Run for the 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 2017-2018 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 […]

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 […]

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, […]