SPJ/ONA DePaul Chapter Seeks 2015-16 Board Officers

SPJ/ONA DePaul has openings on its executive board for the 2015-16 school year for the following positions:

•Vice president                                                                                               •Secretary/treasurer                                                                                 •Events/programming coordinator                                                       •Membership/PR/social media coordinator

This is a terrific resume-building opportunity to get involved in a leadership capacity with a national SPJ chapter of the year and annual contender for DePaul’s student organization of the year.

Students must be enrolled in Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 quarters to be eligible. Journalism and other majors welcome. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Email your resume and a cover letter explaining your interest and qualifications to Jason Martin, adviser, jmart181@depaul.edu. If you are unsure what office might be the best fit, or interested in multiple ones, please indicate it in your letter. Please also email with any questions or concerns.

Hard copies of the job descriptions and application info are also available posted to the door of Dr. Martin’s office, 1126 Daley, 14 E. Jackson.

You will receive a prompt response to schedule a time to discuss the openings with the adviser and incoming chapter president, Marc Filippino. Feel free to contact him at mfilipp1@mail.depaul.edu,

SPJ/ONA DePaul Announces 2014-15 Executive Board

Announcing the 2014-15 SPJ/ONA DePaul executive board:

President: Emily Brosious

Vice President/Events: Stephanie Wade

Secretary: Rima Mandwee

Membership Coordinator: Jenna Duddleston

Social Media and PR Coordinator: Sadé Carpenter

Congrats to our new e-board!

Apply for an SPJ/ONA DePaul E-Board Position

SPJ/ONA DePaul is seeking students to fill four executive board positions for the 2014-15 school year. Students must be available from May 15, 2014 to the end of the winter quarter, 2015 (roughly March 31).

Candidates will be interviewed on May 8 and 9.  You must sign up for an interview time on Reilley’s office door, room 1106, 14 E. Jackson Blvd. Please bring two copies of your resume to the interview and dress professionally.

To read the job descriptions, click on the link:

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SPJ/ONA DePaul February Chapter Meeting

Bruce Evensen, far right, shares his vast knowledge of journalism ethics with SPJ/ONA DePaul. (Photo/Melanie Stone)

Bruce Evensen, far right, shares his vast knowledge of journalism ethics with SPJ/ONA DePaul. (Photo/Melanie Stone)

Last Tuesday, SPJ/ONA DePaul met to continue the journalism ethics discussion that began at the following chapter meeting on Jan. 27. We revisited our suggested revisions to the SPJ Code of Ethics with two of our professors who specialize in press ethics, Jason Martin and Bruce Evensen.

They helped us further develop our ideas from the brainstorming session, mainly focusing on amendments that should be made to clarify existing guidelines. We also discussed the addition of a separate set of rules to establish proper conduct for journalists on social media.

The SPJ/ONA DePaul e-board plans to share their ideas with the Ethics Committee’s review board in March.

SPJ DePaul Reorganizes as SPJ/ONA DePaul, Announces Alumni Advisory Committee

SPJ DePaul has reorganized as SPJ/ONA DePaul to better serve its student journalism members at DePaul University, the organization has announced.

The group combines its Society of Professional Journalists membership with the Online News Association by offering members the option to join ONA for an extra $25 annual fee. SPJ/ONA DePaul is among the first in the country to do this, joining the University of Georgia’s SPJ/ONA organization, among others.

“With the changes in our industry, this was the perfect time to bring the two organizations together under one umbrella at DePaul,” said SPJ/ONA DePaul adviser Mike Reilley, who’s a member of both organizations. “Our programming has long had a strong online base to it, so the transition is a seamless one for us. And combining ONA’s resources with SPJ programming gives our students the best of both worlds.”

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SPJ DePaul Chapter T-Shirts on Sale!

SPJ DePaul T-shirts

Buy one!

SPJ DePaul is selling T-shirts! They cost $10 for chapter members and $15 for non-members. They’re high-quality tees that won’t fall apart in the washer. The SPJ DePaul logo is on the front. The graphic on the back that says “We Do It AP Style”.

Sizes range from small to XL and you can order as many as you like. We accept cash or check made out to SPJ DePaul. You can pick them up in Mike Reilley’s office, room 1106 at 14 E. Jackson Blvd. on Mondays and Wednesdays, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Or contact one of our executive board members!