Harvey: A teachable moment for all of us

By David Baxley, SPJ South Carolina member and Assistant Professor of Mass Communications, Francis Marion University The utter devastation along the Texas coast is mind-boggling. Cities and towns lie in ruins. The nation’s fourth largest city is submerged in floodwaters, the likes of which this nation has never seen. Hurricane Harvey’s legacy will be remembered by generations to…

Journoterrorist: Let’s talk about the Cocks

By Michael Koretzky The University of South Carolina’s football team literally kicks off its season Saturday. If you didn’t already know, you might not believe this: USC’s mascot is a rooster known as a gamecock, and its students cheer on their sports teams with chants of GO COCKS. The double entendres are inevitable. Which means whenever USC loses…

The joy of freelancers schmoozing over sandwiches

By Adina Solomon, SPJ Georgia member and freelance journalist I admit it: As I write this, my mind feels scattered between everything I need to do in the coming hours and days. Working as a freelance journalist means that in addition to all the normal duties – talking with sources, researching, writing – I have…

Journoterrorist: The best mag for the worst times

By Michael Koretzky In the past week, one magazine has… • praised Donald Trump’s Afghanistan policy, • detailed how “antifa” violence has paralyzed a major U.S. city, • explained why single payer – aka “Medicare for all” – will piss off more Americans than Obamacare ever did. In the same week, that magazine also… • Declared Trump is “unfit…