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 […]

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 […]

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, […]