Trumbull Receives SPJ DePaul Leadership Award

Outgoing SPJ DePaul President Ali Trumbull took home the SPJ DePaul leadership award Saturday at the DePaul College of Communication graduation brunch at the Union League Club. The award is given annually to the student executive board member who exhibits strong leadership and journalism skills. Trumbull, who received a master’s degree in journalism, has been …

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 …

DePaul Wins First SPJ National Mark of Excellence Award

The Red Line Project’s Election 2012 coverage won the SPJ National Mark of Excellence award for best online news reporting on May 1. It was DePaul University’s first national SPJ MOE award. Twenty-five graduate and undergraduate students worked on the project, which included coverage of President Obama’s acceptance speech, key congressional races, voting trends, maps, …

DePaul Students Win 16 SPJ Mark of Excellence Awards

DePaul University College of Communication journalism students won 16 SPJ Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards Saturday at a ceremony in St. Louis. Region 5 covers schools in Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky. First-place finishers advance to the national Mark of Excellence competition and will compete against winners from 11 other regions. Good Day DePaul 1st …

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