Minutes from June 1, 2017

MEETING MINUTES SPJ Florida Board of Directors Meeting 7 p.m. | Thursday, June 1, 2017 Panera Bread | Boca Raton THE BOARD Dori Zinn, president Christiana Lilly, executive vice president Jason Parsley, membership vice president absent Emily Bloch, programs vice president Christopher Persaud, treasurer Abbi Perry, secretary Brandon Ballenger, immediate past president DIRECTORS Michele Boyet Chris Delboni […]

Join Us: May/June Board Meeting

Join the SPJ Florida board for our June 1 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Panera Bread in Boca Raton. We’ll go over recent events, programs, conferences, and more. Do you plan on coming and want to add something to the agenda? Email President Dori Zinn and let her know what you’re thinking! Can’t make […]

2017 Sunshine State Awards Finalists Announced!

  2017 SPJ Sunshine State Awards Finalists in each category are presented in alphabetical order by organization. First-, second- and third-place finishers will be announced at a special event this summer (details to come). To correct errors or omissions, please contact Tim Dodson, tim@timdodson.com SPECIAL CATEGORIES James Batten Award for Public Service Sarasota Herald Tribune […]

SPJ Florida condemns FAU for halting editor-in-chief from doing job

The new editor-in-chief for Florida Atlantic University’s student-run newspaper, the University Press, has been denied his job simply for saying he would do his job. Joe Pye — a senior at FAU who could’ve graduated this semester, but instead decided to take more classes just to be the UP’s editor — was unanimously voted in […]

Attorney Fee Bill Passes Legislature; Gov. Expected to Sign

Last year, Barbara Peterson of the First Amendment Foundation named the so-called attorney fee bill “the worst [public records] bill I’ve seen in all my 25 plus years.” Luckily the bill got stuck in a committee where it effectively died when the last legislative session ended. But Peterson was dismayed when the same bill was […]