SPJ Panel Explores Chicago’s Music Scene

Jaime Black Photo

Jaime Black of ChicagoCoversUnited and Dynasty podcasts makes a point during the panel discussion. (Photo by Lauren Camplin/SPJ DePaul)

More than 40 students and members of the Chicago music community gathered at DePaul University’s College of Communication on May 19 to explore the ethical issues, impact of technology and the future of covering Chicago’s music scene.

The event was live-tweeted using the hashtag #SPJchat. Go to the Twitter page to scroll through tweets from the event to see what panelists said.

Discussion included how new Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city can improve relations with the music scene, ethics of the job and how technology has influenced coverage of music. The ethics discussion included this clip from the movie “Almost Famous.”

The event was sponsored by SPJ DePaul, moderated by Richard Giraldi of LoudLoopPress and organized by executive board members Katie Karpowicz and Ali Trumbull.

Click on the link below to read panelist bios. Their Twitter accounts: @rgiraldi,@jaimeblack and @izatchu .

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