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 …

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 …

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 DePaul February Chapter Meeting

Last Tuesday, SPJ/ONA DePaul met to continue the journalism ethics discussion that began at the following chapter meeting on Jan. 27. We revisited our suggested revisions to the SPJ Code of Ethics with two of our professors who specialize in press ethics, Jason Martin and Bruce Evensen. They helped us further develop our ideas from …

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 …