Board President Shares How Job Loss Lead to Freelancing in Panel

Layoffs seem to be the unfortunate new norm in journalism, and Chicas Ponderosas Miami hosted a day of discussion, self care, and networking surrounding this topic at the Ironside in Miami on June 2. After multiple members were laid off from a local newsrooms, the group organized three panels surrounding people who got journalism jobs […]

Run for the 2018-2019 SPJ Florida Pro Board

The Society of Professional Journalists’ Florida Professional Chapter is looking for dedicated members interested in running for the board. We are now accepting nominations to fill positions on the 2018-2019 chapter board. You may nominate yourself or others. To be eligible to serve, candidates must: Be SPJ professional members in good standing (if running as a […]

2018 Sunshine State Awards Finalists Announced!

  2018 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 an awards ceremony on Aug. 4, 2018 at the University of Miami’s Newman Alumni Center in Coral Gables, Florida. To correct errors or omissions, please contact Tim Dodson, […]

Board Member Discusses Mass Shooting Coverage at SFBJA Job Fair

SPJ Florida board member and Palm Beach Post reporter Lulu Ramadan participated in an April 28 panel discussion on mass shootings alongside Neki Mohan, a WPLG anchor; Lance Dixon, a reporter at “New Tropic;” and Tania Francois, a WFOR assignment desk editor. The panelists, who spoke at the annual South Florida Black Journalist Association career […]

SPJ Florida Leads Discussion on Abuse in the Newsroom

SPJ Florida brought together experts from across the country to participate in a webinar discussing how to end the abuse of power in the newsroom. The panelists were Alison Bethel McKenzie, the executive director of SPJ, Ally Coll Steele, attorney and founder of the Purple Campaign, and Cary Hughes Weekes, the co-founder of Press Forward. […]