Are you feeling vulnerable about freelancing? There is help available to guide journalists

By Stell Simonton, freelance journalist based out of Atlanta, Georgia; SPJ Georgia member Five years ago, I left my job as a producer/digital editor at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Suddenly, there was no set monthly paycheck or even any real guarantee of work. I pursued individual assignments and eventually gained contracts with a couple of publications,…

U.S. military and SC National Guard mobilize, nominee for SC governor’s race called up to serve

Members of the U.S. Military and multi-state National Guard personnel prepare for resources to be given to local authorities and residents after the Category 4 Hurricane Florence hits South Carolina on Thursday evening. Task & Purpose photo   By Marquis Holmes, SPJ Region 3 fall intern; senior at Kennesaw State University; editor-in-chief of the KSU Sentinel student newspaper…

Knowing about the category of the hurricane might determine damage and potential loss of life

By Hannah Lester, SizingUpTheSouth.com hurricane coverage team member, senior at Auburn University, and reporter for the Auburn Plainsman. As citizens prepare for Hurricane Florence in North and South Carolina, broadcast news meteorologists are working to bring updated news on the passage of the storm. “Satellite images and surface observations indicate that the area of disturbed…

Hurricane Florence: Local authorities, SPJ SC chapter president support residents & journalists as hurricane draws closer to the coast

By: Marquis Holmes, SPJ Region 3 fall intern; senior at Kennesaw State University; editor-in-chief of the KSU Sentinel student newspaper and SPJ Kennesaw State University chapter president SOUTH CAROLINA — In light of the approaching Hurricane Florence, Gov. Henry McMaster, alongside local officials issued an executive order Saturday, calling for the mandatory evacuation of residents on or…