Unabashed Plug-in for my LinkedIn page

By Zach Garner, SPJ Region 3 intern and SPJ student member In a brazen attempt to leverage my illustrious position as “Intern #1000” for my own personal gain (and pad the crap out of my LinkedIn profile), I thought I’d take the time to tell you why I think I- as a part of the…

Bridging the generation gap: Cliff diving

By Zach Garner, SPJ Region 3 intern and SPJ student member My name is Zachary Garner and I’m one of the esteemed interns here at SPJ region 3.  I’m about as surprised as you are. Trust me.” On May 6 my family will sit down in Beasley Coliseum and watch as I share a sweaty…

An emotional toll: reporters and the “big story”

By David Baxley, SPJ South Carolina, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Francis Marion University May 20, 2013 – a day many living in central Oklahoma won’t soon forget. Twenty-four people died during an onslaught of tornadoes that afternoon. The southern Oklahoma City suburb of Moore felt perhaps the worst blow when seven children died inside…