“Will Work for Food” at the Region 3 Convention

“Will Work for Food” was the unconventional name given to one of the most successful elements of this year’s SPJ Region 3 Convention. On the evening of Saturday, April 4th, a group of 50 convention attendees took control of the Homeless Voice newspaper. They wrote, edited, shot, and designed a special issue of the paper…

SPJ Region 3 Convention – An Unconventional Success

What’s “fair use,” and when can I use a photo from MySpace in a story? How much emphasis should I put on certain words when I report on camera? Do I have enough experience listed on my resume? What’s it like to be a journalist in countries that deny civil liberties? These questions and many, many more were answered at this year’s Society of Professional Journalist’s Region 3 Convention…

Support Group for Displaced Journalists

As the president of the South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, I didn’t want to stay silent on the issue of the layoffs that have devastated our industry. We at SPJ want to say how sorry we are to all of you who lost your jobs recently and in past months. We are starting a support group for displaced (laid off-bought out) journalists, and possibly an email listserve. Somewhere we can all share information about job leads, freelancing, health insurance, financial tips, and yes, feelings. We may have guest experts stop by, such as financial planner Laura Walsh. That’s up to you. I am tentatively…

Call for Entries – 15th Annual Sunshine State Awards

Dear Florida Journalist:
It’s time to enter your outstanding work in the 15th annual Sunshine State Awards, the statewide competition for all media organized by the South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. The 2008 competition drew nearly 1,000 entries…