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,…

FOI Report: Why it faces problems – and how experts say it can be solved

By David Cuillier, Director, Associate Professor, University of Arizona School of Journalism, past SPJ National President The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation commissioned this study to better understand the landscape involving public access to government records by gathering information and insights from 336 freedom of information experts—journalists, advocates, record custodians, technology companies, scholars…

Memos and Emails to Federal Agency Employees Ban Press Releases, Social Media Posts and “Outward Facing” Documents

By Lynn Walsh, president of Society of Professional Journalists The public’s access to its government and its employees is dying. Tuesday, memos and emails, obtained by a variety of news organizations, show federal agencies are being prohibited from sending press releases, posting on social media and sharing information on blogs. The agencies involved include the…

Newsroom Hacks That Don’t Require Coding

Join SPJ Region 3 and SPJ Georgia at MediAtlanta on Oct. 29, and and learn tools to help you become a more efficient journalists with speaker Maggie Lee. http://bit.ly/2dfEwfr Meet some tools that can help you bypass roadblocks and time-sucks on your beat. You’ll go back to your newsroom with some ideas about how to track…