Three-time Emmy Award-winning investigative journalist says to take a story to the next level

By Marquis Holmes, SPJ Region 3 Fall Intern, senior at Kennesaw State University and editor-in-chief of KSU’s student newspaper, The Sentinel. Atlanta, GEORGIA — In 2015, 20-year-old DeCorrius Jones, described as a loving and “teddy bear-like” individual by his girlfriend, spurred into a violent frenzy prior to sprinting into the woods behind Sugarloaf Crossing Apartments…

Wikipedia: Accurate, credible, reliable? Panelists speak about pros and cons of using the site for sources

By Isaiah Singleton, SPJ Region 3 Intern, SPJ Student Member and senior at Savannah State University Misinformation and fake news are forcing journalists to re-evaluate how they navigate information online. Amid the fray, one site has become embedded in their daily consumption of information:  Wikipedia. Siri and Alexa use it to answer our questions. Google…

SSU professor develops aboard program for students to report from Panama

Editor’s Note: Jessica Sparks, assistant professor of Journalism and Mass Communication at Savannah State University and SPJ Georgia member, developed and was awarded funding for an experimental learning program with a visit to the country of Panama for her students.  COMMENTARY By Jessica Sparks, SPJ Georgia member, assistant professor of Journalism and Mass Communication, Savannah…

Finding her dream job, Ciara Frisbie says it requires hands-on experience to succeed in journalism

By Sarah Jones, SPJ Region 3 spring intern, SPJ student member, 2018-2019 Editor-in-chief of The Patriot, Francis Marion University Atlanta, GEORGIA —Throughout high school and college, students will work tirelessly to reach graduation and the goal of starting their dream job. Some of those students never achieve this goal, while others are more fortunate and can say they…

Meet the 2018 SPJ Georgia Pro board of directors

Executive Officers President Haisten Willis is a freelance writer for magazines, newspapers and online publications. He also brings extensive editing experience to the table, working with writers and guest columnists across a variety of platforms and projects. Since 2008, his byline has appeared in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Marietta Daily Journal, several sites in the SB…