Florida News

April 16 • Chapter News | #Florida News | #News About News
Contribute to The Florida Furlough Chronicles

Exactly half of our board has been laid off or faces a furlough in the next few months because of the coronavirus’ economic impact on the media industry.

March 25 • Chapter News | #Florida News | #News About News
SPJ Florida offers business Zoom account to student newsrooms in need

By Kristen Grau Over the past couple of weeks, college professors have scrambled to make their weekly classes virtual.

March 18 • Chapter News | #Florida News | #News About News | #Scholarships/Grants | #Unions | #We The Journalists
SPJ Florida board speaks out against recent wave of layoffs

On Wednesday evening as reports come flooding in about newsroom layoffs around the state, the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter Board of Directors is once again compelled to condemn newspaper owners in the state of Florida for treating journalists as expendable. 

March 17 • Chapter News | #Florida News | #Scholarships/Grants
SPJ Florida launches new Hand Up Fund for journalists who’ve lost work

SPJ Florida board members are always saddened to hear about layoffs, downsizing and pay cuts — all things that have already happened to journalists in our state within the first few months of 2020.

February 26 • Chapter News | #Florida News | #News About News | #Unions
SPJ Florida stands with newsroom unions

In an age where staffs are dwindling but journalists’ responsibilities are growing, Florida is seeing a new burst in newsrooms vying for labor protections. 

February 12 • Chapter News | #Florida News | #Upcoming Events
Coming soon: a webinar on unionizing your newsroom

SPJ Florida and The NewsGuild are proud to present a free webinar for newsroom employees who are considering unionizing but don’t know where to start.