It’s D(rone)-Day!

By Brandon Ballenger, immediate past president of SPJ Florida A little more than a year ago, as SPJ Florida president, I talked our board of directors into buying the latest-and-greatest drone for photography. I didn’t know it then, but we wouldn’t be able to use it the way I hoped — until now. Commercial use…

EIJ16: Session to address challenges of transgender community; educating media

By Ireal James, SPJ Region 3 intern The transgender community faces daily challenges. According to transequality.org, transgender individuals endure hardship as victims of violence, healthcare discrimination and even the questionable use of public restrooms, as seen in recent discussions in today’s media. This year at the 2016 SPJ Excellence in Journalism national conference (EIJ16), there…

Journoterrorist: NYT WTF?

* Michael Koretzky is the SPJ Region 3 Director and SPJ National Board member. I got a weird email this morning… Hi. read your article about working at the Natl. Enquirer:  am working on a story that involves it and would love to get your advice.  Do you have time for a phone call anytime…

Thank you SPJ Florida for supporting the Larry Peterson Award

Thank you SPJ Florida board of directors for supporting the Larry Peterson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism with a gracious gift. The award committee greatly appreciates helping produce the Larry Peterson Workshop and award. If anyone is interested in becoming a sponsor for the Larry Peterson Memorial Award for Investigative Journalism, please link HERE. If…

SPJ Florida Remembers Jonathan Camuy

Orlando journalist Jonathan Camuy was among those killed in the Orlando shooting early Sunday morning. Camuy, 25, worked on “La Voz Kids” on Telemundo produced in Orlando. He was previously part of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists student chapter in Puerto Rico before relocating to Orlando to work for Telemundo. Camuy’s death was announced…