Gearing up for SPJ Ethics Week, journos stand by ethical reporting

By Sarah Jones, SPJ Region 3 intern, SPJ student member from Francis Marion University As working journalists, the barrage of name calling, fake news accusations and the fight between propaganda news versus professional newsgathering is leading to tighter inspection of our work and higher expectations for reporting the truth and good journalism.  To provide continued awareness…

Journos are not lone wolves; they work in large packs

Opinion By Zach Garner, SPJ student member and freelance journalist Act independently Independently. Not alone. One common mistake people make is confusing journalists as lone wolves — picking and choosing what subjects they cover and how they cover them. Not so much. If that were true, I would be publishing roughly 100 percent more Game of…

Are there journalism standards the press needs for credibility?

Opinion By the Books By Zach Garner, SPJ student member and freelance journalist If you are reading this you are probably aware that the Society of Professional Journalists has its own Code of Ethics for professional journalists. Other organizations have developed their own, but many start with ours as their foundation. It is a guide…

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…