Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post, spoke Tuesday at an online event co-hosted by the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter, the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU, and the BND Institute of Media and Culture. (Joshua Smith, Robertson School) By Brian McNeill | University Public Affairs | Virginia … Continue reading Washington Post trailblazer Dorothy Gilliam on her career and the future of journalism
Paul Fletcher, SPJ's national president, gave a workshop at the VPA/SPJ Regional 2 Conference about how to apply sound ethical principles to journalistic decision-making. https://www.flickr.com/photos/vcucns/sets/72157666882030761/show?rb=1
We're excited to announce the full line up of panels and workshops for the Virginia Press Association/Society of Professional Journalists Conference April 8-9 in Short Pump, Va. The following programming is included with the purchase of a ticket through SPJ. You can purchase tickets here. Friday Activities 2-4:30 p.m. Job/Internship Fair featuring representatives from The Daily … Continue reading Who’s speaking at the SPJ/VPA Conference?
As SPJ undertakes the process of revising the Code of Ethics, events this week remind us of the code's importance. As reported by Romenesko, a (student government-funded) student newspaper at the University of California Santa Barbara could have led coverage of the recent shooting spree, but instead the editors cited the code's call to minimize … Continue reading Code of Ethics talk tomorrow night in Richmond
The SPJ Ethics Committee is asking that question and seeking input from members. In the latest Quill (July/August 2013), Kevin Smith, SPJ past president and Ethics Committee chair, notes that it’s been 17 years since the last revision of the Code. The question that no one in SPJ can dodge, he says, is “whether the … Continue reading Does the SPJ Ethics Code need a revision?