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 […]

Bennett: Journalism Skills Needed Virtually Everywhere

Dr. Sybril Bennett of Belmont University discussed the importance of incorporating the advancements of technology into the news industry. She stressed that the news industry needed to keep up with technology while journalism still has its credibility. Bennett actively challenged audience members to remain positive about journalism’s future and find new ways to incorporate innovative […]

EIJ Convention 2011: Robert Hernandez on Rules for Writing Online and Social Media

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of summaries from the SPJ/RTDNA Excellence in Journalism conference. Technology doesn’t replace journalism, but “empowers it,” said Robert Hernandez, a USC journalism professor, at the Excellence in Journalism convention recently in New Orleans. Hernandez, who organizes the weekly #wjchat tech-journo Twitter chats, has five main rules that he follows […]