College Campuses Nationwide Present Free Speech Walls

In honor of Constitution Day, SPJ/ONA DePaul and other SPJ student chapters across the country organized Free Speech Walls. Participants exercised their First Amendment rights to free speech by writing posts ranging from political to poetic. Check out our Storify for more details.

SPJ/ONA DePaul Wins Outstanding Campus Chapter Award

SPJ/ONA DePaul received the Region 5 Outstanding Campus Chapter Award at the 2014 Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) Conference in Nashville, Tennessee. This is their third win in four years. The organization was honored for its inventive programming during the 2013-2014 academic year, including a Women in Sports Journalism panel and web coding workshop with Andy …

SPJ/ONA’s Stone Writes About Journalists and Coding for PBS MediaShift

DePaul junior Melanie Stone, an SPJ/ONA executive board member, wrote about why she’s learning journalism and coding in a recent blog post for PBS MediaShift. Stone, SPJ/ONA’s events coordinator, writes: “I want to write, first and foremost. But I also want to be able to contribute in a newsroom someday, combining web programming skills with …

SPJ/ONA Outreach: Online Journalism Workshop at Payton Prep

SPJ/ONA DePaul visited Walter Payton College Preparatory High School on Dec. 5 to host a social media workshop. About 30 students attended the presentation during their 50-minute “enrichment period” at the end of the school day. Members of the SPJ/ONA’s executive board showed participants different ways they can promote their skills in an academic or …

SPJ DePaul Chapter Meeting: Gapers Block 101

SPJ DePaul’s final fall quarter 2013 chapter meeting featured Gapers Block co-founder Andrew Huff, who talked about the 10-year-old site’s history and future. Huff met for nearly an hour with more than 20 chapter members and prospective members. DePaul students live-tweeted the event at the #spjdepaul hashtag. SPJ DePaul programming will resume in January 2014 …

Mark Luckie Teaches Twitter Reporting Tools to Sun-Times, SPJ DePaul

Video streaming by Ustream Journalists can’t use Twitter as a promotional “one-way street” but rather to engage with followers and develop sourcing as part of well-rounded reporting and editing, said Mark Luckie, manager of news and journalism for Twitter. Luckie spoke Jan. 23 to Chicago Sun-Times staff and DePaul University journalism students and faculty as …