Event Recap: “Words Matter” at the SPJ 2020 Journalism Conference

By Avery Luke “Words Matter,” featuring panelists Paula Froke, Dorothy Tucker, and Kam Burns, was one of many relevant and informative breakout sessions at SPJ’s 2020 Journalism Conference. The discussion centered around the question: What steps can journalists take to be precise in language and style choices in regard to race, gender, and identity? Paula […]

Event recap: Diversity, Objectivity and Representation in the Newsroom

While criticism of the objective standard isn’t new, it has been given new life this year, despite the rejection of the changing climate by older journalists.

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 […]

Diversity in War Reporting Panel: Wednesday, March 4

Join SPJ/ONA DePaul and our panel of experts for a conversation on war reporting and conflict-zone news coverage. Panelists will discuss issues including: The controversy surrounding NBC “Nightly News” anchor Brian Williams How to navigate language and cultural barriers during foreign correspondence Safety measures while reporting in conflict zones Panelists: Alex Quade, award-winning war reporter and documentary filmmaker […]

SPJ/ONA DePaul Women in Sports Journalism Panel

SPJ/ONA DePaul is hosting a Women in Sports Journalism Panel on Thursday, April 10. The event, which is free and open to the public, starts at 5:45 p.m. with a viewing of an ESPN documentary, “Let Them Wear Towels,” followed by networking and the panel. Guests can arrive at any point up to 6:45. Details […]

Concert for Carlos Tribute and Fundraiser

SPJ DePaul Executive Board members Ali Trumbull, Ryann Rumbaugh and Monica Carter volunteered at the “Concert for Carlos”, a tribute concert and fundraiser for the late Carlos Hernandez Gomez, a well-known Chicago journalist and DePaul alum. The July 21 event, held at Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort in Lakeview, featured music from several local acts, including […]