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 away from everybody. For those who didn’t have to do reporting or cover press conferences, staying at home was an option – but an option that wasn’t fully fleshed out at first.
SPJ has done a great job of filling otherwise empty hours with tons of educational programs. Just a few examples:
- Pandemic’s impact on Virginia’s news media and journalists – an online webinar
- SPJ Freelance Goal Setting Workshop – a webinar that explores how to create a life and career roadmap
- Finding Untold Stories: How to Use PACER
Do you have suggestions for activities or programs you need or want? Please let us know by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or by taking this community survey.