Florida senator calls police on reporters – twice.

From SPJ Florida NEWS ABOUT NEWS — Last week, Florida Sen. Daphne Campbell called the police on a Miami Herald reporter for doing her job. But soon after, it was revealed that it wasn’t the first time Campbell found a reporter’s actions to be “threatening.”  Campbell, a Democrat running for reelection, represents the state’s 38th…

Two Florida high schools are using SPJ Florida High School Newsroom Grant to advance their student newsrooms

From SPJ Florida — Back in January 2018, SPJ Florida announced the two recipients of its inaugural High School Journalism Grant to Westland Hialeah High School in Hialeah, Florida, and Thomas Richard Robinson High School, located in Tampa, Florida. With the school year over last spring, both schools reported back to SPJ Florida with how the grants helped their…

Transgender community wants voice but media holds the microphone

By Justin Clay, Georgia State University, multimedia journalism student, contributor to SizingUpTheSouth.com WILTON MANORS, FLORIDA — All along Wilton Drive, rainbow flags fly high against the Floridian sunset. But on this particular Thursday night, broader and possibly more urgent questions were brought up highlighting the “T” of LGBTQ. To engage with transgender community members and…

SPJ Florida hosts first-ever Fake News Game Show

By: Emily Bloch, Vice President of Programs, SPJ Florida    Video by Joey Cortez Just because journalists report the news, doesn’t mean they always know what’s real and what’s fake. Neither seasoned professionals nor non-media players could tell the difference during SPJ Florida’s inaugural Fake News Game Show on March 30 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The…