SPJ Florida Hosts First-Ever Fake News Game Show

By: Emily Bloch, VP of Programs Just because journalists report the news, doesn’t mean they always know what’s real and what’s fake. Neither seasoned professionals nor non-media players could tell the difference during SPJ Florida’s inaugural Fake News Game Show on March 30 in Fort Lauderdale. The trivia-style game featured two rounds of 15 questions each, […]

High school students: share your censorship stories with us

If you’re a high school student that feels that you’ve been censored when it comes to writing, we are looking for you. Your rights as a writer are important, especially for the new wave of journalists. “Journalism in schools and colleges is ‘participatory civics,’ the most effective tool for engaging young people meaningfully in the […]

Minutes from March 9, 2017

MEETING MINUTES SPJ Florida Board of Directors Meeting 7 p.m. | Thursday, March 9, 2017 Panera Bread | Boca Raton THE BOARD Dori Zinn, president Christiana Lilly, executive vice president Jason Parsley, membership vice president Christopher Persaud, treasurer Abbi Perry, secretary Brandon Ballenger, immediate past president  Michele Boyet, director  Aurora Dominguez, director absent Brendon Lies, director Dina […]

Join Us: Fake News Game Show March 30 in Fort Lauderdale

Think you can spot fake news? Join us for our first Fake News Game Show on March 30 at Undergrounds Coffeehaus in Fort Lauderdale. This trivia-style game show will test your knowledge. See if you can tell the difference between real and fake stories. Teams of 2-4 people can register from 6:30-7 p.m. and the […]

SPJ Florida and Other Journalism Groups Condemn WLRN Takeover From School Board

The Miami-Dade School Board is looking to take control over local public radio and television station WLRN by directly managing it. The board, which already owns the station, is now looking to abolish the management of WLRN — the nonprofit South Florida Public Media — and give themselves direct control over operations. The operating agreement, […]