In Memoriam: Mike McQueen

From Chapter President Julie Kay: It is my sad duty to announce that Mike McQueen, the former president of the South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, passed away over the weekend. McQueen served as president of our chapter from 1999 to 2000. The entire South Florida journalism community will mourn Mike, a wonderful and kind man, as well as a top-notch journalist. We at SPJ have set up a scholarship in his honor.

SPJ Presents “Launching Your Own News Organization”

Join the SPJ South Florida Chapter for a another valuable program — “Launching Your Own News Organization: How to Fund, Start and Successfully Operate It” — on Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 p.m. at the Hollywood Beach Culture & Community Center. All over the country, as the metros bleed circulation and lay off talented journalists, those journos are opting…

Chapter Officer, Director Elections Set for November 19

Dear SPJ South Florida Member:
This serves as a “save the date” notice for our chapter’s annual election meeting, scheduled for the evening of Thursday, November 19 in Broward (time and location TBD). Please mark your calendar now and plan to attend. More details will follow soon. Now is the time for you to have your say…

Recap of SPJ’s Freelance Workshop

Those of you who missed out on SPJ South Florida’s recent “How to Build a Successful Freelance Career Workshop” can now watch video of the event on uVu, WPBT2’s video sharing portal. You can also review the best of the advice offered at the event via the Twitter archive. Lourdes Brezo-Martinez graciously agreed to ghost blog the July 16th event…