Roundup: In the 60s a French journalist & his photographer cover U.S. Civil Rights Movement, only one comes back alive

Many southern journalists may not know that in 1962 a French journalist, Paul Guihard from Agence France Presse, along with Sammy Schulman, a black photographer who also is covering the life of President Kennedy for AFP, find themselves in the middle of the U.S. Civil Rights conflict when they were sent to Mississippi to cover the violent opposition movement. Only one of them came back alive. Listen to what they were reporting from Mississippi during this turbulent time and how the mystery of his death has never been solved.

Journalism Talking Points

A REPORT LOOKS GREAT FOR AUDIENCE ENGAGEMENT “IF” ONLY. Journalism funders found three ways to effectively deepen a newsroom’s audience.

FIRST 24-HOUR BLACK NEWS CHANNEL TO BEGIN NOV. 15. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan is investing in a 24-hour news operation aimed to

provide coverage of events and activities of specific interest and cultural significance to African Americans.

WANT TO BE KISSED ON THE AIR BY A STRANGER? WAVE 3 News reporter experience this when a man came up to her during her live broadcast and kissed her. What did the reporter say about this?

NEED TIPS FOR COVERING WHISTLEBLOWERS? Experts in covering whistleblowing during scandals, even if it involves top leaders, give six tips to consider.

AMERICA’S TRUST IN THE MEDIA IS STILL DOWN BUT… it was lower at 32% in 2016 during the presidential campaign; it is now up to 41%.

What’s Hot!

Cuban journalist Yariel Valdes Gonzalez, although granted asylum, still remains in a detention center in Louisiana. Facebook photo

NEWSROOM CONCERTS AND TRIVIA NIGHTS FOR READERS? One newsroom is desperately trying to survive by offering movie nights, concerts and games at the local breweries to survive.

JOURNALISTS DETAINED IN THE U.S. A Cuban journalist and others detained journalists in the United States receive asylum, but have not been released. Find out why in the Journalism in Americas blog supported by the Knight Center.

JOURNALISM AND PRISONS DON’T MIX WELL. “NBC Nightly News” anchor Lester Holt spends two days at the Louisiana State Penitentiary, popularly known as Angola or the Farm. The Lakeland Ledger’s columnist writes that the show didn’t reveal much except that journalism and prisons don’t mix.

TOP JOURNO ON RURAL ISSUES. Howard Berkes receives the Tom and Pat Gish Award for Excellence in Rural Journalism, presented by the Institute for Rural Journalism and

Community Issues and the Society of Professional Journalists, Bluegrass Chapter, and he came by the University of Kentucky NPR studio for an interview.

LOCAL PRESS TELLS STORIES AT SOUTHERN BORDER. Nexstar Media Group announces the launch of a new multiple platform news series documenting the region’s local stories at the southern barrier called “The Border.”

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Kate Nuber McVey, 72, was co-publisher/co-owner of the Zapata County News and the Hebbronville View, taking part in aggressive reporting and exposés on local elections and government operations as the managing editor. 

Scott Frazier, a former video journalist and production assistant for CNN/HLN, passed away in September.

You’re Hired!

The Triad Business Journal, which covers the Greensboro and Winston Salem area of North Carolina, has named Daniel Finnegan as the Managing Editor. Triad Business Journal photo

Mady Benton starts a new position as Videographer and Photographer at the University of Florida RecSports.

Joshua Crump starts a new position as Entertainment Editor at Avant-Youth, Georgia.

Will Dodson will start a new position as Photojournalist for WYFF in Greeville, South Carolina.

Daniel Finnegan was named Managing Editor of the Triad Business Journal in Greensboro, North Carolina.

Briana Maxwell begins a new position at WCJB TV20 as a Sports Videographer, Gainesville, Florida.

Jason Morris is starting a new position as Supervising Producer at CNN, Dallas Bureau.

Angela Saxon will be starting a new position as News Producer at WFXG-TV Fox 54, Augusta, Georgia.

Tristan Shropshire is now the Videographer/Editor at Skillshot Media, Georgia.

Hollie Schultz has been hired as program manager and grant-making for the Online News Association in Washington, D.C.

Serving Journalism Communities

There are more than 60 journalism organizations that serve the profession and communities of journalists throughout the world. Upsplash photo

WHOLE NEW WORLD FOR JOURNALISM. The Alabama Media Professionals is holding its Fall Workshop, Oct. 10 at the Innovation Depot in Birmingham, Alabama.

WATCHDOG TRAINING IN ATLANTA. SPJ Georgia will be hosting an IRE Watchdog Workshop: Tools Reporting for Investigative Reporting on Oct. 18.

REGIONAL CORE WATCHDOG TRAINING. IRE will be hosting a regional watchdog workshop in Tampa-St. Petersburg, Florida on Oct. 26-27.

Collegiate Journo News

Student journalists benefit from local, regional and national conferences to network for jobs and information. Wiki photo

FACEBOOK DUMPS STUDENTS: The Peabody Awards is launching a Peabody Internship Agency for the Spring 2020 semester after operating a Student Honor Board for many years. One student isn’t happy about the shakeup. And Facebook might have something to do with the changes.

DIVERSITY PIONEER. Temple University has memorialized journalist Lorraine Branham through a new scholarship. She became the first female Black executive editor of the Tallahassee Democrat. She was known as an advocate for diversity in journalism.

DON’T LOSE YOURSELF. Spectrum News’ Women in Political Journalism panel spoke at St. Edwards’s university and said young journalists “have to be hungry.”

THE AGE OF ALTERNATIVE FACTS. The New York Times top lawyer will speak on Oct. 30 to discuss the struggle for press freedom in an age of alternative facts. The event is sponsored by the University of Mississippi’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics. A total of four events will be hosted this fall to prepare students for upcoming elections and future of journalism.

GETTING STARTED AS A JOURO. A brand new journalist is grateful to her university’s journalism program to help prepare for a job in journalism.

NBA BROADCASTER SAYS JUST BE YOURSELF. Chuck Swirsky comes to the University of Mississippi to share his experiences with broadcast journalism classes.

LEARNING FROM THE BAR. Three University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications students will attend the Florida Bar Reporters’ Workshop on Oct. 28-29 in Tallahassee. See who was invited. The students will learn about legal reporting and covering state courts from lawyers, judges and experienced journalists.

NEW CLINIC TO HELP STUDENTS WITH 1ST AMENDMENT. A grant will help the University of Georgia open a clinic for First Amendment where students can find “first-rate” legal education.

SUMMER CONFERENCES HELPS STUDENTS TO JOBS. Students discuss their experiences while attending the NABJ, NAHJ and AAJA conferences this summer.

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