SPJ DePaul Freedom of Information Video

As part of its Freedom of Information program, SPJ DePaul produced a video about FOIA tips from the 2012 Excellence in Journalism conference in Ft. Lauderdale. The students interviewed veteran journalists and professors about overcoming challenges in filing FOIAs. For more SPJ DePaul videos, visit our YouTube channel. For more FOIA tools, visit The Journalist’s …

SPJ DePaul at the Excellence in Journalism Conference

SPJ DePaul’s executive board attended the SPJ-RTDNA Excellence in Journalism conference Sept. 20-22 in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. The students attended seminars on reporting, writing, broadcast, freedom of information, ethics and social media. Besides attending the sessions, the students also interviewed several journalists and experts on the Freedom of Information Act and how journalists can overcome …

NBC 5’s Mary Ann Ahern Talks Political Coverage with SPJ DePaul

By Monica Carter Standing your ground, sticking to your ethics and sorting through all of the political spin are just some of the challenges faced by political reporters, NBC 5 Chicago reporter Mary Ann Ahern told DePaul journalism students on Tuesday. Ahern talked about her start at a Peoria television station 30 years ago as …

NBC 5 Chicago Political Reporter Mary Ann Ahern to Speak at SPJ DePaul Event

NBC 5 Chicago Political Reporter Mary Ann Ahern will talk about covering elections and the ethical challenges that reporters face at an SPJ DePaul event on Tuesday, Sept. 18. The event will be held in room 1230 on the 12th floor of DePaul’s 14 E. Jackson Blvd. campus. Admission is free to DePaul students and …

Concert for Carlos Tribute and Fundraiser

SPJ DePaul Executive Board members Ali Trumbull, Ryann Rumbaugh and Monica Carter volunteered at the “Concert for Carlos”, a tribute concert and fundraiser for the late Carlos Hernandez Gomez, a well-known Chicago journalist and DePaul alum. The July 21 event, held at Uncle Fatty’s Rum Resort in Lakeview, featured music from several local acts, including …

SPJ DePaul Announces New Executive Board Officers

 SPJ DePaul announced its new executive board members on April 20. The new board takes control immediately and will oversee events, programs and day-to-day operations of the chapter. The board members: President: Ali Trumbull Vice President: Ryann Rumbaugh Secretary: Brianna Kelly Events/Programming Coordinator: Monica Kucera Membership/PR Coordinator: Monica Carter