Unpaid interns: Slaves who pay tuition

COMMENTARY Journoterrorist By Michael Koretzky Six months ago, I spoke on an internship panel and pissed off everyone – because I offered to pay students for their work. I’m editor of Debt.com, which (like everything else these days) is owned by a bigger company. Usually, a Human Resources rep recruits at college job and internship fairs.…

SPJ Florida panel: It is not just defining sexual harassment but doing something about it

By Sharon Dunten is editor of SizingUpTheSouth.com and is SPJ Region 3 Assistant Regional Director. She is also a freelance journalist/photojournalist. Workforce sexual harassment may no longer be the elephant in the room. Fueled by the #MeToo movement, the defining of sexual harassment in the newsroom and the organizations spun out of this movement are holding news…

Journoterrorist: College newspapers are ignorant about awareness, Save Student Newsrooms Day

COMMENTARY Journoterrorist By Michael Koretzky Today is Save Student Newsrooms Day. It’s kind of stupid. The concept isn’t. College newspapers are bleeding to death. “The student media landscape has been shaken in the last two years by plummeting revenues and changing reading patterns,” The New York Times reported – in 2013. Five years later, it’s only gotten worse.…

4 Florida news organizations win SPJ SDX Awards for excellence

The Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 Sigma Delta Chi Awards for excellence in journalism. The SPJ Region 3 area which includes Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands won four Sigma Delta Chi Awards; all from Florida. Congratulations to Alicia Zuckerman, WLRN…

SPJ is making it crystal clear: Ethical Journalism Matters

Indianapolis, INDIANA – The Society of Professional Journalists‘ 15th annual Ethics Week is April 23-27. The aim for 2018 is clear: SPJ is showing the public that responsible, ethical and accurate journalism is, and will always be, the bedrock of democracy. “The public needs ethical journalism,” said Andrew Seaman, SPJ Ethics Committee chair. “Journalists all around the…