Apply for a deep dive into opioids reporting in San Diego in April

All-expenses-paid media training Application Deadline: Wednesday, February 21, 2018 Training Dates: April 10-15, 2018, San Diego, CA Are opioids and other drugs overwhelming your community? The National Press Foundation and the American Society of Addiction Medicine are offering a special all-expenses-paid opportunity for 15 journalists to take a deep dive into the opioids crisis. Over three days,…

Google News Lab Trainer on point at SPJ Region 3 conference in Charleston

  As professional freelance journalists, we don’t always have access to the same information, research, images, graphs, or avenues for names, organizations with sources that physical professional newsrooms or publications’ editorial staffs use every day. This lack of some access could place a freelancer into a situation where they might be limited in obtaining information…

Journalist Protection Act created to make attacking journalist a federal crime

By Sharon Dunten, SPJ Region 3 Assistant Regional, editor of SizingUpTheSouth.com WASHINGTON, DC. — A member of the U.S. House Intelligence and Judiciary committee, Rep. Eric Swalwell, (CA-15) has introduced the Journalist Protection Act to make it a “federal crime of certain attacks on those reporting the news.” According to Swalwell’s website, the Journalism Protection…