SPJ Depaul Wins Three Student Leadership Awards

SPJ DePaul won three awards May 30 at the DePaul Student Leadership Institute’s Socially Responsible Leaders recognition dinner. The student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists won awards for two events and received honorable mention honors for campus organization of the year, an award it won two years ago. SPJ DePaul won in the …

SPJ DePaul Freelance Journalism Panel Discussion

SPJ DePaul hosted a panel discussion with Chicago-based freelance journalists on May 20. Journalists Amy Merrick, Rick Brown, Rhonda Alexander, Karen Kring and Heather Cherone talked to the 25 DePaul students who attended the event about their personal experiences freelancing. The panel answered questions about how they decided to work as freelance journalists, cultivating contacts …

SPJ DePaul Announces 2013-14 Executive Board

SPJ DePaul announced its new executive board members on April 13. The new board takes control immediately and will oversee events, programs and day-to-day operations of the chapter. The board members: President: Brianna Kelly Vice President: Jakub Rudnik Secretary: Rima Mandwee Events/Programming Coordinator: Rae Kirby Membership/PR Coordinator: Tyler Carter

Mark Luckie Teaches Twitter Reporting Tools to Sun-Times, SPJ DePaul

Video streaming by Ustream Journalists can’t use Twitter as a promotional “one-way street” but rather to engage with followers and develop sourcing as part of well-rounded reporting and editing, said Mark Luckie, manager of news and journalism for Twitter. Luckie spoke Jan. 23 to Chicago Sun-Times staff and DePaul University journalism students and faculty as …