EIJ 2016: Covering mass shootings, wrongful convictions and making a murderer

By Ally Pruitt How often do we hear reporters say things like “31 shot, 10 murdered”? or “The shooter is still on the loose and police are on the hunt?” Unfortunately, murder, mass shootings and convictions, whether wrongful or purposeful, are prevalent in today’s news. The Excellence in Journalism Conference, held in New Orleans, acknowledged …

EIJ 2016: Audio and how easy it can be

By Marc Filippino Audio is hot. And Rivet Radio’s Charlie Meyerson says sound is just as hot now as video was a few years ago. And there’s proof to back it up. The Pew Research Center State of the News Media 2016 found podcast listenership and downloads are up again for a third straight year. …

EIJ 2016: How to network

By Kyle Woosley Networking events can be awkward. You’re walking up to strangers in your professional get-up (at least, the fanciest a college student can afford), talking about how amazing you are and ending the conversation with a look of uncertainty that screams “Please hire me!” Although it was not on the agenda, I made …

In case you missed it: SPJ Welcome Meeting Highlights

Sept. 13, 2016 Introductions Met new members Discussed pros of a paid SPJ membership All board members in attendance tell the group what SPJ has done for them Free Speech Week Free speech wall – We will be bringing this back this year for students to write what free speech means to them on the …