SPJ DePaul Social Media and Ethics Twitter Chat

SPJ executive board students prepare for the chat.

As part of its required Ethics programming, SPJ DePaul played host to a Twitter chat titled “Social Media and Ethics” on Nov. 4.

Steve Buttry, community editor with TBD.com in Washington, D.C., was the featured guest along with panelists Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post and Scott Leadingham of SPJ’s Quill magazine.

The start of SPJ DePaul's #spjchat included students and professional journalists introducing themselves. (Twitterfall screengrab)

The event drew 79 participants who posted 655 tweets using the #spjchat hashtag. Eighteen of the participants were DePaul University College of Communication undergraduate and graduate students. Others came from all over the United States, Canada and Europe.

The chat received national attention, earning a mention in Harvard’s Nieman Lab website, and social media sites TrendsMap and MuckRack.

SPJ DePaul student executive board members organized the event and participated in the chat. SPJ DePaul chapter adviser and Journalist’s Toolbox creator Mike Reilley moderated it.

Read the chat archive. And be sure to visit some of these key links mentioned in the chat:

Highlights of event coverage:

#spjchat was trending in Chicago for most of the evening on Nov. 4.


SPJ DePaul President Nick Tarantino participates in the chat.
The event created a lot of pre-chat buzz. Some chapters, including SPJ DC, want to do a similar chat. (Screengrab)
Harvard's Nieman Lab mentioned our chat (item No. 4) as one of the most talked-about things on Twitter for Nov. 4. (Screengrab)
SPJ's Region 5 blog also helped promote the event. (Screengrab)
SPJ National's newsletter helped promote the chat. (Screengrab)
#spjchat on MuckRack, the social media media site for journalists.

Published by spjonadepaul

Official website for DePaul University's Society of Professional Journalists chapter.

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