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 …

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.

Diversity in War Reporting Panel Recap

An audience of more than 30 students and journalism professionals joined SPJ/ONA DePaul and an expert panel for a discussion on war reporting last Wednesday evening. Panelists fielded questions from SPJ/ONA DePaul’s executive board as well as questions from the audience. Chris Bury, DePaul’s senior journalist in residence and award-winning broadcast journalist, moderated the event. Panelists …

Women in Sports Journalism Panel Coverage

SPJ/ONA DePaul hosted a Women in Sports Journalism Panel at DePaul’s downtown campus on April 10 that explored locker room access issues, industry trends and some great advice on making it in sports media. The event started with the ESPN documentary “Let Them Wear Towels,” a history of female journalists working in male locker rooms. …