SPJ Florida 2018 Sunshine State Awards finalists announced

2018 SPJ Sunshine State Awards finalists in each category are presented in alphabetical order by organization. First-, second- and third-place finishers will be announced at an awards ceremony on Aug. 4, 2018 at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables, Florida. Congratulations to all the finalists of the SPJ Florida 2018 Sunshine State Awards…

SPJ Region 3 Spring Conference & Freelance Blitz Agenda now online

Agenda 2018 SPJ Region 3 Spring Conference & Freelance Blitz in Charleston, South Carolina, at the College of Charleston Robert Scott Building, 175 Calhoun Street, Charleston, South Carolina  29424 Link to College of Charleston Map at http://cofc.edu/visit/documents/campusmap_det.pdf –  Building #23, Parking Garage at #7   March 24, 2018, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 7:15 – 8:00 A.M.  REGISTRATION –…

SPJ Georgia’s freelance programs in Atlanta spotlight early fall event schedule

ATLANTA, GEORGIA — Mark your calendars freelancers for SPJ Georgia’s fall schedule for programs and gatherings exclusively to meet your needs. All freelance journalists are invited to attend from Georgia and surrounding states. Digital Hyperlocal Journalism Panel Thursday, August 17 at 7 p.m. at Manuel’s Tavern, 602 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30307 Join us…

SPJ awards BGA: Exposed Chicago mayor’s use of personal email for public business

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA — The Better Government Association has been selected to receive the Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award for its work that led Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel to acknowledge he circumvented open records laws by using personal email accounts to conduct public business. Presented by the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation, the Society of Professional Journalists’ educational foundation, the award recognizes those…

Follow my lede: Bleacher Report has a pet fish and is crushing it in the social media sphere. (Bonus: I become a stalker during this post.)

SizingUptheSouth.com is catching up with Meredith Cummings on her journey through hundreds of newsroom this summer throughout America. By Meredith Cummings, SPJ member and past president of SPJ Alabama Friday, March 17 10 a.m., Bleacher Report, New York City It is interesting that when I tell my cab driver, who is an older man in his 60s,…