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…

SPJ Florida member wins 2018 EIJ 18 diversity fellowship, says Pakistan is still in its infancy as a free press

By Isaiah Singleton, SPJ Region 3 Summer Intern, SPJ Student Member and senior at Savannah State University Muhammad Ittefaq, journalist and researcher, might have a different perspective to share on the topic of diversity when he attends the 2018 Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) in Baltimore, Maryland, from Sept. 27-29. Ittefaq is a SPJ international student…

SPJ member talks with CNN’s “Reliable Sources” about her Tronc layoff

  By Sharon Dunten, SPJ Region 3 Assistant Regional Director and editor of SizingUpTheSouth.com Fort LauderdalE/Boward County, FLORIDA — Emily Bloch, former south Florida’s Sun Sentinel community newspaper reporter, was one of many laid off by Tronc (former Tribune Publishing) last week along with hundreds of other community journalists throughout the country. Bloch is also a SPJ…

Two Florida high schools are using SPJ Florida High School Newsroom Grant to advance their student newsrooms

From SPJ Florida — Back in January 2018, SPJ Florida announced the two recipients of its inaugural High School Journalism Grant to Westland Hialeah High School in Hialeah, Florida, and Thomas Richard Robinson High School, located in Tampa, Florida. With the school year over last spring, both schools reported back to SPJ Florida with how the grants helped their…

SPJ Region 3 & news leadership reflects on value of journalists in wake of Capital Gazette tragedy

By Sharon Dunten, SPJ Region 3 Assistant Regional Director; editor, SizingUpTheSouth.com and an Atlanta-based freelance journalist Atlanta, GEORGIA — Meredith Cummings remembers the day when her grandfather was killed by gun violence. “I’m just a girl from Alabama who had a family member murdered. That doesn’t matter to most people on most days, but on days like today…