SPJ DePaul ’10-Minute Mentors’ Program

SPJ DePaul completed its professional development campus chapter requirement on Oct. 28 with a “10-Minute Mentors” event at its downtown Loop campus newsroom. Student members brought their resumes and sought career advice from some of the leading journalists in the Chicago area. The chapter would like to thank the journalists for taking time out of …

Bennett: Journalism Skills Needed Virtually Everywhere

Dr. Sybril Bennett of Belmont University discussed the importance of incorporating the advancements of technology into the news industry. She stressed that the news industry needed to keep up with technology while journalism still has its credibility. Bennett actively challenged audience members to remain positive about journalism’s future and find new ways to incorporate innovative …

EIJ Convention 2011: Robert Hernandez on Rules for Writing Online and Social Media

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of summaries from the SPJ/RTDNA Excellence in Journalism conference. Technology doesn’t replace journalism, but “empowers it,” said Robert Hernandez, a USC journalism professor, at the Excellence in Journalism convention recently in New Orleans. Hernandez, who organizes the weekly #wjchat tech-journo Twitter chats, has five main rules that he follows …

SPJ Panel Explores Chicago’s Music Scene

More than 40 students and members of the Chicago music community gathered at DePaul University’s College of Communication on May 19 to explore the ethical issues, impact of technology and the future of covering Chicago’s music scene. The event was live-tweeted using the hashtag #SPJchat. Go to the Twitter page to scroll through tweets from …

NY Times Reporter Jeff Zeleny Stresses Ethics When Covering Campaigns

New York Times Political Reporter Jeff Zeleny told SPJ DePaul students on March 30 that covering political campaigns can be a fun, challenging job, but reporters must leave their own political views out of the picture. Zeleny, who will be covering his fourth presidential election in 2012, told students he doesn’t consider himself a Republican …

SPJ Chat Schedule and How to Participate

Thursday, Oct. 6: Reporting techniques with Wall Street Journal reporter Amy Merrick (@amyjmerrick) Storify archive of the chat Next #spjchat coming in late October! Storify case study on how #SPJchat archives its chats. SPJ Blog Talk Radio discussion on how #SPJchat works. Storify blog post about #SPJchat with Burt Herman. Article by @dailynewstwist on #SPJchat. …