Meet SPJ Region 3’s international correspondent for SUS

Editor’s Note: Please allow me to introduce SPJ international member Muhammad Ittefaq to SPJ Region 3 members and all journalists in the Region 3 coverage area including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Muhammad will be writing as an international correspondent for SizingUpTheSouth.com on his experiences as a journalists…

Branden Camp: SPJ Georgia spotlight

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Branden Camp would not say that he has a news specialty. He considers himself a multimedia journalist and worked for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a freelancer, recording audio, shooting video and taking photos, still photos and doing breaking news interviews. “Most of the time I shoot features stories for the Associated Press,”…

Sad! The state of journalism today

Opinion By Zach Garner, freelance journalist, SPJ student member and SPJ Region 3 intern Nose dive The people don’t trust the media. It is a bitter pill to swallow, but let’s choke it down together. Bourbon helps. According to one recent study conducted by the Morning Consult, the average American trusts Donald Trump’s administration to…

Ted Talks: Why journalists have an obligation to challenge power

  This Ted Talks is subtitled in English. “You can kick Jorge Ramos out of your press conference (as Donald Trump infamously did in 2015), but you can never silence him. A reporter for more than 30 years, Ramos believes that a journalist’s responsibility is to question and challenge those in power. In this compelling…

OpEd: Survival mode — Reversing the course of journalism

By David Baxley, SPJ South Carolina member and Assistant Professor of Mass Communications, Francis Marion University News organizations across the country face a daunting task: show news consumers that journalists want to earn their trust while satisfying demands from corporate management to rake in revenue any way possible. With conglomeration and increasing audience fragmentation, it’s…

Are you looking for the TOP 2017 list of digital tools? We can tell you where to find it.

Making Digital Reporting Tools Great Again! By Victor Hernandez, director of Media Innovations for Banjo, a social and digital media organizer A comprehensive roundup of new tech on display during our ’Cool Tools’ workshop at SPJ West 2017. Digital journalism engages and empowers more consumers every day thanks to ever-evolving pathways of innovation and the public’s…