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SPJ HQ Launches Race and Gender Hotline

The following originally appeared on SPJ national’s website. Confidential and nonjudgmental You’re a reporter on deadline. How do I properly identify that transgender crime victim? You’re an editor on deadline. Can my headline be short and sensitive? You’re an art director on deadline. Is my illustration stylistic or whitewashing? You’re a photographer on deadline. Is my photo representative or insensitive? Fast answers for confused […]

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Houston SPJ marks the suffrage centennial

August 26, 2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.  The press was a significant part of that milestone, including the “suffrage press,” which the activists themselves put out to further their cause. On Saturday, August 22, at 1 p.m. CDT, Houston SPJ will present a program entitled “Suffrage and the Press: 100 Years […]

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What you should know about the Pagano Scholarship

Studying journalism in college isn’t something you do for the money, or for the prestige, or for the cushy work hours.  You pursue journalism because you’re passionate about truth and eager to tell the stories of your state, town, neighborhood, or even your own family under stay-at-home orders. Journalism students face the same challenges as students in other programs, especially […]

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Going above and beyond

When the pandemic first got serious in the U.S. and stay-at-home and shelter-in-place orders were handed down, what a regular workday was changed for many people.  It was no different for journalists, who if they went out to cover a story had to use equipment like an extended mic and to wear masks while keeping a minimum of six feet […]

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And the coffee is on us

Okay, there’s no real coffee.  Nevertheless, we invite you to our monthly Virtual Coffee Break with Journalists.  It’s an opportunity to make friends and network online, learn about opportunities and challenges in journalism, get and give advice, and talk about how things are going. The June coffee break will feature a breakout room for students to chat among themselves if […]

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What a time to be a student!

If you’re a college student, whether you’re a freshman or just graduating, this is possibly the strangest time to be in school.  There’s a global pandemic going on, an economic downturn of astounding proportions, and uncertainty overwhelming many aspects of life.  If you’re a journalism student, we salute you.  And we want to do whatever we can to assist you. […]

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Brave New World

These are strange times indeed. Just a few weeks ago only one death from COVID-19 had been reported. Now we live under the pall of uncertainty, fear and sadness the pandemic has caused. In six weeks we have gone from one death to 39,000. Six weeks ago there were six reported cases. Today the daily cases are measured in tens […]

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