SPJ Georgia job fair gives freelancers a chance to make pitches face-to-face with hiring editors

 Kelsie Barton, editor-in-chief of JEZEBEL and Modern Luxury Weddings Atlanta, alongside Ashton Pike, an associate editor of Modern Luxury interviews an attendee seeking freelance work. Photo by Marquis Holmes   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 — On Saturday, Aug. 18, SPJ…

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…

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…

The press isn’t “fake.”

SPJ Region 3 and SizingUpTheSouth.com, along with hundreds of other news organizations throughout the country, will address the President’s dangerous precedent to demonize the press as “enemy of the people.”  From SizingUpTheSouth.com editorial board.  Many of the major newspapers and news organizations across the country are using Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, to draw attention to a…