Q&A with music journalist Jim DeRogatis, Thursday, Oct. 15

On Thursday, Oct. 15, 4-5:30 p.m. Central, please join SPJ President Joanna Talabani for a Q&A with legendary Chicago music journalist Jim DeRogatis. Born in Jersey City, New Jersey, the year the Beatles arrived in America, Jim DeRogatis began voicing his opinions about rock ’n’ roll shortly thereafter. Together with Greg Kot, Jim co-hosts “Sound Opinions,” the weekly pop-music talk show […]

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 […]

Internship Opportunities

Winter is a busy time for internship applications and resume submissions. As deadlines approach, here is a list of news organizations seeking interns within the next few months: WGN News: Spring/Summer http://www.tribunemedia.com/careers/ NBC5 & Telemundo: https://www.nbcchicago.com/on-air/about-us/Internship_Opportunities_at_NBC_5_and_Telemundo_Chicago.html Modern Luxury: editorial intern https://www.modernluxury.com/careers WTTW: programming and production interns https://interactive.wttw.com/about/employment Chicago Sun-Times: Summer newsroom https://chicago.suntimes.com/newsroom-internships/ Chicago Tribune https://www.chicagotribune.com/about/chi-chicago-tribune-internships-20140811-story.html […]

EIJ Day 3: Investigative Journalism and Podcasts

We’re sharing highlights from the Excellence in Journalism national conference. Follow @spjonadepaul on Twitter for more journalism news and tips! By Lacey Latch On the final day of EIJ 2018, investigative journalists convened to discussed the fairly recent transition of in-depth reporting in “Through Earbuds: Investigative Journalism and Podcasts.” Led by Nicole Vap, the director of Investigative […]

EIJ Day 2: Bad News Writing

We’re sharing highlights from the Excellence in Journalism national conference. Follow @spjonadepaul on Twitter for more journalism news and tips! By Erica Carbajal On day two in Baltimore for EIJ 2018, the “Bad News Writing: The no good, the bad and the ugly” session led by radio journalist Christopher Cruise served as a good reminder […]

Meet our new board!

Congratulations to our 2018-19 board members! We can’t wait to see all of you next year. We’d love to hear your ideas and feedback for how to keep building SPJ. Left to right in the photo: Abby Yimer, secretary/treasurer Erica Carbajal, social media coordinator Ally Pruitt, 2017-18 president (she’s graduating!) Jesus J. Montero, membership/Online News […]