SPJ Florida Pro https://spjflorida.com The best in Florida journalism Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:03:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.8 Congrats 2017 Sunshine State Award Winners https://spjflorida.com/2017/07/congrats-2017-sunshine-state-award-winners/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/07/congrats-2017-sunshine-state-award-winners/#respond Sat, 22 Jul 2017 21:03:42 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=6925 The Sarasota Herald-Tribune took home 22 Sunshine State Awards — including eight first place spots — on Saturday, July 22 at the 23rd Annual Sunshine State Awards, held at the Newman Alumni Center at the University of Miami. Other big winners include the Sun Sentinel, Tampa Bay Times, and Miami Herald. See the full list […]

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2017-2018 SPJ Florida Pro Nominating Slate https://spjflorida.com/2017/06/2017-2018-nominating-slate/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/06/2017-2018-nominating-slate/#respond Wed, 21 Jun 2017 14:50:32 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=6676 The SPJ Florida Professional Chapter’s annual election meeting is scheduled for the evening of Saturday, July 22, 2017, following the Sunshine State Awards ceremony in Miami. Meet the 2017-2018 Florida Pro Nominating Slate: Officers President: Christiana Lilly A web poster for Newsmax, Lilly also freelances and has been published in outlets like the Miami Herald’s Indulge magazine, […]

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Run for the SPJ Florida Pro Board https://spjflorida.com/2017/06/run-spj-florida-pro-board/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/06/run-spj-florida-pro-board/#respond Mon, 05 Jun 2017 01:45:46 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=6435 The Society of Professional Journalists’ Florida Professional Chapter is looking for dedicated members interested in running for the board. We are now accepting nominations to fill positions on the 2017-2018 chapter board. You may nominate yourself or others. To be eligible to serve, candidates must: Be SPJ professional members in good standing (if running as a […]

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Minutes from June 1, 2017 https://spjflorida.com/2017/06/minutes-june-1-2017/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/06/minutes-june-1-2017/#comments Mon, 05 Jun 2017 00:37:28 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=6431 MEETING MINUTES SPJ Florida Board of Directors Meeting 7 p.m. | Thursday, June 1, 2017 Panera Bread | Boca Raton THE BOARD Dori Zinn, president Christiana Lilly, executive vice president Jason Parsley, membership vice president absent Emily Bloch, programs vice president Christopher Persaud, treasurer Abbi Perry, secretary Brandon Ballenger, immediate past president DIRECTORS Michele Boyet Chris Delboni […]

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Join Us: May/June Board Meeting https://spjflorida.com/2017/05/join-us-mayjune-board-meeting/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/05/join-us-mayjune-board-meeting/#respond Tue, 16 May 2017 13:50:37 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=6404 Join the SPJ Florida board for our June 1 meeting at 7 p.m. at the Panera Bread in Boca Raton. We’ll go over recent events, programs, conferences, and more. Do you plan on coming and want to add something to the agenda? Email President Dori Zinn and let her know what you’re thinking! Can’t make […]

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2017 Sunshine State Awards Finalists Announced! https://spjflorida.com/2017/05/2017-sunshine-state-awards-finalists-announced/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/05/2017-sunshine-state-awards-finalists-announced/#respond Fri, 12 May 2017 16:47:14 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=6395   2017 SPJ Sunshine State Awards Finalists in each category are presented in alphabetical order by organization. First-, second- and third-place finishers will be announced at a special event this summer (details to come). To correct errors or omissions, please contact Tim Dodson, tim@timdodson.com SPECIAL CATEGORIES James Batten Award for Public Service Sarasota Herald Tribune […]

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SPJ Florida condemns FAU for halting editor-in-chief from doing job https://spjflorida.com/2017/04/spj-florida-condemns-fau-halting-editor-chief-job/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/04/spj-florida-condemns-fau-halting-editor-chief-job/#comments Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:19:43 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=6330 The new editor-in-chief for Florida Atlantic University’s student-run newspaper, the University Press, has been denied his job simply for saying he would do his job. Joe Pye — a senior at FAU who could’ve graduated this semester, but instead decided to take more classes just to be the UP’s editor — was unanimously voted in […]

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Attorney Fee Bill Passes Legislature; Gov. Expected to Sign https://spjflorida.com/2017/04/attorney-fee-bill-passes-legislature-gov-expected-sign/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/04/attorney-fee-bill-passes-legislature-gov-expected-sign/#respond Fri, 21 Apr 2017 21:23:59 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=6326 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 […]

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SPJ Florida Hosts First-Ever Fake News Game Show https://spjflorida.com/2017/04/spj-florida-hosts-first-ever-fake-news-game-show/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/04/spj-florida-hosts-first-ever-fake-news-game-show/#respond Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:12:39 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=6306 By: Emily Bloch, VP of Programs Just because journalists report the news, doesn’t mean they always know what’s real and what’s fake. Neither seasoned professionals nor non-media players could tell the difference during SPJ Florida’s inaugural Fake News Game Show on March 30 in Fort Lauderdale. The trivia-style game featured two rounds of 15 questions each, […]

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High school students: share your censorship stories with us https://spjflorida.com/2017/03/high-school-students-share-censorship-stories-us/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/03/high-school-students-share-censorship-stories-us/#respond Tue, 28 Mar 2017 23:22:44 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=6295 If you’re a high school student that feels that you’ve been censored when it comes to writing, we are looking for you. Your rights as a writer are important, especially for the new wave of journalists. “Journalism in schools and colleges is ‘participatory civics,’ the most effective tool for engaging young people meaningfully in the […]

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