Statement on “Tough Times for Local Journalism” Panel

Due to concerns voiced from within and outside our organization, SPJ/ONA DePaul has decided to pull our sponsorship from the “Tough Times for Local Journalism” panel. SPJ DePaul had no part in selecting the panelists. Our organization agreed to co-sponsor this event alongside the Center for Journalism Integrity & Excellence before we were informed of …

Join the SPJ DePaul board for 2021-22!

DePaul’s Society of Professional Journalists chapter is taking applications for its five board positions for next year. Why take a leadership role in SPJ? Here are just a few reasons: Meet and network with professional journalists in Chicago, across the U.S. and worldwideGain opportunities for training, workshops and leadership developmentPlan DePaul journalism events and make …

SPJ Netflix Party: “Zodiac” on Thursday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.

SPJ is hosting its first journalism Netflix Party of the school year this Thursday, Sept. 24, at 7 p.m. We’ll watch the movie “Zodiac” together and chat online during the film. If you’re interested, email VP Quinn White at qwhite2@mail.depaul.edu. He’ll start the movie and send out a link to join to everyone on the email list (the …

SPJ is recruiting board members for 2020-21!

Officer Election and Service New officers will take over in the spring quarter. This model allows for the new leadership to get situated before fall quarter begins. Undergraduate seniors and second-year graduate students with one quarter remaining in the fall are ineligible. You must be enrolled as a full-time DePaul student and be a member …

EIJ 2019: Covering the Trump Administration

How to cover the Trump Administration was the elephant in the room at this year’s conference, and it was being prodded at various angles by what seemed like every journalist there. How do we, as journalists, hold elected officials accountable? How do we do that without giving credibility to proven lies? How do we report …

EIJ 2019 Day 2: Communications for Social Change

On the second day of EIJ 2019 conference in San Antonio, “ Communications for Social Change” session took a different turn as it dove into journalists turned philanthropists. Panelists included Theola DeBose from JSkills, Kayce Ataiyero from the Joyce Foundation and Kristen Mack from the MacArthur Foundation. Both organizations, located in Chicago, have become dedicated …