SPJ/ONA DePaul Announces 2015-16 Executive Board

May 20, 2015 – The DePaul University chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists today announced seven officers appointed to the executive board for the 2015-16 school year. President: Marc Filippino is a master’s student in journalism and an intern at Rivet Radio. He holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Boston University and also […]

Diversity in War Reporting Panel Recap

An audience of more than 30 students and journalism professionals joined SPJ/ONA DePaul and an expert panel for a discussion on war reporting last Wednesday evening. Panelists fielded questions from SPJ/ONA DePaul’s executive board as well as questions from the audience. Chris Bury, DePaul’s senior journalist in residence and award-winning broadcast journalist, moderated the event. Panelists […]

Freedom of Information Request Workshop

You’ve probably heard of the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), but do you know how to file a request? “The FOIA has compelled federal agencies to yield millions of documents relating to government operations and performance,” according to SPJ’s website. “Every week, a news organization, scholar or public-interest group somewhere reports information of significance to public health […]

SPJ/ONA DePaul’s Feature Writing Workshop at De La Salle Institute

This December, SPJ/ONA DePaul’s executive board members had the opportunity to lead a feature-writing workshop with the high school yearbook class at De La Salle Institute on Chicago’s South Side. We had a blast working with the students on feature writing fundamentals and storytelling techniques. They dove right into our hands-on writing exercises and seemed […]

LinkedIn Workshop & Free Headshots Tuesday, Nov. 11

So you have a LinkedIn account, but do you know how to use it? Join SPJ/ONA DePaul to go beyond the basics. Communication Career Specialist Michael Elias will show attendees how to take advantage of LinkedIn’s networking opportunities to snag a job. 2013-2014 SPJ/ONA President Brianna Kelly will also be on site taking free headshots. You’ll leave […]

College Campuses Nationwide Present Free Speech Walls

In honor of Constitution Day, SPJ/ONA DePaul and other SPJ student chapters across the country organized Free Speech Walls. Participants exercised their First Amendment rights to free speech by writing posts ranging from political to poetic. Check out our Storify for more details.