SPJ DePaul Freedom of Information Video

As part of its Freedom of Information program, SPJ DePaul produced a video about FOIA tips from the 2012 Excellence in Journalism conference in Ft. Lauderdale. The students interviewed veteran journalists and professors about overcoming challenges in filing FOIAs. For more SPJ DePaul videos, visit our YouTube channel. For more FOIA tools, visit The Journalist’s […]

SPJ DePaul at the Excellence in Journalism Conference

SPJ DePaul’s executive board attended the SPJ-RTDNA Excellence in Journalism conference Sept. 20-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The students attended seminars on reporting, writing, broadcast, freedom of information, ethics and social media. Besides attending the sessions, the students also interviewed several journalists and experts on the Freedom of Information Act and how journalists can overcome […]

Bennett: Journalism Skills Needed Virtually Everywhere

Dr. Sybril Bennett of Belmont University discussed the importance of incorporating the advancements of technology into the news industry. She stressed that the news industry needed to keep up with technology while journalism still has its credibility. Bennett actively challenged audience members to remain positive about journalism’s future and find new ways to incorporate innovative […]

EIJ Convention 2011: Robert Hernandez on Rules for Writing Online and Social Media

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of summaries from the SPJ/RTDNA Excellence in Journalism conference. Technology doesn’t replace journalism, but “empowers it,” said Robert Hernandez, a USC journalism professor, at the Excellence in Journalism convention recently in New Orleans. Hernandez, who organizes the weekly #wjchat tech-journo Twitter chats, has five main rules that he follows […]

SPJ DePaul Named National and Region 5 Campus Chapter of the Year

NEW ORLEANS — SPJ DePaul received the Society of Professional Journalists National Campus Chapter of the Year and Region 5 Campus Chapter of the Year awards this week at the Excellence in Journalism convention at the New Orleans Sheraton Hotel. The honors give SPJ DePaul three awards – one each at the national, regional and […]

SPJ DePaul Project Watchdog Video

This video was created by SPJ DePaul student executive board members with interviews from the 2010 SPJ National Convention in Las Vegas. The purpose of the video is to help the public better understand the role of the press and the issues today’s media deal with. Feel free to add any comments below or contact […]