By Michael Koretzky, SPJ Region 3 Director
When I was first asked that question Saturday, I said, No, but it’s stupid.
The cover story in SPJ’s bimonthly magazine is about journalism training, and the cover photo is a lame stock image chosen by a lazy editor – who quit his job a few weeks ago and obviously didn’t give a damn.
Then I saw this…
…and I thought, Sure, it sucks, but “not appropriate”?
Then SPJ member Marie Baca wrote this, in which she said…
I have a feeling that some of you think I am blowing this out of proportion, but I also have a feeling that some of you know that I’m not. Maybe some of you have had some of the same experiences that I’ve had in the journalism industry. You know, the ones that aren’t something worth filing a sexual harassment or discrimination lawsuit over, but the ones that very quietly tell you that you maybe you don’t deserve the same respect or opportunities as your older, whiter, male-r colleagues.
…and I thought, Damn, but does SPJ really look that bad?
Over the weekend, my fellow SPJ board members emailed (too) casually about this. Without asking us, SPJ posted this reply… LINK HERE to read the complete blog.
Read more comments from Michael Koretzky at his Journoterrorist blog.
Michael Koretzky is SPJ Region 3 Director and a member of the Society of Professional Journalists national board of directors. He is editor of Debt.com. To read more about Koretzky, link to koretzky.com.