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 Presents Free Facebook Training Session

Learn how to use Facebook for good instead of evil. Facebook has been all over the news recently. But did you know you can use Facebook to cover your own news? SPJ and Facebook have teamed up to train journalists around the country on Facebook’s best practices and best-kept secrets. The traveling program stops at Florida Atlantic […]

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. […]

Rebecca Schneid Honored as High School Journalist of the Year

Rebecca Schneid, the co-editor-in-chief of The Eagle Eye at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, was awarded the inaugural Teenlink/Sun Sentinel/SPJ Florida High School Journalism Awards. The junior was presented with a certificate on April 30 at Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School in Davie, where her fellow newsroom colleagues swept the awards with 18 […]

All Star Pitch Freelance Event Hits a Home Run

It was like speed dating, but everyone had burgers and resumes in hand instead of little black books. On April 28, SPJ Florida hosted All Star Pitch — a hiring opportunity for local freelancers. The inaugural event took place at BurgerFi in Fort Lauderdale and let writers pitch editors from about 10 local, regional and […]