EIJ 2012: SPJ Excellence in Journalism In Our Backyard!

The journalism elite have descended on Fort Lauderdale for the Radio Television Digital News Association and Society of Professional Journalists’ Excellence in Journalism 2012 national convention at the Harbor Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Pre-convention workshops, breakout sessions and the Opening Business session began today and the convention will be in full-swing Friday morning. Full the complete […]

SPJ and Social Media: An Open Letter

By Brandon Ballenger (p.p. SPJ South Florida’s board of directors) Social media offer SPJ an enormous and largely free opportunity to better recruit, engage, and serve its membership and the journalism community. It’s a chance to increase SPJ’s relevance through timely discussion and response to events concerning professional and student journalists, and to demonstrate our […]

SPJ Editorial: Red, Dead and Irrelevant?

By Lynn Walsh While it may be over for the Red and Dead, the fast-paced events surrounding the shake-up and walk-out at the University of Georgia’s independent student newspaper, The Red and Black also caused a stir within the Society of Professional Journalists. This post is not meant to be a play-by-play of what happened. […]

2011 Sunshine State Awards Honor Florida’s Best Journalism

NEWS from SPJ South Florida Pro Chapter Contact: Tim Dodson, tim@timdodson.com / 305-562-5796 2011 Sunshine State Awards Honor Florida’s Best Journalism HOLLYWOOD, Fla., June 11, 2011 – An Orlando Sentinel night police reporter in his first year as a journalist won top honors Saturday in the 2011 Sunshine State Awards. The statewide journalism competition, which recognizes Florida’s […]