Funeral/visitation set for South Carolina WYFF-TV journalists

– From WYFF- TV Spartanburg, SOUTH CAROLINA — Visitation and funeral services were announced Wednesday for WYFF-TV News 4 anchor Mike McCormick, who was tragically killed earlier this week, along with WYFF News 4 photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer. The two journalists were reporting on heavy rain and mudslides Monday in Polk County, North Carolina, when a…

South Carolina loses 2 dedicated journalists to “freak of nature”

Editor’s Note: SPJ Region 3 and SPJ South Carolina sends condolences the families, friends and WYFF TV colleagues of anchor and reporter Mike McCormick and photojournalist Aaron Smeltzer who died Monday. – From USA Today  By Catherine Rogers and Gabe Cavallaro, The Greenville News Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA — Foul weather along the North Carolina-South Carolina border killed…

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…

Google is a brick wall; get paid to poke holes in it

COMMENTARY Journoterrorist By Michael Koretzky Attention newspaper reporters: I’ll pay you $1,000 to interview this attorney about her latest case – even though I don’t care if she wins or loses. Her name is Harmeet Dhillon. We spoke on the phone recently, and we agreed only on this… Google is mocking its new slogan (Do the right thing)…

“What I do matters to someone”

COMMENTARY Baxley Bites By David Baxley, SPJ South Carolina member and Assistant Professor of Mass Communication, Francis Marion University When Jessica Imbimbo arrives at the parking lot at WLTX-TV in Columbia, South Carolina, she never knows what the day may bring. From writing for an evening newscast to updating the station’s social media platforms, Imbimbo…