincoln Journal Star received the MOEy Best in Show award for their story  "A mom for all ages: Hours from Whiteclay, caring for kids with fetal alcohol disorders."
—The  Florida Pro chapter is honored as the Large Chapter of the Year for the second consecutive year for their dedication to education and continued commitment to the mission of the Society.
—The  Cincinnati Pro Chapter was named the Small Chapter of the Year for the second year in a row for its dedication to involvement, awards and diversity events.
Ohio University received the Outstanding Campus Chapter award for the second year in a row for its dedication to providing educational opportunities for members.

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SPJ announces outstanding campus chapter regional honorees

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Chrystal Parvin, SPJ Membership Coordinator, (317) 361-4132, cparvin@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to honor a select group of campus chapters for their outstanding work in supporting the Society’s missions, members and journalism.

SPJ’s 12 regional directors select a campus chapter in their region that has shown overall excellence. At-large directors review nominations and select the winning campus chapter.

Outstanding Campus Chapter finalists are:
Region 1 – Ithaca College
Region 2 – George Mason University
Region 3 – University of Florida
Region 4 – Ohio University
Region 5 – DePaul University
Region 6 – n/a
Region 7 – Lindenwood University
Region 8 – University of Texas at Arlington
Region 9 – Colorado State University
Region 10 – Western Washington University
Region 11 – San Diego State University
Region 12 – University of Arkansas, Little Rock

The overall winner will be announced during the Student Union at the Excellence in Journalism 2017 conference in Anaheim, California. To see a map of the regions and a list of campus chapters, click here.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Ohio University named SPJ’s Outstanding Campus Chapter for Second Consecutive Year

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Chrystal Parvin, SPJ Membership Coordinator, (317) 361-4132, cparvin@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Ohio University has been selected by the Society of Professional Journalists to receive the Outstanding Campus Chapter award for the second year in a row. The Outstanding Campus Chapter award honors chapters for their commitment to SPJ’s mission and the profession of journalism.

The Ohio University SPJ chapter is being honored for its dedication to providing educational opportunities for members. In the last year, it staged 30 successful events with its 53 members.

Under the leadership of adviser Nerissa Young and President Hayley Harding, some of the events the chapter hosted were a birthday party for James Madison, a First Amendment Free Food Festival, a campus-wide Grammar Smackdown contest and Q&A sessions with SPJ National President Lynn Walsh and other influential journalists.

Young also worked with the chapter to provide a session focused on social media and suicide coverage which attracted about 50 students.

In addition, with attendance of more than 100 people, the chapter had Freedom Sings, a nationally known group, perform “banned” songs to highlight the power of the First Amendment and free speech.

The chapter was honored tonight at the Student Union during the Excellence in Journalism 2017 conference in Anaheim, California.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Lincoln Journal Star awarded MOEy Best in Show

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Christine Cordial, SPJ Program Coordinator, 317-920-4788, ccordial@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Marcella Mercer and Calla Kessler of the Lincoln Journal Star received the MOEy Best in Show award for their story "A mom for all ages: Hours from Whiteclay, caring for kids with fetal alcohol disorders."

Each year, student journalists compete regionally in print, TV, radio and online categories. Mercer and Kessler are the regional winners in Feature Writing, Large School Division.

First-place winners advance to compete nationally and are eligible for the MOEy. The best in show award is chosen from more than 4,000 entries in the Society of Professional Journalists 2016 Mark of Excellence Awards competition.

The story and photos by Mercer and Kessler profile a South Dakota mother who adopted nine Native American children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders.

The judges said, “This story is a masterpiece. I see evidence of in-depth reporting. It takes time to get this sort of detail. Lead choice is perfect.”

At the national level, judges said, “Beautifully written narrative about a complex topic. You can tell the reporter spent time with the family to understand the ‘day in the life.’ This story kept my interest from beginning to end.”

The award was announced during the Student Union at Excellence in Journalism 2017 in Anaheim, California.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Akaka, Jazlyn Ho, Kailin                 Ruebeck, Hannah        

Altenhof-Long, Erin

Huizenga, Kristin Santaus, Meredith *

Anderle, Lucy

Johnson, Lauren

Sarwar, Prioty

Ashman, Hero

Kerwin, Sophie* Sheng, Baoyi

Bartlett, Clara

Kightlinger, Brienna Shiao, Wing Yan*

Belvin, Carina*

Kim, Jean Sol Sim, Sukin

Benishek, Charlotte

Krause, Zoe Sitaram, Shruti

Bianchi, Kendall

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Boyadzhiyska, Simona
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Cranor, Taylor Mayron, Laura Yau, Claudia
Cumberbatch, Helen McAuliffe, Mairead Zhang, Alexis
Dickinson Meltz, Anne Nugent, Leah Zhang, Nancy
Durham, Elizabeth* Owen, Rose Zhang, Xueyin*
Ferguson, Leah Piner, Catherine Zhu, Jane
Gangestad, Greta Rash, Lori*  
Gibert, Sophia* Regan, Emma  
Gupta, Tara Regovich, Kathleen  
Hempe, Mackenzie Ro, Aileen  

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SPJ delegates approve smaller board, changes to regional director positions

by @ SPJ News

Contacts: 
Lynn Walsh, SPJ National President, 614-579-7937, lynn.k.walsh@gmail.com
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317-361-4134, jroyer@spj.org

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Society of Professional Journalists voted to change the way SPJ governs itself, including shrinking its Board of Directors to nine positions and removing regional directors from the national board.

Voting delegates approved the changes during the closing business session at the Excellence in Journalism 2017 annual conference.

The national board recommended the bylaws changes, in an effort to attract qualified leaders without barriers such as geography, job title, etc. In addition, a smaller board will be more nimble.

“These changes will help SPJ better execute its mission and serve its members,” said SPJ National President Lynn Walsh. “A smaller board will be best suited to produce shared short- and long-term strategies for SPJ’s vitality and viability into the future. This is just a first step toward those goals, but it is an important one.”

The vote comes after a year of self-examination by the current Board of Directors and a Governance Task Force that was charged with studying the issue.

With the approved bylaws changes, SPJ will be governed by a board of nine members, down from 23, to include:
• Three officers, including a president, president-elect and secretary-treasurer, each to be elected for one year.
• Four at-large directors, each to be elected for two years with staggered terms.
• Two appointed directors, each to be selected by the board to serve one-year terms, to provide specific expertise.

Regional directors, meanwhile, would continue to serve in the same capacity, but as non-board members to be known as regional coordinators.

Under this new structure, the SPJ board will continue to implement long-standing board responsibilities, as laid out in existing bylaws. Additionally, it will:
• Draft and enact a strategic plan for three to five years, setting annual goals to ensure that work toward planned priorities remain on track.
• Adopt a new organizational chart to ensure fruitful communication between board members and SPJ’s many constituencies, including chapters and communities.

The task force invited members to provide feedback and ask questions in various ways in the weeks and months leading up to the vote at EIJ17. It also created an online Frequently Asked Questions about the proposals.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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SPJ recognizes two members’ outstanding contributions with Howard Dubin Award

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Abbi Martzall, SPJ Awards Coordinator, (317) 920-4791, amartzall@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — Miriam Ascarelli and Hagit Limor were selected to receive the Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for their outstanding contributions to their SPJ chapters and regions.

Each year, this award is given to no more than two members — one from a chapter of 75 or more members and one from less than 75 members. The award is in honor of longtime SPJ member of the Chicago Headline Club Howard Dubin, who not only contributes time and money to the Society but also remains dedicated to service at the chapter level.

Miriam Ascarelli
Ascarelli was nominated by John Ensslin, former national president, and Maureen Nevin Duffy along with members of the New Jersey Pro board. Ascarelli works to make the New Jersey chapter better as its president by resolving difficult situations, maintaining the chapter website, improving membership through encouragement and collaborating with other area groups – all while overseeing her own students and the student newspaper at the New Jersey Institute of Technology.

Hagit Limor
Limor was nominated by Tom McKee, Greater Cincinnati Pro chapter president. Limor served as SPJ national president and is currently serving as the Legal Defense Fund chair and treasurer for the Cincinnati Pro chapter. She has also served on the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Board and played a prominent role in updating the SPJ Code of Ethics. Limor does all of this as a volunteer while maintaining her career as a journalism professor at the University of Cincinnati.

Ascarelli and Limor will be recognized at Excellence in Journalism 2017 in Anaheim, California, Sept. 7-9.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Ten with Angelo Lopez

by @ SPJ - Quill Headlines

Angelo Lopez came to California in 1974 and hasn’t left. It wasn’t a gold rush that brought him, but he did live the somewhat nomadic lifestyle of a prospector moving from place to place as a self-described “Navy brat.” Born in Norfolk, Virginia, to Filipino parents, he spent his youth on military bases on the U.S. East Coast and Japan. He admits to always wanting to draw whenever he could get his hands on a spare scrap of paper, which attracted him to the illustration program at San Jose Sta...

Rebecca Baker installed as 2017-2018 SPJ President

by @ SPJ News

Contacts:
Rebecca Baker, SPJ National President, (203) 640-3904, rebecca.baker.ny@gmail.com
Anna Gutierrez, Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Rebecca Baker became the 101st president of the Society of Professional Journalists during the President’s Installation Banquet at the 2017 Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim, California. She is the first SPJ national president from New York City in 35 years.

Baker is the deputy head of news at the New York Daily News in New York City. Previously, she was the deputy editor-in-chief of the New York Law Journal, the largest daily legal newspaper in the country.

“SPJ is in a unique place to help build the public’s trust in journalists,” Baker said.

Baker challenged each member of SPJ to hold a discussion with the public about journalism. Outreach has never been more important, she said.

“Our goal is to send SPJ members into at least 100 schools by this time next year,” Baker said, while announcing a Press for Education campaign. “If we can reach kids, we can reach the future consumers of our news.”

She takes the reigns from Lynn Walsh, investigative executive producer at NBC 7 San Diego, who served as SPJ president for the past year.

“It’s talking to non-journalists that’s been a favorite of mine throughout the year. We need to engage the public and talk to them,” Walsh said. “The threat against the First Amendment is very real. We need to continue to act and let the public know what these freedoms mean and what it would be like without them.”

Baker joined SPJ in 2000 and currently serves on SPJ’s finance committee, membership task force and the SDX Foundation Board of Directions, which supports the educational mission of SPJ. She previously served as president-elect. In addition, Baker was named outstanding member of 2010-2011 for her work as the president of The Deadline Club, SPJ’s New York City chapter.

Her work as a courts/crime reporter led to appearances on several cable network television shows, including "American Greed," "On the Case with Paula Zahn" and "Nancy Grace." She also was a regular guest on “Crime and Justice with Dan Schorr,” a New York-based radio program and podcast.
Baker graduated magna cum laude in journalism from Quinnipiac University in 2003, summa cum laude in communication from Carlow University (formerly known as Carlow College) in 1995 and was the valedictorian of the 1991 graduating class of Jeannette High School in Jeannette, Pennsylvania.

Coverage of the 2017 Excellence in Journalism conference is available from EIJ News. EIJ17 is a joint conference between SPJ, Radio Television Digital News Association, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the Native American Journalists Association.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Extreme Ownership in the Search Marketing Industry

by carlos @ Motoza SEO

I took it upon myself over the past few months to resume reading books that can inspire me, teach me, and challenge my ways of thinking. One particular book I had an interesting time reading is Leif Babin and Joko...

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Twitter Is for Content, Instagram Is for Pictures: How to Speak to Your Social Media Audience

by Lysa Miller @ Ladybugz Interactive Agency

A strong social media presence can help companies large and small build their authority, boost sales and create a tribe of loyal customers. Social media now plays a major role in any company’s SEO strategy; as a result, making the most of social media opportunities depends not only on finding the right audience, but also...

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TheHUB executive Robert Dewaelsche named head of SDBA

by Lynn Haliburtion @ Marx Layne

By TheHUB on 09/19/2017 Robert Dewaelsche has been named president of the Southwest Detroit Business Association (SDBA). The appointment was announced today by SDBA board chairman Michael Odom. “Rob brings to the SDBA more than 35 years of experience, including senior level roles with local nonprofit and for-profit organizations where he worked to support, strengthen and build strong [...]

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Best practices for covering a mass shooting

by @ SPJ Leads

"It's important that parents and citizens really lobby for media literacy to be taught in schools, starting with kindergarten. We're doing our students a real disservice if we don't teach them to become critical consumers of the media." — Jean Kilbourne, author and speaker. 

WHAT'S HAPPENING

From live blogs to mobile alerts, some journalists are saying it might be time to rethink standard articles for live coverage and breaking news with different approaches to providing information.

All kinds of local reporting -- from day-to-day city hall coverage to world-changing investigations like in "Spotlight" -- is faced with extinction. In her latest column, Margaret Sullivan writes about how the local news crisis is only getting worse.

SPJ Ethics Committee Chairman Andrew Seaman says Puerto Rico's situation is not up for debate. In his latest blog post, Seaman reminds journalists to give voice to the voiceless: "Transmit the devastation. Talk to residents, first responders, doctors and anyone else who is able to articulate what their daily lives are like in the wake of the hurricane."

In light of St. Louis Post-Dispatch reporter Mike Faulk's arrest last week, media lawyers and news executives give some advice about how news organizations can defend journalists who are attacked or arrested while covering news.

ETHICS ESSENTIALS

SPJ Ethics Committee Chairman Andrew Seaman speaks with CNN's Brian Stelter about the ethics of news organizations reporting claims of responsibility in the wake of mass shootings and attacks. He says journalists and news organizations should report what is known, what isn't known and what is known to be false information, and shun any type of speculation.

GET A GIG

SPJ is looking for a Development Manager. Apply for this full-time gig, based in Indianapolis, by 5 p.m. EDT Friday. More info here.

SPJ is also searching for an Executive Director to lead the Society and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation. You can find more information about the position here. Deadline to apply is 5 p.m. EDT Oct. 31.

The Houston Chronicle is looking for a data visualization developer to work with a team of producers, developers, editors and reporters to create engaging data visualizations, maps and graphics for  HoustonChronicle.com. Apply by filling out this form by Friday. Contact Rachael Gleason if you have questions.

LEARN SOME STUFF

In addition to following the SPJ Code of Ethics, which is always a good idea regardless of the story, Poynter shares some best practices for covering mass shootings in response Sunday's attack in Las Vegas. More recommendations for journalists can be found here.

GIVE A LITTLE

The SPJ Legal Defense Fund is a source of support for journalists who need legal or direct financial assistance for events where they've been attacked or arrested on the job, initiating and supporting litigation that enforces public access to government records and proceedings - basically anything that helps defend the First Amendment. Your donations can help journalists acquire competent representation or cover court and other fees. Donate now.

SPJ QUICK FIX

"In several occasions in conversation with my female friends - some working in the field of journalism and some with careers in a variety of sectors as well - a common concern always comes out in the talk: the feeling that, as women, we have to prove more than men that we are capable of the work we are doing." Read more from Elena Del Estal in this week's #PressFreedomMatters post on the SPJ International Community blog.

We're looking for energetic and fun people willing to give a behind-the-scenes look of a day in the life as a journalist to our Snapchat followers. This can be in the form of a regular work day or an event your chapter is hosting. Interested in hosting a takeover? Apply here.

Bring Google News Lab tools to your chapter or newsroom with SPJ's free training program! Request a training by filling out this form.

3 questions to ask before hiring a web advertising company

by Duane Baumgartner @ City Ranked Media – SEO Website Design PPC Marketing for small businesses

Know the right questions to ask a web advertising company Hiring a reputable Internet Advertising company for your small business  may seem like an easy task.  There are many choices out there when it comes to website marketing, search optimization and search marketing companies.  Unfortunately the decision to hire a reputable company to handle your […]

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Macomb County Chamber welcomes new members

by Penny Carroll @ Macomb County Chamber of Commerce

  The Macomb County Chamber welcomed the following businesses to its membership in May 2017: Martha T. Berry Medical Care Facility, Mount Clemens Meadows Assisted Living and Care Campus, Novi Trion Solutions, Inc., Troy Great Lakes Ace Hardware – 11 Stores, Metro Detroit Area Kroger –  20 Stores, Metro Detroit Area Kroger Michigan Division Office, […]

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Beyoncé Sizzles as She Celebrates Her Curves in a Surprisingly Affordable Look for Date Night with JAY-Z

Beyoncé Sizzles as She Celebrates Her Curves in a Surprisingly Affordable Look for Date Night with JAY-Z

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

In her latest set of photo shoot stills, Beyoncé brings her enviable curves into sharp focus for what could possibly be a two-piece version of a “Freakum Dress.”

On Friday, the songstress, 36, shared a series of sexy snaps on Instagram of a date night look, which was one of her most affordable ensembles yet.

The Bey Hive may recognize this specific outfit from back in September when the star and her husband JAY-Z were spotted leaving the Fort Gansevoort gallery in New York City.

The mother of three gave a 180-degree look at her black and nude mesh Leonela skirt from House of CB.

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The knee-length garment – which costs just $105 – hugged her physique and the ruching and sheer illusion amplified her style to Sasha Fierce.

The 22-time Grammy winner paired the skirt with a $56 baby pink bodysuit by Mistress Rocks, which is House of CB’s second brand. With just the top and skirt alone, Beyoncé’s ensemble has a price tag total of $161!

But that’s just a small price until you count her accessories. The affordable top and skirt combo was rounded out with nude velvet Gianvito Rossi heels, which cost $675, Gucci sunglasses and Louis Vuitton City Cruiser bag that retails for over $3600.

Beyoncé is a big fan of House of CB as she’s recently worn the London-based brand’s $165 emerald dress to Rihanna‘s black-tie Diamond Ball in September, the event that marked her return to the spotlight after welcoming twins Sir and Rumi.

And in August, Beyoncé wore House of CB’s $179 ruched off-the-shoulder wine and nude colored mini dress.


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John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford

Top row: Wolgang Bergman, Vaughn Palmer, Joseph Plummer, Bradley Martin, Mola Olaniyan, Tom Mulvoy, Lyle Nelson (director) Second row: Lynn Myers, Kalpana Sharma, Sari Sapir, Bruce Miller, Ed Shanahan, Rick Rafael Third row: Harry Press (managing director), Andrea Knox, Andrzej Lubowski, Kim Seo-Woong, Glenn Frankel Front row: James Bettinger, Mollie Noone (staff), Klas Bergman, Sheila Stainback Fellows are listed alphabetically,...

Blake Lively Says Daughter Inez Is a 'Baby Viking' Who Marked Her First Birthday By Feasting on Steaks

Blake Lively Says Daughter Inez Is a 'Baby Viking' Who Marked Her First Birthday By Feasting on Steaks

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

Blake Lively has a “baby Viking” on her hands.

The All I See Is You actress, 30, gave updates on her daughters, James, 2½, and 12-month-old Inez, during her appearance on Friday’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, and shared that her youngest child with husband Ryan Reynolds has an appetite for red meat.

Recently, the couple celebrated Inez’s first birthday party, during which the “little chunky one” had a more adult choice of meal.

“I made a Cookie Monster cake … and she just looked at it and reached for a steak,” Lively told host Jimmy Fallon of her toddler, who she nicknamed “baby Viking.”

“She was hand-fisting two steaks. Her sleeves were dripping in blood from steak,” the proud mom added, later making a Game of Thrones joke: “It’s like she’s a White Walker.” (White Walkers are zombie-like supernatural beings known as the most villains in the HBO series.)

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RELATED STORY: Everything Ryan Reynolds Says About Fatherhood Makes Us Love Him More

PEOPLE confirmed Lively and Reynolds welcomed their second child in September 2016.

Along with celebrating Inez’s birthday, the parents of two are looking forward to her first Halloween. And older sister James has some choice costumes.

“My daughter was like, ‘I’m going to be Cinderella.’ And I said, ‘Oh, that’s so special. Does baby Nessie get to be Elsa?” Lively recalled asking her oldest, who responded: “‘No, Mike Wazowski.’ From Monsters Inc. – the one-eyed, round monster.”

Back in December 2016, James and Inez made their public debut together at their famous father’s Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony. The event was also the first time the family of four had ever been photographed together at a public event.

Reynolds previously told PEOPLE, “If I could have nine daughters I would be thrilled. My kids, fortunately, they have both of our genes.”


New Year Resolutions: Business Edition

by carlos @ Motoza SEO

It’s that time of the year again. For better or worse, 2016 is almost over, and with it comes talks of 2017, new things to come and all the changes people plan to do. While everyone is setting up their...

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Inside the True Story Behind Winnie the Pooh

Inside the True Story Behind Winnie the Pooh

by Mike Miller @ PEOPLE.com

The true story behind Winnie the Pooh, one of the most beloved characters in the history of children’s literature, is coming to life in Goodbye Christopher Robin.

The family-friendly drama revolves around author A. A. Milne, played by Domhnall Gleeson, and his son Christopher Robin, played by newcomer Will Tilston, whose stuffed animals inspired the magical world of Pooh Bear during a difficult time following the first World War.

Before they knew it, Pooh and his friends became an international sensation and later, some of the most valuable fictional characters of all time. But the books’ success also caused tension in the Milne family, exposing the author’s child to an overwhelming level of fame that plagued him during his adolescence. Milne also came to resent his creation, believing that the children’s books overshadowed his other, more serious work.

Famed British biographer Ann Thwaite explored the family’s highs and lows in her book Goodbye Christopher Robin: A.A. Milne and the Make of Winnie-the-Pooh, on which the film is based. The biography features rare interviews with the real Christopher Robin, while also relying on a wealth of archival information housed at the University of Austin. An updated version of the book, with a new forward by the film’s screenwriter Frank Cottrell Boyce, is on sale now.

“It was a perfect subject for me,” Thwait tells PEOPLE. “Father-child, mother-child relationships seem to be a favorite subject of mine. The relationship of Milne and Christopher Robin is at the heart of the film and of my book.”

Over the course of his life, Milne wrote seven novels, five nonfiction books and 34 plays, in addition to a plethora of short stories and magazine articles. Despite being a staunch pacifist, he served in both World Wars, and was injured at the Battle of the Somme. “It’s an absolute miracle that the books exist, because both Millne and E.H. Shepard, who illustrated Pooh, were young officers at the Somme, during the absolute worst time of the war,” Thwaite explains.

After the war, Milne suffered from post-traumatic stress, which eventually led him to relocate his family outside of London to a quiet cottage near the East Sussex woodlands. The forest surrounding the house would come to inspire Pooh’s Hundred Acre Wood.

Despite the idyllic surroundings, Milne and his wife, Dorothy, played in the film by Margot Robbie, had a complicated relationship with their son. “Some people are good with children. Others are not. It is a gift. You either have it or you don’t. My father didn’t,” Christopher later said in a rare interview with The Telegraph’s Gyles Brandreth in 1998.

His mother was also distant, placing most of his early upbringing in the hands of their nanny, Olive Rand. Dorothy also dressed her son oddly; preferring “curious clothes,” as Robin later described them to Brandreth, which made him look “girlish” with their “golden tresses.”

Still, the father and son ended up bonding over long walks through the surrounding woods, inventing stories and playing with his favorite toys: his teddy bear Winnie, which he named after a famous black bear he often visited at the London Zoo, along with Piglet, Eeyore, Kanga, Roo and Tigger.

“At the heart of the film is really this joyful time that he and his father had in the enchanted forest,” Thwait says. “Although it’s a very complex story, I think those scenes of the father and son playing are at the heart of it.”

Milne eventually wrote four children’s books that made up the Winnie the Pooh anthology, beginning with the poetry series When We Were Very Young, which came out in 1924, when Robin was 5. The final book, The House at Pooh Corner, was published in 1928. The books were instantly popular, and within eight weeks, the first collection had sold more than 50,000 copies. When the last book appeared, each title was selling several hundred thousand copies worldwide, according to Brandreth.

“Not everyone realizes that right from the beginning the books were enormously successful in America,” Thwait says. “Of course they went on to be translated all over the world, but it was very much a transatlantic, British-American phenomenon.”

At first, Robin enjoyed the success, later telling Brandreth that he “quite liked being famous” and that “it was exciting and made me feel grand and important.” But eventually, his role in the book’s promotion began to take a toll. He spent countless hours replying to fan letters under his nanny’s supervision, and his image and voice were used all over the world to help sell copies.

Milne decided to stop writing children’s books after finishing the fourth Pooh book, at one point citing his “amazement and disgust” at his son’s fame as his reason for moving on. “I feel that the legal Christopher Robin has already had more publicity than I want for him,” Milne wrote, according to BBC. “I do not want C.R. Milne to ever wish that his name were Charles Robert.”

After Milne put the books behind him, he and Christopher became closer. Their bond lasted for the next nine years, as they enjoyed spending time together doing “the Times crossword and algebra and Euclid,” Christopher later remembered.

But his life was once again overshadowed by his childhood fame when he left for boarding school in 1930. He was picked on relentlessly by his fellow classmates, who would torment him by playing old Winnie the Pooh records he had recorded as a child. “The film does address the painful time he had at school,” Thwait says. “Some people use the word bullying, but it wasn’t bullying, it was teasing.”

Following boarding school, Christopher studied at Cambridge, and then went to fight in the Second World War before returning to Cambridge to finish his degree. He struggled to find work after graduating, and began to blame his father and Pooh for his problems. He later told Brandreth that he felt his father “had got where he was by climbing on my infant shoulders, that he had filched from me my good name and had left me with nothing but the empty fame of being his son.”

This was a dark time for Christopher, who felt like a man “with a household name but no role in life.” Meeting his future wife in 1948 helped revive his spirits, but it also caused further strain on his relationship with his parents. His wife, Leslie, was a cousin on his mother’s side, but Leslie’s father and Christopher’s mother had been estranged for decades.

Eventually, he and Lesley married and moved to Devon to open a bookstore. Christopher discovered his own skill as a writer, and published three volumes of an autobiography, which also helped him come to terms with his own identity. But sadly, he rarely saw his father in the years leading up to Milne’s death in 1956. His mother died 15 years later, but he only saw her once in that time.

While he spent most of his life refusing to benefit from the profits from Winnie the Pooh, he eventually did accept the money to help take care of his daughter Clare, who has special needs. “I had to accept it, for Clare’s sake,” he said. The income generated from the books has been enormous, and in 1966, Walt Disney purchased the characters in a 40-year licensing deal.

Despite his father’s incredible success – his children’s books sold about seven million copies in his lifetime – Milne was never able to escape the shadow of Pooh with his subsequent work. He died regretting that those four short books, “containing, I suppose 70,000 words, the number of words in an average-length novel,” eclipsed the rest of his career. He was also irked by the assumption that he had a “fondness for children,” later saying that he had “never felt in the least sentimental about them,” according to Brandreth.

Christopher, on the other hand, found peace with his father’s creation. “It’s been something of a love-hate relationship down the years, but it’s all right now,” he told the journalist two years before his death in 1998. “Believe it or not, I can look at those four books without flinching. I’m quite fond of them really.”

Goodbye Christopher Robin is in theaters now.


Internal Link Building: Quickly Improve Your Linking Structure with Keyword Anchor Text Links

by Ken Lyons @ digitalexaminer.com

Internal linking is an important part of any SEO strategy. Internal links come in many forms (from navigation buttons to footer links) and they act as way to: Connect pages across your site Flow and circulate link equity throughout your site Establish semantic relevancy (through keyword anchor text) Bring pages higher up in the information architecture […]

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SEO: What Happened in 2016, What You Need to Know for 2017

by Andrew Cao @ Motoza SEO

With everything with Google and its search results, change is inevitable. 2016 was another chapter with major updates in Big G’s algorithm, with several that you may need to pay attention to if you noticed a change in your Google...

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The matter of facts (and their ethics)

by Alex Veeneman @ The SPJ Blog

Twitter has become a popular way to disseminate news. (Photo: Pixabay)

There is no question that social media has enhanced our abilities to disseminate information and to inform audiences about the events of the world. Continue reading

Storytime- during the last week of school

by michellelynnsenters @ Michelle Lynn SentersMichelle Lynn Senters

For my dear teacher friends during the last week of school… a script. (I’ve been there. I get it.) Okay. I need everyone’s eyes and ears. Good! (Smile sweetly.) Once upon a time, long ago… Shhhhhhh. I need you to listen. Okay. (Smile.) Once upon a time, long ago, there lived a woman… Boys and girls! […]

Kylie Jenner Says ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’ in Poolside Video Following Pregnancy News

Kylie Jenner Says ‘Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby’ in Poolside Video Following Pregnancy News

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

Kylie Jenner has yet to speak out about her pregnancy but she continues to tease fans and followers.

The 20-year-old Keeping Up with the Kardashians captioned a series of Snapchat selfie videos on Friday, “Nothing’s Gonna Hurt You Baby”.

The caption comes from the title of the Cigarettes After Sex song, playing in the background as she sipped on a drink through a straw poolside.

The footage comes after the Kylie Cosmetics entrepreneur continues to share concealing photo sets of herself on social media, usually wearing dark-colored clothes and offering zero chance of a glimpse at her baby bump.

In addition, she has been sharing subtle pregnancy hints on her social media accounts even aside from the over-sized clothing.

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PEOPLE confirmed in September that Jenner is expecting her first child with boyfriend Travis Scott. Multiple sources confirmed to PEOPLE that the couple’s baby on the way will be a little girl.

The mother-to-be couldn’t be happier to be pregnant but would rather keep a low profile, for now, an insider previously shared with PEOPLE.

“Kylie prefers to stay home. She feels good, but her body is changing. She doesn’t want to be photographed,” the insider said. “At the moment, she wants more privacy. She has family and friends come to her house instead so she has company. She is very excited about the baby though. She talks about the baby nonstop. She is already shopping like crazy.”

WATCH: Kylie Jenner Hides Her Baby Bump as She Heads to Vegas to Meet Up with Boyfriend Travis Scott

Kris Jenner‘s youngest child is not the only family member who currently has a little one on the way — Khloé Kardashian is pregnant with her first child, while Kim Kardashian West is expecting her third, this time via surrogate.

“Kylie is over the moon about her pregnancy. Khloé and Kylie are both due around the same time. They are approximately four months along,” a source told PEOPLE in late September.


Shuttered Cambodia Daily Editor Jodie DeJong on Leader’s Promise to “Smash Teeth”

by Tom O'Connell @ The SPJ Blog

A government crackdown on the media and nonprofit groups in Cambodia has led to the demise of the 24-year-old Cambodia Daily, which was forced to cease operations on Sunday, Sept. Continue reading

Puerto Rico’s Situation Is Not up for Debate

by Andrew Seaman @ The SPJ Blog

Radar image of Hurricane Maria on September 19, 2017. (via NASA)

A majority of Puerto Rico’s 3.4 million residents are without electricity and clean drinking water more than a week after Hurricane Maria tore across the island. Continue reading

CNN’s Van Jones to Speak at The Michigan Union October 17th

by Karen Smyte @ Current Magazine

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The Question

by michellelynnsenters @ Michelle Lynn SentersMichelle Lynn Senters

I held the phone to my ear as she spoke. It was as close as I could get being hundreds of miles away. How desperately I wanted to hold her hand and give her the assurance she needed as she began this new adventure. Actually, I wanted to do something else… “Ask her,” my heart […]

Girl Scout Cookie Baking Mixes to Hit Stores Nationwide

Girl Scout Cookie Baking Mixes to Hit Stores Nationwide

by mariayagoda @ PEOPLE.com

Samoas in cupcake form was a thing we never knew we needed, but now it’s the only thing we can think about.

Pillsbury just unveiled Girl Scout Cookie baking mixes, which are available in Thin Mints and Caramel & Coconut – a.k.a. Samoas – flavors. The four new mixes are for baking cupcakes, brownies and blondies — unfortunately, you won’t be able to make actual Girl Scout Cookies, because that would put a lot of 7-year-olds out of business.

RELATED: Leonardo DiCaprio Eating Girl Scout Cookies at the Oscars Is the Internet’s Best New Meme

“Families can try out their favorite cookie flavors in the form of brownies, cupcakes, and blondies, while they wait for the real thing once a year during Girl Scout Cookie season,” said Girl Scouts of the USA chief revenue officer Barry Horowitz in a statement.

GSC loyalists are, to put it mildly, freaking out.

The mixes, now available nationwide, retail for $3.29 each — almost $2 less than what you’d pay for a box of cookies.

WATCH THIS: The Girl Scouts Cookie Oven Will Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth Year Around

RELATED: The Best Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

Easily the best part of all this news is the fact that we will now be able to eat Girl Scout Cookie dough, something we never thought would be possible in our lifetimes!

Also Thin Mint brownie sundaes.

Also Samoas-flavored birthday cake.

Can you tell we’re excited about it?


Thomas Rhett Gets ‘Dad Lessons’ While Learning How to Burp Daughter Ada James

Thomas Rhett Gets ‘Dad Lessons’ While Learning How to Burp Daughter Ada James

by Karen Mizoguchi @ PEOPLE.com

Everything Thomas Rhett needs to know he “Learned It From the Radio” — except for maybe how to burp a baby.

The country star, 27, got a “dad lesson” during a stop on his Home Team Tour as seen on Instagram Friday. Rhett’s bandmate, Josh Reedy, showed the father of two how to make his 9-week-old daughter Ada James belch after a feeding.

“Is she supposed to burp or spit up?” Rhett can be heard asking in the footage, which also featured his wife Lauren Akins.

In addition, the Life Changes hitmaker discovered his youngest child enjoys side-to-side motion as he held her and laterally swung her.

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RELATED: The Fab Four! A Peek Inside Thomas Rhett & Lauren Akins’ Family Life

Rhett and Akins are also parents to 23-month-old daughter Willa Gray.

The couple recently used social media to express their affections for one another, celebrating half a decade of marriage with sweet coordinating Instagram posts.

“5 years of marriage with this beautiful woman. A lot has changed since our last anniversary,” Rhett wrote along with a photo of the family of four. “We have cried a little but have laughed and loved harder than we ever have,” added Thomas Rhett, 27. “Love you baby! Here’s to so many more. You + me.”

Also on Thursday, Akins shared a throwback snap of the pair with the caption: “5 years ago tonight babe if this is 5 years, can’t wait to see what forever looks like I love you so much.”

Since adopting Willa Gray from Uganda in May and welcoming Ada James on Aug. 12, “there’s never a dull moment,” Lauren told PEOPLE. “We’re tired, but we’re happy!”


Behind Bars - And In SPJ

by @ SPJ - Quill Headlines

When Nancy Mullane said she thought the Society of Professional Journalists might accept a group of incarcerated men as members of a satellite chapter, I thought, “This woman is crazy.” No way would “Professional Journalists” accept men banned from society as colleagues. But it turns out, they have. Now, 38 incarcerated SPJ members attend weekly meetings held inside a media center building surrounded by barbed wire and guard towers.

This project, to build an SPJ group inside San Quentin, too...

Journalism Is In Amanda Womac's Nature

by @ SPJ - Quill Headlines

Born and raised in Appalachia, Amanda Womac is no stranger to the great outdoors. She’s grown up with strong ties to the land, water and mountains she calls home.

Science and environmental journalism came naturally to her.

Originally an environmental activist, she was pursuing a degree in creative writing at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga when she realized that being a journalist might be her calling. In her work with environmental groups, she was often called on to write pres...

Lynn Walsh: Lessons from the ‘Enemy of the People’

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Joy and excitement, anger and frustration, inspiration and hope. These are all emotions that have flooded through me during my term as SPJ president.

And I wouldn't take back any of those moments for anything.

It has been an honor to represent all of you and speak out on behalf of journalists in support of a free press, government transparency and ethical journalism. Along the way I've had an opportunity to meet some of you and hear from more of you. For those I haven't connected with, I h...

The Better Government Association receives Pulliam First Amendment Award

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Contacts:
Mac McKerral, SDX Foundation Selection Committee Chair, (813) 679-5662, mac.mckerral@wku.ed
Abbi Martzall, SPJ Awards Coordinator, (317) 920-4791, amartzall@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Better Government Association has been selected to receive the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award for its work that led Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to acknowledge he circumvented open records laws by using personal email accounts to conduct public business.

Presented by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists’ educational foundation, the award recognizes those who have fought to protect and preserve one or more of the rights guaranteed by the First Amendment. It is awarded in memory of Eugene S. Pulliam, publisher of The Indianapolis Star and The Indianapolis News from 1975 until his death in 1999. He was a staunch supporter of the First Amendment.

The BGA took the mayor and the city to court after not receiving much of substance when requesting the mayor’s email records through the Freedom of Information Act. After losing nearly every legal battle for a year, the city attorneys came forward and acknowledged the mayor was using his personal email to conduct public business. In turn, the city released the emails and implemented a new policy preventing similar behavior going forward.

“We broke news and wrote dramatic stories about city government. But beyond that, our work was a win for open government,” Bob Secter, BGA Director of Investigations said. “Other media outlets across the country finally had access to essential communications involving the mayor. They wrote their own stories, conducted their own analyses and came to their own conclusions about how Emanuel was working the levers of government.”

Secter said the BGA performed a critical service for the public and inched Chicago one step closer to the transparency Emanuel promised but failed to deliver.

“Non-profit groups like ours have an even greater duty to stand firm for solid and traditional values of journalism,” Secter said. “That commitment can take many forms, from conventional news stories, to innovate online presentations, to taking government agencies to court.”

BGA will be awarded $10,000, a crystal award and travel accommodations to the Excellence in Journalism 2017 conference in Anaheim, California. There, the staff will be honored at the SPJ President’s Installation Banquet. The conference is hosted by SPJ, Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Native American Journalists Association.

Click here for a list of previous honorees.

The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation is a public foundation dedicated to ensuring that those who carry on the tradition of a free press are prepared for the challenge. The SDX Foundation supports educational and professional needs of journalists and journalism students. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Give to the SDX Foundation.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.


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Resolutions passed at Excellence in Journalism 2017

by @ SPJ News

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Sept. 15, 2017

Contact:
Rebecca Baker, SPJ National President, 203-640-3904, rebecca.baker.ny@gmail.com
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317-361-4134, jroyer@spj.org

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Each year, Society of Professional Journalists delegates vote on resolutions submitted by members on topics of importance to the society. These resolutions are voted on by delegates during the closing business session at the Excellence in Journalism annual conference.

Here are the resolutions that were approved during EIJ17 in Anaheim, Calif.:

Resolution No. 1
The Trump Administration and the Press
Submitted by Resolutions Committee
Delegate Action: Approved


WHEREAS the role of the news media in a democratic society requires journalists to question authority and hold the powerful accountable to the people;

WHEREAS journalists and media organizations routinely reported on actions of previous presidents, including Barack Obama and George W. Bush, that put them in unflattering lights and drew criticism of their administrations from editorial writers and opinion columnists;

WHEREAS President Donald J. Trump has described the news media as an “enemy of the people” and has said journalists “don’t like their country”;

WHEREAS the president and members of his administration persistently characterize members of the media as dishonest and crooked;

WHEREAS as recently as September 3, 2017, the president’s Environmental Protection Agency personally attacked the credibility of reporters for the Associated Press;

WHEREAS the president and several of his advisers use pejorative descriptions of journalists and news media to undermine the legitimacy of the press and its role in civil, democratic society;

WHEREAS demagogues throughout modern history have worked first to destroy the credibility of news media to enhance their power and execute their agendas;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Society of Professional Journalists in convention in Anaheim, California on September 9, 2017, condemns in the harshest possible terms the corrosive actions and words of the Trump administration toward the news media and journalists;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Society asks members of Congress and other public officials to remind the administration of the vital role the First Amendment and the press play in our system of government;

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Society encourages journalists not to rise to the social media bait distributed by President Trump and others who choose to mislead the public about the news media and to refrain from responding in kind.

Resolution No. 2
Calling on Journalists to
Oppose the Mandated Clearance Culture
Submitted by: FOI Committeemember Kathryn Foxhall
Delegate action: Approved


WHEREAS the Society of Professional Journalists has decried the harmful cultural norm of prohibiting public employees and private experts from communicating with reporters;

WHEREAS SPJ recognizes that public information officers play an important role and often provide critical assistance to journalists;
WHEREAS the Society recognizes the legitimate need for organizations to withhold certain information for legal or proprietary reasons;
WHEREAS, nevertheless, SPJ has clearly stated in previous resolutions its concerns regarding the harm done by restrictions on access, including mandates that reporters always go through PIOs;

WHEREAS SPJ has demonstrated its leadership on this form of censorship in letters to President Barack Obama and President Donald Trump signed by scores of journalism organizations and other groups, by meeting with White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest in 2015 and in a letter to the New York Times in 2016;

WHEREAS former SPJ president and Kennesaw State University professor Carolyn Carlson has conducted, with SPJ’s sponsorship, seven surveys over five years that show “Censorship by PIO” has become pervasive;

WHEREAS these surveys reveal both a lack of concern about the consequences of enforced silence and a chilling assumption by officials that this is appropriate;

WHEREAS these controls on public access threaten the free flow of information essential to a democratic society;

WHEREAS these restrictions on access pose a grave risk to the public welfare;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED the Society of Professional Journalists, meeting in convention in Anaheim, California, on September 9, 2017, calls on journalists to put the public’s need to know above the professional desire not to anger official sources.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that journalists should resist official efforts to make reporters nothing more than stenographers and openly oppose restrictions on access.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that SPJ calls on all journalists, journalism groups, publishers, editors, journalism schools and freedom of information groups to start and continue discussions on eliminating these restrictions and to explain to the public the hazards to society posed by these restrictions.

Resolution No. 3
In praise of New Voices
Submitted by: Resolutions Committee
Delegate action: Approved


WHEREAS the Student Press Law Center has since 2015 created volunteer coalitions across the United States called New Voices to expand the free press guarantees of the First Amendment to student journalists and the student press at the high school and college level;

WHEREAS, as SPLC noted in its grant report to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, “the need for New Voices has grown more urgent after the heated anti-media rhetoric of the last national political campaign;

WHEREAS the New Voices effort yielded resounding success in 2017, resulting in freedom of the student press being guaranteed by law in Nevada, Vermont and Rhode Island;
WHEREAS North Dakota expanded the protections of its 2015 free student press law by enacting another law adding protection for student media advisers from retaliation;

WHEREAS the 2017 legislative action in these states followed similar laws in Illinois and Maryland and brought to 13 the number of states with statutes or education codes that protect student journalists’ right of free expression;

WHEREAS the American Bar Association House of Delegates unanimously endorsed support for the movement for prohibiting the censorship of student journalism;

WHEREAS these victories could not have been accomplished without the organizing and legal expertise of the Student Press Law Center and its grassroots volunteers;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Society of Professional Journalists, meeting in convention in Anaheim, California on September 9, 2017, commends the work of the SPLC and its former executive director Frank LoMonte for their untiring efforts to undo the ill effects of the 1988 Hazelwood decision of the U.S. Supreme Court.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Society endorses the continued efforts of the SPLC and its new executive director, Hadar Harris, to take the fight for student free expression to all 50 states.

Resolution No. 4
Commending journalists covering hurricanes Harvey and Irma
Submitted by: Resolutions committee
Delegate action: Approved


WHEREAS Hurricane Harvey has been a record-setting storm that caused catastrophic damage to the fourth-largest city in the United States;

WHEREAS Hurricane Irma promises to be another devastating storm to U.S. territories and states;

WHEREAS journalists based in Houston and Miami and from other outlets around the country leapt into action to cover the story;

WHEREAS the men and women of print, broadcast and online outlets stayed on the job in the face of some danger, as even their own offices, studios and homes flooded;

WHEREAS much work remains to be done, reporting on the aftermath of the storms and how affected cities and states will recover over the course of the coming days, weeks and years;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Society of Professional Journalists, meeting in convention in Anaheim, California, on September 9, 2017, commends the extraordinary journalists covering the impact of these dangerous storms for their fortitude, integrity and bravery in the performance of their duties.

Resolution No. 5
Recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Public Broadcasting Act
Submitted by Alex Veeneman, Ethics Committee member, blogger
Delegate Action: Approved


WHEREAS The Public Broadcasting Act was signed by President Lyndon B. Johnson on November 21, 1967;

WHEREAS Johnson said that the Act would help enrich the spirit of the United States;
WHEREAS The Act created the Corporation for Public Broadcasting;

WHEREAS the Corporation for Public Broadcasting has been crucial in the development of public media;

WHEREAS federal funding for CPB is less than one-tenth of one percent of the United States’ federal budget, or $1.35 per citizen;

WHEREAS the people of public media, from member stations to organizations including PBS, NPR, Public Radio International, American Public Media and the Public Radio Exchange have made a positive contribution to the cultural and civic life of the United States;

WHEREAS public media has had a significant impact on the educational goals and prospects of American children;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Society of Professional Journalists, meeting in convention in Anaheim, California, on September 9, 2017, hereby recognizes the 50th anniversary of the signing of the Public Broadcasting Act.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Society recognizes the dedication of all those who work in public media, including SPJ members employed by public media, and the valuable contributions public media have made to American life.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Society believes continued federal funding for public broadcasting is necessary to the enhancement of the democratic and cultural well-being of the United States.

Resolution No. 6:
Thanking SPJ Associate Executive Director Chris Vachon
Submitted by: SPJ Resolutions Committee
Delegate action: Approved


WHEREAS during the past 14 years, Associate Executive Director Chris Vachon has offered
SPJ members and staff consistent encouragement, cooperation and reminders to “make good choices”;

WHEREAS Vachon has produced countless conventions that went off without a hitch (OK, so maybe one or two hitches but not many);

WHEREAS the SPJ community can always count on Vachon to provide the best dance moves at the EIJ dance every year;

WHEREAS she has helped build fantastic partnerships with other journalism organizations, such as the Google News Lab training that has been shared with journalists around the country;

WHEREAS Vachon has successfully organized and recruited trainers for Google tools programs, perhaps without a total understanding of what data viz even is;

WHEREAS Vachon has been a calming, mother hen presence at headquarters while still kicking butt;

WHEREAS Vachon has been the primary force behind the smashingly successful SPJ Day of Giving program, which raised oodles and oodles of dollars;

WHEREAS Vachon frequently watches her son’s college basketball games on whatever mobile device will pick up a signal;

WHEREAS Vachon has been a dedicated Society of Professional Journalists employee, always helpful to members and the board and she will be greatly missed;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the delegates of the Society of Professional Journalists meeting in convention at Anaheim, California, on September 9, 2017, thank Chris Vachon for her dedicated service to the Society during her term as associate executive director of the nation's oldest and most broad-based journalism organization.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the journalists in attendance at EIJ17 stand to give Chris a rousing round of applause and a hearty hear, hear for a job well done.

Resolution No. 7:
Thanking SPJ Executive Director Joe Skeel
Submitted by: SPJ Resolutions Committee
Delegate action: Approved


WHEREAS Executive Director Joe Skeel’s leadership since 2009 has led the Society to become more strategic and focused in its mission;

WHEREAS Executive Director Skeel has helped SPJ remain financially sound in a time when money for journalists and news organizations has been in flux;

WHEREAS Skeel has accomplished financial solvency by pursuing innovative ideas that have paid off;

WHEREAS Skeel has been a rock that the Society’s presidents, boards, members and staff can really lean on;

WHEREAS Skeel can provide thorough explanations to all board questions, whether they are about Robert's Rules of Order or the technical options about how the board has to proceed;

WHEREAS Skeel has shown exceptional vision;

WHEREAS Skeel has built a tremendous team at the Society’s headquarters;

WHEREAS he has shown the foresight to then stay out the team’s way;

WHEREAS Joe’s wife Becky has shown great patience with his never-ending project to finish their second story;

WHEREAS Joe has continued the tradition of the late Terry Harper as an unofficial ambassador for Maker’s Mark -- there might even (wink, wink) be a bottle in his office;

WHEREAS he has led the Society and the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation to create a healthy financial reserve that will benefit the organizations for years to come;

WHEREAS he has performed wonderfully (and sweat-ily) in a gorilla suit for the sake of Day of Giving;

WHEREAS Joe’s professional conduct while representing SPJ and American journalists in North Korea in 2007, did not cause an international incident and likely prevented an SPJ officer from almost certain incarceration;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the delegates of the Society of Professional Journalists meeting in convention September 9, 2017, in Anaheim, California, thank Joe Skeel for his dedicated service to the Society while acting as executive director of the nation's oldest and most broad-based journalism organization.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the journalists in attendance stand to give Joe a rousing round of applause and a hearty cheer for an excellent near-decade as SPJ’s executive director.

Resolution No.8:
Thanking SPJ staff
Submitted by: SPJ Resolutions Committee
Delegate action: Approved


WHEREAS the headquarters staff of the Society of Professional Journalists makes it possible for SPJ to provide strong professional development programs, defend the public’s right to know through First Amendment advocacy, and guide journalists to act ethically;

WHEREAS the staff created a superlative national journalism conference in collaboration with the Radio Television Digital News Association, National Association of Hispanic Journalists and Native American Journalists Association while dealing with the impending loss of their managers and colleagues, Executive Director Joe Skeel and Associate Executive Director Chris Vachon;

WHEREAS the inspiring display of “talent, truth and energy” of Excellence in Journalism 2017 would not be possible without the SPJ staff’s deep knowledge, tireless energy, two-way radios, running shoes and Twitter #hashtags;

WHEREAS the SPJ staff continues to expand the technical capabilities of SPJ in exciting new ways;

WHEREAS the SPJ staff’s high level of professionalism, skill, ingenuity, nimbleness, and ability to keep the EIJ17 events running smoothly on very little sleep.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Society of Professional Journalists, meeting in convention in Anaheim, California, on September 9, 2017, thanks the SPJ staff for all its work and urges them to move quickly to prepare for EIJ18 in Baltimore, Maryland.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that journalists in attendance at EIJ17 give the SPJ staff a rousing round of applause and loud “thank you.”

Resolution No. 9:
Thanking SPJ President Lynn Walsh
Submitted by: SPJ Resolutions Committee

Delegate action: Approved


WHEREAS during the past year, President Lynn Walsh represented the Society of Professional Journalists with professionalism, passion and outstanding poise;’

WHEREAS President Walsh joins the ranks of legendary broadcast journalists who have led the Society in its mission to protect and preserve the First Amendment;

WHEREAS President Walsh has endured many transcontinental airline flights in service to the Society;

WHEREAS President Walsh has acted as a leader who cherishes inclusiveness and acts on that value;

WHEREAS President Walsh has worked diligently and energetically with the Governance Task Force to bring about historic change in the way the Society governs itself;

WHEREAS her commitment to openness and collaboration made the internal workings of the SPJ Board more transparent;

WHEREAS her public advocacy has fostered greater recognition of SPJ’s role in safeguarding a free press and transparency in the government’s relationship with citizens;

WHEREAS President Walsh, who lives on Pacific Time, has nevertheless reacted to calls for help and advice no matter the hour;

WHEREAS under her leadership, EIJ17 has once again proven the value of cooperation among journalism organizations such as RTDNA, NAHJ and NAJA;

WHEREAS President Walsh has set a high bar for future national presidents through her inclusive and considerate management style;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the delegates of the Society of Professional Journalists meeting in convention September 9, 2017, thank Lynn Walsh for her dedicated service to the Society during her term as president of the nation's oldest and most broad-based organization of journalists.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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WATCH: Chris Martin Serenades Julia Roberts at amfAR Event Honoring Her with a Sweet Rendition of ‘Pretty Woman’

WATCH: Chris Martin Serenades Julia Roberts at amfAR Event Honoring Her with a Sweet Rendition of ‘Pretty Woman’

by Alexia Fernandez @ PEOPLE.com

Who needs a limousine and roses – or even Richard Gere – when you have a guitar and can do a mean version of “Pretty Woman”?

Chris Martin knows how to perfectly win over Julia Roberts.

The Coldplay singer, 40, serenaded the actress, 49, during the eighth annual amfAR Gala in Los Angeles on Friday night.

Martin sang Roy Orbison’s classic that served as the theme song to Roberts’ 1990 film, Pretty Woman.

The English man took to the microphone crooning, “Pretty woman/Won’t you pardon me/Pretty woman/I couldn’t help but see/Pretty woman/That you’re as lovely as can be/Are you lonely just like me?”

He paused to growl approvingly, causing laughter among the crowd gathered to honor Roberts with amfAR’s Award of Courage in recognition of her support of the fight against AIDS.

Aside from getting sung to, Roberts was also reunited with her two-time costar Tom Hanks, who presented the award to her at Ron Burkles’ Green Acres Estate in Beverly Hills.

With her honor, Roberts joins a list of previous amfAR honorees including Charlize Theron, Ryan Murphy, Scarlett Johansson, Jeffrey Katzenberg, Goldie Hawn, Jennifer Lopez and Miley Cyrus, among others.

amfAR is a non-profit organization that focuses on raising money for AIDS research, HIV prevention as well as providing education on treatment for the disease.

The Oscar-winning actress hilariously reenacted a number of her most iconic roles with James Corden on the Late Late Show, such as Pretty WomanHook, Notting Hill and Erin Brockovich.

Roberts cracked up as Corden transformed into her mom from Steel Magnolia, and she chowed down on oversized pancakes for America’s Sweethearts and oversized spaghetti for Eat Pray Love. Of course, it wouldn’t be Roberts Role Recall without her “big mistake” scene from Pretty Woman. Corden donned yet another wig to play the snobby retail clerk who turned away Roberts’ Vivian. Then they tore off their costumes and rushed into another pair of scenes spoofing Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day.


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Buttry, Dreier earn SPJ Ethics in Journalism Awards for exceptional, ethical journalism

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Contacts:
Abbi Martzall, SPJ Awards Coordinator, (317) 920-4791, amartzall@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalists is giving two Ethics in Journalism Awards to exceptional journalists. Steve Buttry, the former director of student media at the Manship School of Mass Communication at Louisiana State University, is awarded posthumously. The other is awarded to Hannah Dreier, Venezuela correspondent for the Associated Press.

The Ethics in Journalism Award honors journalists or news organizations that perform in an outstanding ethical manner demonstrating the ideals of the SPJ Code of Ethics.

Steve Buttry
Buttry pursued his journalism career in 44 states and at least 10 countries, taught and researched innovation for the American Press Institute and was recognized by Editor & Publisher as Editor of the Year in 2010. He worked in the industry for more than 40 years and lead discussions about the future of journalism on his blog, The Buttry Diary.

The Buttry Diary featured blog posts about digital-first journalism, journalism ethics, training and all things media related. Andy Schotz, SPJ Region 2 director, said Buttry’s blog posts were detailed, direct and thorough.

“Steve was exceptional in a number of ways, including his writing, his teaching and his baseball knowledge. One of his greatest traits, though, was his commitment to ethical journalism,” Schotz said.

Buttry went through waves of membership with SPJ, but continued to get involved throughout the years to make the Code of Ethics better. He provided critiques on his blog and discussed suggestions during the code revision process.

Buttry died Feb. 19. His life was dedicated to the news business. This award is being given for a lifetime of important contributions in the world of ethical journalism.

Hannah Dreier
With a media ban in hospitals and children dying without access to medicine, Hannah Dreier faced many ethical conflicts about whether to intervene, whether to name sources, whether to give identifying information on sources and whether to break difficult information to sources while reporting a series of stories, “Venezuela Undone,” about how the once oil-rich country of Venezuela is now falling apart.

There were many conversations and decisions about how to approach covering Venezuela’s crumbling medical system.

“We realized we would then have to balance the journalistic imperative to report without getting involved against the need to save a child. We decided it would be morally compromising to stand by impartially observing as a child died without trying to find the medicine the family needed. We couldn’t do it,” said Mary Rajkumar, The Associated Press International Enterprise Editor and “Venezuela Undone” series editor.

Throughout the entire project of stories, videos, opinion pieces and interactives, Dreier was meticulous in considering ethical issues she was facing in “Venezuela Undone.”

Dreier graduated from Wesleyan University in Connecticut, and spent the first years of her career at The San Jose Mercury News. She previously covered California state government and the business of gambling for AP.

A complete list of previous winners is available online.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Ethics: Clarifying terrifying terms

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Ricky John Best, Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche and Micah David-Cole Fletcher were stabbed May 26 when they attempted to stop a man from harassing two teens with racist and anti-Muslim rants on a train in Portland, Oregon. Best and Namkai-Meche died.

A lot of the attention on social media following the attack centered on the news media’s use or avoidance of the word “terrorism” in discussing the events. People rightly pointed out that media organizations are quick to bring up the words “terro...

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Bruce W. Sanford receives Wells Memorial Key, SPJ's highest honor

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Contacts:
Christine Cordial, SPJ Program Coordinator, 317-920-4788, ccordial@spj.org
Anna Gutierrez, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785, agutierrez@spj.org

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Bruce W. Sanford has been awarded the Wells Memorial Key. Sanford received this award, the highest honor for a member of SPJ, at the President’s Installation Banquet tonight during the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Anaheim, California.

Awarding Sanford with the highest honor is an honor that is far overdue, said David Carlson, SPJ President 2005-06 and 2013 Wells Key recipient.

“We needed him a lot more than he needed us, that’s for sure,” Carlson said.

Sanford has been SPJ’s attorney since November of 1980. Before attending law school, Sanford was a reporter at the Wall Street Journal. Now, he’s one of America’s leading media lawyers at BakerHostetler (B&H), a name every SPJ leader knows well.

Sanford stayed with SPJ for 37 years and worked to keep the Society’s interests at heart, despite our ability to pay the firm’s hourly rate. He has represented SPJ through First Amendment, FOI, employment contracts, tax law, real estate and much more.

“He has brought us much prestige, and seats at many important tables,” Carlson said. “He has provided invaluable legal advice at key moments in the Society’s history, including a libel suit over our ethics book and both of the largest bequests ever made by the Legal Defense Fund, Vanessa Leggett and Josh Wolfe.”

Sanford only received two raises in his time at SPJ – each at least 17 years apart – while B&H was providing over $100,000 per year of pro bono work for the Society.

“There were times when things got tight that we were forced to scrimp on his fees. I don’t believe he ever scaled back in his advocacy on our behalf,” said Kelly Hawes, SPJ President 1995-96.

Jim Plante, SPJ President 1987-88, said he valued his counsel as president and throughout his years on the board.

“I know he spent many hours working for us when he could have been billing much more lucrative hours for clients with much deeper pockets,” Plante said.

Sanford attended every convention and many committee meetings for many years. He always remained involved with SPJ, even as our work was passed along to more junior lawyers at B&H.

Named after Sigma Delta Chi’s second national president, Chester C. Wells, the Wells Memorial Key was first awarded 99 years ago. Each year, it is given to a member who has performed outstanding service to the Society in the preceding year or through a period of years.

SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to informing citizens; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and fights to protect First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. Support excellent journalism and fight for your right to know. Become a member, give to the Legal Defense Fund, or give to the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation.

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Society of Professional Journalists executive director to leave after 12 years

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Contacts:
Lynn Walsh, SPJ National President, 614-579-7937, lynn.k.walsh@gmail.com
Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317-361-4134, jroyer@spj.org

INDIANAPOLIS – Joe Skeel, executive director of the Society of Professional Journalists, will be leaving his position, effective Dec. 1, to assume the executive director role at the Indiana State Bar Association.

Skeel has been the top staff person for SPJ and the supporting Sigma Delta Chi Foundation since 2009. He edited the association’s magazine, Quill, for four years before being promoted to executive director.

“I will be forever thankful for the opportunity to work for SPJ and the SDX Foundation,” said Skeel, who intends to remain an SPJ member. “The accomplishments we have had, and the friendships made, will stay with me forever. It’s not easy to leave, but the decision was made easier by knowing how far we have come, and what we are on the verge of becoming.”

SPJ President Lynn Walsh said Skeel’s leadership and support will be missed.

“Joe moved SPJ to financial stability, delivered on leadership’s vision and built the bridges that help us get to where we want to be,” she said. “We wish him great success in his new role.”

SPJ will launch a national search for Skeel’s successor. Details will be finalized in early September after the SPJ and SDX Foundation boards meet during the Excellence in Journalism 2017 conference in Anaheim, Calif.

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