When Dorothy Butler Gilliam was hired as the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post in 1961, she was driven by the words of Martin Luther King Jr., when he said “Go and make a difference.”
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.
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 DailyContinue 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 minimizeContinue reading “Code of Ethics talk tomorrow night in Richmond”
Peter King, senior writer at Sports Illustrated, has decided to stop using the name “Redskins” when writing about the National Football League team in Washington, DC. In a column, King said that the name is regarded by some as racial slur, and “it offends too many people, and I don’t want to add to theContinue reading “SI’s King to stop using ‘Redskins’”