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 […]

Board Travels to NYC College Media Convention

Armed with real advice and fake news, SPJ Florida board members traveled to New York City last month to educate young minds at the 2018 College Media Advisors Spring Convention. Representing the chapter, Vice President of Programming Emily Bloch, Board of Directors member Michele Boyet and Student Representative Kerri-Marie Covington presented sessions on a range […]

All Star Pitch

SPJ Florida’s All Star Pitch event will get a bunch of hiring editors in one room (with beer!) and participants can pitch them their best. All our welcome, free to attend! This freelance fair on steroids will give writers a chance to chat with local editors from publications including Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Gulfstream Media Group, Boca […]

SPJ Florida Hosts Tallahassee’s First Fake News Game Show

About 40 people came to the Tallahassee Democrat’s meeting and training space on Feb. 16 to participate in an engaging (and sometimes raucous) Fake News Game Show. Ryan Dailey, SPJ Florida’s vice president of membership and the Democrat’s former K-12 education reporter, served as a first-time game show host for the night. The FNGS event […]

As Hazelwood turns 30, SPJ Florida stands with New Voices

On Jan. 13, 1988, the United States Supreme Court ruled on a Missouri high school newspaper case, where students felt their First Amendment rights had been violated. The year before, the Journalism II class was forced to eliminate pages from the newspaper shortly before they went to press because the principal deemed the topics they […]