Pam Huff: The Matriarch of Birmingham TV News on the state of journalism

Column By David Baxley, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Francis Marion University, SPJ South Carolina member If you know anything about the Birmingham television market, you know it’s a city bustling with news. From government corruption, to high crime rates, to high-impact severe weather events, to national football championships: central Alabama will keep a news department…

In Anaheim for EIJ17 and feeling guilty about it

Arriving in California yesterday for the 2017 SPJ Excellence in Journalism conference was anti-climatic. Usually I am excited about attending this annual conference in different parts of the country each year: the workshops, networking, reconnecting with other journalists, and great keynote speakers. But this year my mind is in the U.S. southeast, SPJ Region 3,…