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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
We have a winner! Sara Santana, a junior at Wisdom High School in Houston, has won our Sunshine Week essay contest. Her essay, titled “The Contribution of Freedom of the Press,” explored issues addressed by Sunshine Week, a nationwide celebration of freedom of information and freedom of the press. Sara won a $50 cash prize plus a commendation letter and announcement of her […]
Just to show you how much we love you, SPJ is offering a 33% discount on new memberships during the month of February. If you’re not a member, join now!
The coronavirus pandemic has brought our scheduled programming to a halt, but we have transitioned into virtual events. Next up is our second Virtual Coffee Break for Journalists, an opportunity to share the emotional and practical aspects of coping in this uncertain atmosphere. Please join us for some support, camaraderie, and the chance to meet colleagues and make friends. Register […]