Panelists (seated) spoke about their experiences during a discussion about diversity in war reporting. (Left to right: Alex Quade, Jackie Spinner, Alex Rodriguez, Cornell Wilson, moderator Chris Bury)
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.
Audience members listen to discussion.
Alex Quade, award-winning war reporter and documentary filmmaker
Jackie Spinner, journalism professor at Columbia College Chicago and correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review’s United States Project
Cornell Wilson, attorney, community advocate and United States Marine Corps veteran
Alex Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune Nation/World and Global Connections Editor
Alexandra Halaby, senior contributing editor and spokesperson at the International Middle East Media Center, was prepared to join the panel via Skype, but could not due to technical difficulties.
SPJ/ONA DePaul president Emily Brosious sets up camera to film event.
Audience members live-tweeted the conversation using the Twitter hashtag #SPJWDP.
Matt Topic, BGA outside counsel, presents to the workshop attendees. (photo/Emily Brosious)
DePaul students and members of the Chicago community joined us and the Better Government Association (BGA) last Wednesday to learn about the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) and how to use it for reporting. Attorney Matt Topic explained what the FOIA covers, what it doesn’t, and how to file a request with government agencies. He also shared steps for appealing a denied request.
DePaul Career Specialist Michael Elias joined SPJ/ONA for a workshop on best practices for LinkedIn. Participants had the chance to work on their profiles while learning new tips and tricks for networking and ultimately getting a great internship or job. Check out these photos from the event.
The LinkedIn Workshop was presented by Michael Elias of the Career Center. (Photos/Sadé Carpenter)
The attendees all had the chance to work on their profiles during the workshop.
Student Diamaris Martino works on her LinkedIn page.
More students update their profiles with the tips provided by Elias.
Michael Elias shares LinkedIn best practices.
Elias gave tips for adding connections to build your network.
The LinkedIn Profile Checklist is a great way to make sure your profile is complete.
Graduate student Demetria Mosley updates her profile and adds new connections.
Vice President Stephanie Wade (left) and Membership Coordinator Jenna Duddleston (right) update their LinkedIn profiles.
After the LinkedIn presentation, former President Brianna Kelly took free headshots for attendees. (left to right: Demetria Mosley, Brianna Kelly, Emily Brosious)
2013-14 President Brianna Kelly sets up her photography equipment with current President Emily Brosious.
Brianna Kelly gets ready to take complimentary headshots.
On Sept. 17, 2013, SPJ/ONA DePaul launched the first SPJ Free Speech Wall exercise on Constitution Day. Students set up blank “walls” on our Lincoln Park and Loop campuses so students, faculty, administration and staff could write anything they wanted, exercising their First Amendment rights.
On Sept. 5, SPJ/ONA DePaul will present the Free Speech Wall at the SPJ/RTDNA Excellence in Journalism conference in Nashville. Our student executive board will walk you through how to do your own Free Speech Wall on Sept. 17 this year and join a nationwide effort by tweeting photos, findings and observations to our hashtag, #fsw17.
Congrats to all SPJ/ONA DePaul members who graduated on Sunday, including three of our e-board members (from left): President Brianna Kelly, Membership Coordinator Tyler Carter and Vice President Jakub Rudnik.