DePaul Wins 23 SPJ Region 5 MOE Awards, 7 First-Places

DePaul University College of Communication journalism students won 23 awards, including seven first-place wins, in the SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards on April 12. The Region 5 awards recognize the best student work in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. The winners advance to the national SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards, which will be judged …

SPJ/ONA’s Stone Writes About Journalists and Coding for PBS MediaShift

DePaul junior Melanie Stone, an SPJ/ONA executive board member, wrote about why she’s learning journalism and coding in a recent blog post for PBS MediaShift. Stone, SPJ/ONA’s events coordinator, writes: “I want to write, first and foremost. But I also want to be able to contribute in a newsroom someday, combining web programming skills with …

SPJ DePaul Chapter Meeting: Gapers Block 101

SPJ DePaul’s final fall quarter 2013 chapter meeting featured Gapers Block co-founder Andrew Huff, who talked about the 10-year-old site’s history and future. Huff met for nearly an hour with more than 20 chapter members and prospective members. DePaul students live-tweeted the event at the #spjdepaul hashtag. SPJ DePaul programming will resume in January 2014 …

SPJ DePaul Named National Chapter of the Year

SPJ DePaul was named National Campus Chapter of the Year for the second time in three years on Aug. 25 at the Excellence in Journalism Conference in Anaheim, Calif. The DePaul chapter, founded in 2010 in DePaul’s College of Communication, also was named the Region 5 (Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky) Chapter of the Year. “These …

Reilley Named SPJ National Outstanding Campus Adviser

SPJ DePaul adviser and faculty member Mike Reilley received the SPJ David Eschelman Outstanding Campus Adviser Award at the SPJ Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim in August. Reilley, a faculty member who teaches online journalism, founded the chapter in 2010. The chapter, which has grown to 73 students, was named the national chapter of …