Panelists (seated) spoke about their experiences during a discussion about diversity in war reporting. (Left to right: Alex Quade, Jackie Spinner, Alex Rodriguez, Cornell Wilson, moderator Chris Bury)
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.
Audience members listen to discussion.
Alex Quade, award-winning war reporter and documentary filmmaker
Jackie Spinner, journalism professor at Columbia College Chicago and correspondent for the Columbia Journalism Review’s United States Project
Cornell Wilson, attorney, community advocate and United States Marine Corps veteran
Alex Rodriguez, Chicago Tribune Nation/World and Global Connections Editor
Alexandra Halaby, senior contributing editor and spokesperson at the International Middle East Media Center, was prepared to join the panel via Skype, but could not due to technical difficulties.
SPJ/ONA DePaul president Emily Brosious sets up camera to film event.
Audience members live-tweeted the conversation using the Twitter hashtag #SPJWDP.
The 2014-2015 SPJ/ONA Executive Board, from left to right: Sadé Carpenter: Social Media & PR Coordinator, Stephanie Wade: Vice President/Events, Rima Mandwee: Secretary/Treasurer, Brianna Kelly: 2013-2014 President, Jenna Duddleston: Membership Coordinator, Emily Brosious: Current President (Photo/Mike Reilley)
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 Boyle of the Chicago Tribune. The chapter also presented a social media training for students at Walter Payton College Preparatory High School.
The chapter also organized a Free Speech Wall to celebrate Constitution Day, in which DePaul students exercised their First Amendment rights by sharing uncensored advice, opinions and thoughts. Past president Brianna Kelly and Secretary/Treasurer Rima Mandwee presented a workshop on September 5, 2014 at the EIJ conference with organizational tips for other campus and professional chapters.
Brianna Kelly (left) and Rima Mandwee (right) display the award. (Photo/Mike Reilley)
SPJ/ONA DePaul was also a finalist for the National Campus Chapter of the Year Award, which they won in 2011 and 2013.
You may have seen the signs around campus congratulating our new student leaders, as well as our previous blog post. We have had some new additions to our team since then and would like to congratulate our entire leadership team.
President- Nick Tarantino
Vice President-Lauren Camplin
Secretary- Meredith Gonsalves
Event Coordinator– Meghan Bower
Membership Coordinator-Katie Karpowicz
Program Coordinator-Ali Trumbull
Publicity Coordinator-Katie Rosebrock
Congratulations to everyone! If you are interested in joining SPJ, or want to get more information stop by chapter adviser Mike Reilley’s office room 1106 at 14 E. Jackson Blvd. Be sure to follow us on Twitter @spjdepaul and check out our Facebook page, to get the latest information on chapter meetings and upcoming events!