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 […]

Excellence in Journalism 2018: Scholarships Available!

Want to attend #EIJ18, SPJ’s national conference Sept. 27-29 in Baltimore? SPJ wants to help cover your costs! Check out the opportunities and application deadlines. STUDENTS EIJ News Internships: Ten student interns will gain experience and make connections while covering the EIJ18 conference, by using multimedia approaches in a student newsroom. If selected, you’ll get one […]

#EIJ15: 15 Jaw-droppingly Cool Online Tools

By Mariah Woelfel, SPJ DePaul treasurer/secretary A photographer, a videographer, an investigative reporter and a design assistant walk into a bar. She sits down and orders a drink. That, my friend, is a bad joke, but a presentation at the annual SPJ Excellence in Journalism conference this past weekend had me feeling like all of […]

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 […]

Freedom of Information Request Workshop

You’ve probably heard of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but do you know how to file a request? “The FOIA has compelled federal agencies to yield millions of documents relating to government operations and performance,” according to SPJ’s website. “Every week, a news organization, scholar or public-interest group somewhere reports information of significance to public health […]