Event Recap: Q&A with Jim DeRogatis

By Avery Luke On October 15, 2020, SPJ DePaul hosted a live Q&A with acclaimed music journalist Jim DeRogatis. The session covered a variety of topics ranging from DeRogatis’s book, “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly,” to launching a career in journalism, as well as the unique circumstances journalists face in modern-day reporting. President Joanna [...]

Q&A with music journalist Jim DeRogatis, Thursday, Oct. 15

On Thursday, Oct. 15, 4-5:30 p.m. Central, please join SPJ President Joanna Talabani for a Q&A with legendary Chicago music journalist Jim DeRogatis. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the year the Beatles arrived in America, Jim DeRogatis began voicing his opinions about rock ’n’ roll shortly thereafter. Together with Greg Kot, Jim co-hosts "Sound Opinions," the weekly pop-music talk show [...]

Event Recap: “FOI for a Cure: How to Get Health Records and Data in a Pandemic” at the SPJ 2020 Conference

By Quinn White As part of the SPJ 2020 conference, Randy Showstack–president of the Washington D.C. pro-chapter of SPJ– hosted a webinar titled ‘FOI for a cure: How to get health records and data in a pandemic.’ The webinar was led by presenter Dave Cuillier who is an associate professor at the University of Arizona [...]

Event Recap: “Words Matter” at the SPJ 2020 Journalism Conference

By Avery Luke “Words Matter,” featuring panelists Paula Froke, Dorothy Tucker, and Kam Burns, was one of many relevant and informative breakout sessions at SPJ’s 2020 Journalism Conference. The discussion centered around the question: What steps can journalists take to be precise in language and style choices in regard to race, gender, and identity? Paula [...]

SPJ Netflix Party: “Zodiac” on Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

SPJ is hosting its first journalism Netflix Party of the school year this Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. We'll watch the movie "Zodiac" together and chat online during the film. If you're interested, email VP Quinn White at qwhite2@mail.depaul.edu. He'll start the movie and send out a link to join to everyone on the email list (the [...]

Event recap: Diversity, Objectivity and Representation in the Newsroom

While criticism of the objective standard isn’t new, it has been given new life this year, despite the rejection of the changing climate by older journalists.