SPJ Region 3’s summer intern aspires to work in films

Facing her senior year at Mercer University – Macon (Center for Collaborative Journalism), Ireal James is a student journalist whose interest includes photography and videography that involves storytelling. This fall James will continue as a Mercer Cluster staff writer and a board operator at WMUB in Macon, Georgia. She also will continue her work for…

SPJ student wins scholarship for journalism dedication

Ciara Frisbie, SPJ student member and former SPJ Georgia board member, has been awarded the Mildred W. Seydel Scholarship for journalism students. Given by Georgia State University, Frisbie was selected based on her dedication to journalism and leadership qualities. “Mildred Seydel broke the gender barrier and was one of the first women to work as…

Jason Parsley: SPJ Member of Month

By Susan Stevens, SPJ Membership Committee member An SPJ leader who encourages SPJ participation  beyond his own state of Florida – Jason Parsley – is SPJ’s Member of the Month for May.  Read complete article. Congratulations Jason! Jason is the Membership Chair for SPJ Florida. To read more about what SPJ Florida is doing this spring,…

SPJ joins 12 other organizations in California public records case

INDIANAPOLIS — The Society of Professional Journalistshas joined 12 other media organizations in an amicus brief in a California public records case. The case, American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California v. Superior Court, involves data collected by Automated License Plate Reader (“ALPR”) systems. Law enforcement authorities in Los Angeles use ALPR systems to automatically…

Mouth of the South: Drone Tour 2016

One of the awesome programs at the 2016 SPJ Region 3 Conference in Atlanta will be the Drone Tour! Sign up for the conference is COMING SOON along with the Drone registration. Place Saturday, October 29, 2016 on your calendar for a one-day, pro-level workshop … Sit with Google-certified trainer and boost your online reporting and…

NPPA presents video storytelling event

For the first time in a long time, the NPPA brings one of its premier video storytelling events to the Southeast! This summer, some of the finest broadcast journalists in the country will meet in Atlanta for the NPPA Southeast Storytelling Workshop. Join us on Friday, 6/10 and Saturday, 6/11 for two days of great…

Charleston Post and Courier publisher talks Free Times purchase

By Dustin Waters, reporter at Charleston City Paper The Columbia, Georgia, alt-weekly, the Free Times, was purchased last week by the parent company of The Post and Courier, Evening Post Industries. The acquisition of what was one of South Carolina’s few remaining independent alternative weeklies has left many questioning the future direction of the publication,…