IN MEMORIAM: Pedro Abigantus, Journalist & Friend

I am so sad and shocked to have to write these words – Pedro Abigantus has passed away. Pedro, 44, was the treasurer of the South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists in 2002. He was a lifelong journalist, having worked as a sports reporter for the Hollywood Sun-Tattler, an editor at the Chicago Sun-Times and at the Fort Worth Star Telegram and lastly at the Broward edition of the Miami Herald. He also spent some time at the San Antonio Light. I started out with Pedro in journalism at the Sun-Tattler. I was 20 and he was 19. We were friends…

Paper Cuts: Audio Available

Did you miss “Paper Cuts: Surviving and Preparing for the Layoff/Buyout?” Wish you could have heard the advice from the panelists the Society of Professional Journalists South Florida Chapter assembled to speak at ArtServe in Fort Lauderdale on Thursday, August 7th? Well, audio of the program is finally available. Just click the play button below […]

Paper Cuts: Surviving and Preparing for the Layoff/Buyout

Worried about being next on the buyout/layoff list? Or has it already happened to you or a family member? The South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will hold an important, free panel discussion on Thursday, August 7, to address the crippling affects of layoffs to our industry. We will address various topics […]

Inspiration at the 2008 Sunshine State Awards

Journalists in search of inspiration found it at last night’s 2008 Sunshine State Awards. They heard it in the words of keynote speakers Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams. And, they saw it on the faces of colleagues honored for their outstanding contribution to journalism in the state of Florida. Fainaru-Wada and Williams, the San Francisco Chronicle investigative team that exposed the explosive BALCO steroid scandal in