SPJ Florida Pro https://spjflorida.com The best in Florida journalism Mon, 13 Nov 2017 05:02:11 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9 SPJ Florida hosts sessions at FSPA District 7 conference https://spjflorida.com/2017/11/spj-florida-fspa-district-7/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/11/spj-florida-fspa-district-7/#respond Mon, 13 Nov 2017 03:57:34 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7143 SPJ Florida board and chapter members volunteered their Saturday to educate middle and high school journalists about the field with interactive presentations during the District 7 conference for the Florida Scholastic Press Association. Held at Nova Southeastern University, the conference was attended by more than 650 students from Broward, Palm Beach and Martin Counties. The […]

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SPJ Florida signs amicus brief in support of journalistic privilege https://spjflorida.com/2017/11/spj-florida-signs-amicus-brief/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/11/spj-florida-signs-amicus-brief/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 23:23:20 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7124 SPJ Florida joined journalism organizations in support of a journalists’ right to privilege in the case of journalists being forced to reveal their unpublished work product. The University of Florida’s Brechner Center for Freedom of Information submitted the amicus brief, which was signed by SPJ Florida, the Florida Press Association, the First Amendment Foundation, and the Florida […]

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SPJ Florida Board Travels to Dallas for College Media Convention https://spjflorida.com/2017/11/spj-florida-travels-dallas-college-media-convention/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/11/spj-florida-travels-dallas-college-media-convention/#respond Thu, 09 Nov 2017 00:24:56 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7131 Last week, SPJ Florida board members traveled to Texas — armed with both fake blood and fake news. Vice President of Programming Emily Bloch, Board of Directors member Michele Boyet, and Student Representative Kerri-Marie Covington attended the 2017 ACP/CMA Fall National College Media Convention in Dallas, Texas from Oct. 26 to 29 to educate students […]

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Minutes from Oct. 18, 2017 https://spjflorida.com/2017/11/minutes-oct-18-2017/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/11/minutes-oct-18-2017/#respond Mon, 06 Nov 2017 19:37:44 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7118 Minutes from Oct. 18, 2017 SPJ Florida Board of Directors Meeting 7 p.m. | Wednesday, October 18, 2017 Sun Sentinel Media Group | Deerfield Beach   THE BOARD Christiana Lilly, President Abbi, Executive Vice President Ryan (via chat), VP for membership Emily Bloch, Vice President of Programming Brendon Lies, Secretary Chris Persaud, Treasurer Dori Zinn, […]

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SPJ Florida brings back freelancer lunch for November https://spjflorida.com/2017/10/freelancer-lunch-november/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/10/freelancer-lunch-november/#respond Mon, 30 Oct 2017 20:49:05 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7112 SPJ Florida hosted its first freelance lunch in October, and will be bringing back the hang out on Nov. 8 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. So come on out and eat with your fellow South Florida freelance journalists! Share tips, pitches, critiques, complaints, contacts, or just vent. We’ll meet at Funky Buddha in Oakland Park at […]

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The transgender community and the media discussion coming Nov. 30 https://spjflorida.com/2017/10/transgender-media-discussion/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/10/transgender-media-discussion/#respond Mon, 30 Oct 2017 20:42:00 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7104 With more transgender actors in Hollywood, the impending military ban, and so-called “bathroom bills,” how well is the media covering the transgender community? SPJ Florida and the Stonewall National Museum & Archives invite you to an open discussion on how we can better serve the community in our reporting on Nov. 30 at 7 p.m. […]

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Join SPJ Florida for its first freelancer lunch meet up https://spjflorida.com/2017/10/join-spj-florida-first-freelancer-lunch-meet/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/10/join-spj-florida-first-freelancer-lunch-meet/#respond Fri, 06 Oct 2017 23:38:06 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7092 Freelancing can get lonely. If you want a good reason to go out in public, why not hang/commiserate with your fellow South Florida Freelancers? Come on out to Funky Buddha Brewery for a lunch meet up. There’s no agenda, no speaker. Just dish. Talk about whatever you like. Got questions? Check out our Facebook event or email […]

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SPJ Florida Talks With Active Voice Fellow, Melissa Gomez https://spjflorida.com/2017/10/active-voice-fellow-melissa-gomez/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/10/active-voice-fellow-melissa-gomez/#respond Mon, 02 Oct 2017 17:23:53 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7078 Student journalists don’t have full First Amendment rights, and New Voices is working to change that. A national movement, the law has been passed in a number of states and SPJ Florida is working with the Student Press Law Center to help pass it in the Sunshine State. Just this week, Frank LoMonte wrote a […]

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SPJ Florida Wins Chapter of the Year Award Second Year in a Row https://spjflorida.com/2017/09/spj-florida-chapter-of-the-year-second-year-in-a-row/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/09/spj-florida-chapter-of-the-year-second-year-in-a-row/#respond Mon, 18 Sep 2017 16:49:12 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7056 The Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists won the coveted “Chapter of the Year” award for the second year in a row and for the fourth time in eight years. “I love this award because it shows how amazing this board is at creating and continuing effective programs and events to educate journalists, […]

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Minutes From Aug. 23, 2017 https://spjflorida.com/2017/09/minutes-aug-23-2017/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/09/minutes-aug-23-2017/#respond Fri, 15 Sep 2017 01:54:02 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7040 SPJ Florida Board of Directors Meeting 7 p.m. | Wednesday, August 23, 2017 The Buzz Agency | Delray Beach   THE BOARD Christiana Lilly, President Abbi, Executive Vice President Ryan (via chat), VP for membership Emily Bloch, Vice President of Programming Brendon Lies, Secretary Chris Persaud, Treasurer Dori Zinn, Immediate Past President Brandon Ballenger, director […]

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