Twitter’s Mark Luckie to Visit SPJ DePaul Jan. 23

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Mark Luckie

Mark Luckie, manager of journalism for Twitter, will teach a series of basic and advanced social media sessions with SPJ DePaul, DePaul University and the Chicago Sun-Times on Wednesday, Jan. 23.

The event is open to DePaul journalism students and faculty. There are two sessions in which you can participate. You can enroll in one or both:

Twitter basics: Jan. 23, 1 p.m. in room 1220, 14 E. Jackson Blvd., 12th floor. This two-hour, hands-on session will help you get set up on Twitter and do basic reporting and tweeting. Luckie will include examples and share best practices.

Advanced Twitter, Jan. 23, 6 p.m. at the Chicago Sun-Times offices, 350 N. Orleans, 10th floor.

To enroll in a session, put your name on the signup sheet on SPJ DePaul adviser Mike Reilley’s office door. His office is room 1106, 14 E. Jackson Blvd., 11th floor.

Luckie is author of “The Digital Journalist’s Handbook” and founded the 10,000 words blog. He’s a former staffer at the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times and Entertainment Weekly.

Follow Luckie on Twitter @marksluckie and check for updates on this event from us @spjdepaul.

SPJ DePaul Free Pizza Party Thursday, Oct. 18

Hungry? SPJ DePaul is throwing a free pizza party for members and non-members on Thursday, Oct. 18, from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The party will be in the 11th floor student lounge at 14 E. Jackson Blvd., so stop by on your way to night class!

Meet with SPJ DePaul’s exec board, join the organization, find out how to get more involved or just have some free pizza and some pop. Everyone is welcome!

SPJ DePaul Freedom of Information Video

As part of its Freedom of Information program, SPJ DePaul produced a video about FOIA tips from the 2012 Excellence in Journalism conference in Ft. Lauderdale. The students interviewed veteran journalists and professors about overcoming challenges in filing FOIAs.

For more SPJ DePaul videos, visit our YouTube channel.

For more FOIA tools, visit The Journalist’s Toolbox public records page.

More discussion of FOIA news and tips on SPJ’s FOI FYI blog.