Attorney Fee Bill Passes Legislature; Gov. Expected to Sign

Last year, Barbara Peterson of the First Amendment Foundation named the so-called attorney fee bill “the worst [public records] bill I’ve seen in all my 25 plus years.” Luckily the bill got stuck in a committee where it effectively died when the last legislative session ended. But Peterson was dismayed when the same bill was […]

SPJ Florida and Other Journalism Groups Condemn WLRN Takeover From School Board

The Miami-Dade School Board is looking to take control over local public radio and television station WLRN by directly managing it. The board, which already owns the station, is now looking to abolish the management of WLRN — the nonprofit South Florida Public Media — and give themselves direct control over operations. The operating agreement, […]

Legendary Bob Reid will speak at UM on Thursday

Award-winning producer Bob Reid to speak to journalism students at the University of Miami School of Communication, open and free to the public As a student journalist 50 years ago in 1966, Reid was elected Miami-Dade College’s first Black student government president. The previous year he was news editor of The Falcon Times student newspaper. While […]

Orlando Authorities Refusing to Hand Over Public Records on Shooter

In the days following one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, many media outlets have sought out information on the life and background of the shooter. On Tuesday, The Miami Herald published this, saying that the Orlando Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are refusing to release public records that both The Herald […]

SPJ Members Get Discount When Joining Demo Reel Workshops

Demo Reel Workshops take place once a month in cities across the US, including in Florida. SPJ members get 15 percent off workshops! Reel Media Group’s members have access to performance coaches, vocal coaches, seminars and our signature Job Catalyst Program. Members upload their reel in our showcase. Weekly, we pitch talent we have worked with […]