Femme Freelance Fest webinars start May 6

Say hello to your freelance starter kit: Eight 30-minute, in-depth webinar classes taught by some of the best lady journos in the biz. Femme Freelance Fest is here to give badass female journalists like yourselves the tools and knowledge you need to be successful freelancers. We want to fight that gender gap with the best…

Are we neglecting our future journalists?

By Chris Delboni, SPJ Florida board pro member & chair of student chapters subcommittee The future of journalism depends upon student journalists.  Why aren’t we doing more for them? There is no doubt that journalism students represent the future of our profession.   There is also no doubt the students who take on leadership roles…

Rebuild trust in the media: Dallas news manager provides clarity

By David Baxley, SPJ South Carolina member, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Francis Marion University Last year, amid the tumultuous 2016 election campaign, a Gallup poll revealed consumers’ trust in mass media sank to an all-time low. In fact, only 32 percent of people polled had “a great deal” or “fair amount of” trust in mass media…

Follow my lede: Bleacher Report has a pet fish and is crushing it in the social media sphere. (Bonus: I become a stalker during this post.)

SizingUptheSouth.com is catching up with Meredith Cummings on her journey through hundreds of newsroom this summer throughout America. By Meredith Cummings, SPJ member and past president of SPJ Alabama Friday, March 17 10 a.m., Bleacher Report, New York City It is interesting that when I tell my cab driver, who is an older man in his 60s,…

SPJ Florida hosts first-ever Fake News Game Show

By: Emily Bloch, Vice President of Programs, SPJ Florida    Video by Joey Cortez Just because journalists report the news, doesn’t mean they always know what’s real and what’s fake. Neither seasoned professionals nor non-media players could tell the difference during SPJ Florida’s inaugural Fake News Game Show on March 30 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The…