Event Recap: Q&A with Jim DeRogatis

By Avery Luke On October 15, 2020, SPJ DePaul hosted a live Q&A with acclaimed music journalist Jim DeRogatis. The session covered a variety of topics ranging from DeRogatis’s book, “Soulless: The Case Against R. Kelly,” to launching a career in journalism, as well as the unique circumstances journalists face in modern-day reporting. President Joanna …

Event Recap: “FOI for a Cure: How to Get Health Records and Data in a Pandemic” at the SPJ 2020 Conference

By Quinn White As part of the SPJ 2020 conference, Randy Showstack–president of the Washington D.C. pro-chapter of SPJ– hosted a webinar titled ‘FOI for a cure: How to get health records and data in a pandemic.’ The webinar was led by presenter Dave Cuillier who is an associate professor at the University of Arizona …

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: Facebook For Journalists

On Tuesday, October 29th, the SPJ DePaul chapter hosted a seminar titled “Facebook for Journalists.” Led by Chicago Tribune journalist Ben Meyerson, the seminar revolved around ways in which journalists can use Facebook to leverage their career and writing exposure. The seminar highlighted the diverse functionality of Facebook and how those functions can be used …

Event recap- “More Speech: A Conversation about the First Amendment”

Last Tuesday, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) held an event panel on the First Amendment, in conjunction with the American Library Association and Illinois library Association. The discussion took place at Harold Washington Library. While topics varied, the conversation always circled back to one thing: balance. What constitutes obscenity? What are …

EIJ Day 3: Investigative Journalism and Podcasts

We’re sharing highlights from the Excellence in Journalism national conference. Follow @spjonadepaul on Twitter for more journalism news and tips! By Lacey Latch On the final day of EIJ 2018, investigative journalists convened to discussed the fairly recent transition of in-depth reporting in “Through Earbuds: Investigative Journalism and Podcasts.” Led by Nicole Vap, the director of Investigative …