SPJ DePaul Project Watchdog Video

This video was created by SPJ DePaul student executive board members with interviews from the 2010 SPJ National Convention in Las Vegas. The purpose of the video is to help the public better understand the role of the press and the issues today’s media deal with. Feel free to add any comments below or contact …

SPJ DePaul Social Media and Ethics Twitter Chat

As part of its required Ethics programming, SPJ DePaul played host to a Twitter chat titled “Social Media and Ethics” on Nov. 4. Steve Buttry, community editor with TBD.com in Washington, D.C., was the featured guest along with panelists Craig Kanalley of the Huffington Post and Scott Leadingham of SPJ’s Quill magazine. The event drew 79 …

SPJ Convention: Author Mark Briggs Is Optimistic About Journalism’s Future

Author Mark Briggs spoke about the direction of the future of journalism at the 2010 SPJ Convention. Despite recent negative connotations with the profession, Briggs said he is optimistic about where it’s headed. “There is job growth in journalism,” said Briggs, who runs an online media consulting firm in Seattle and is author of the …

SPJ National Convention: News Gear

Note: This is part of a series of updates from various seminars at the SPJ National Convention, which the SPJ DePaul executive board attended in early October. Western Kentucky professor Kerry Northrup focused on some of the latest technologies and how journalists are using them at his “New Gear” presentation at the SPJ National Convention. …

SPJ National Convention: What We Learned

Over the next few weeks, we’ll post short stories and summaries from seminars at the SPJ National Convention Oct. 3-5 in Las Vegas. Some members of our executive board attended the conference and brought back new ideas for our chapter. In the meantime, here are some summaries and links from some of the seminars: Journalist’s …

Upcoming Chicago Headline Club Events

Here are some fun summer events with the Chicago Headline Club, the professional SPJ chapter in our area. SPJ DePaul members should feel free to attend, participate and volunteer in any of these events. They are some great networking opportunities: Fundraiser to benefit unemployed, underemployed journalists July 1: Starting at 8 p.m., journalist-musicians will entertain …