SPJ Florida Pro https://spjflorida.com The best in Florida journalism Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:29:15 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.5 SPJ Florida presents free Facebook training session https://spjflorida.com/2018/04/spj-florida-presents-free-facebook-training-session/ https://spjflorida.com/2018/04/spj-florida-presents-free-facebook-training-session/#respond Thu, 19 Apr 2018 19:27:51 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7436 Learn how to use Facebook for good instead of evil. Facebook has been all over the news recently. But did you know you can use Facebook to cover your own news? SPJ and Facebook have teamed up to train journalists around the country on Facebook’s best practices and best-kept secrets. The traveling program stops at Florida Atlantic […]

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SPJ Florida Hosting a Panel on Abuse in the Newsroom https://spjflorida.com/2018/04/abuse-in-the-newsroom-panel/ https://spjflorida.com/2018/04/abuse-in-the-newsroom-panel/#respond Wed, 11 Apr 2018 14:54:13 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7386 Space is limited, register now! The list of men accused of sexually harassing or abusing their female employees and colleagues is seemingly endless: Matt Lauer, Bill O’Reilly, Mark Halperin, Jann Wenner, Roger Ailes. The news came to light this last fall when scores of women came forward with their personal stories. In November 2017, SPJ President Rebecca […]

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All Star Pitch https://spjflorida.com/2018/03/all-star-pitch/ https://spjflorida.com/2018/03/all-star-pitch/#respond Wed, 28 Mar 2018 20:53:57 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7355 SPJ Florida’s All Star Pitch event will get a bunch of hiring editors in one room (with beer!) and participants can pitch them their best. All our welcome, free to attend! This freelance fair on steroids will give writers a chance to chat with local editors from publications including Fort Lauderdale Magazine, Gulfstream Media Group, Boca […]

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SPJ Florida Hosts Tallahassee’s First Fake News Game Show https://spjflorida.com/2018/03/fngs-tallahassee/ https://spjflorida.com/2018/03/fngs-tallahassee/#respond Fri, 23 Mar 2018 02:59:59 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7346 About 40 people came to the Tallahassee Democrat’s meeting and training space on Feb. 16 to participate in an engaging (and sometimes raucous) Fake News Game Show. Ryan Dailey, SPJ Florida’s vice president of membership and the Democrat’s former K-12 education reporter, served as a first-time game show host for the night. The FNGS event […]

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Minutes from Feb. 21, 2018 https://spjflorida.com/2018/02/minutes-feb-21-2018/ https://spjflorida.com/2018/02/minutes-feb-21-2018/#respond Tue, 27 Feb 2018 00:31:39 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7329 Minutes from Feb. 21, 2018 SPJ Florida Board of Directors Meeting 7 p.m. | Wednesday, February 21, 2018 FAU University Press Newsroom | Boca Raton   THE BOARD Christiana Lilly, President Abbi Perry, Executive Vice President Ryan Dailey (via chat), VP for membership Emily Bloch, Vice President of Programming Brendon Lies, Secretary Christopher Persaud, Treasurer […]

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As Hazelwood turns 30, SPJ Florida stands with New Voices https://spjflorida.com/2018/01/hazelwood-turns-30/ https://spjflorida.com/2018/01/hazelwood-turns-30/#respond Wed, 31 Jan 2018 17:57:27 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7251 On Jan. 13, 1988, the United States Supreme Court ruled on a Missouri high school newspaper case, where students felt their First Amendment rights had been violated. The year before, the Journalism II class was forced to eliminate pages from the newspaper shortly before they went to press because the principal deemed the topics they […]

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Fake News Tallahassee Takeover  https://spjflorida.com/2018/01/fake-news-game-show-tallahassee/ https://spjflorida.com/2018/01/fake-news-game-show-tallahassee/#respond Mon, 29 Jan 2018 16:53:39 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7244   Last year, SPJ Florida introduced its Fake News Game Show to the public — letting journalists and non-journalists alike take part in a round of news trivia. Now, we’re bringing it to the state capital. Through a partnership with The Tallahassee Democrat, we’ll be holding the city’s first-ever Fake News Game Show on Feb. 16. […]

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January freelancer lunch meetup https://spjflorida.com/2018/01/january-freelancer-meetup/ https://spjflorida.com/2018/01/january-freelancer-meetup/#respond Mon, 08 Jan 2018 21:05:45 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7219 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 Warsaw Coffee Company 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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Westland Hialeah, Robinson High Schools win inaugural newsroom grants https://spjflorida.com/2018/01/westland-hialeah-robinson-newsroom-grants/ https://spjflorida.com/2018/01/westland-hialeah-robinson-newsroom-grants/#respond Wed, 03 Jan 2018 19:00:34 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7216 SPJ Florida is proud to award its inaugural high school newsroom grant to Westland Hialeah Senior High School, located in Hialeah, and Thomas Richard Robinson High School, located in Tampa. Both schools will receive $500 to go towards their media programs. “We already have an established scholarship program for college journalists, and it’s been a […]

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SPJ Florida co-hosts panel on covering disasters https://spjflorida.com/2017/12/disaster-panel/ https://spjflorida.com/2017/12/disaster-panel/#respond Tue, 26 Dec 2017 21:58:07 +0000 https://spjflorida.com/?p=7187 With hurricane season officially over, SPJ Florida joined with fellow journalism groups in South Florida to host a discussion about our reporting of natural disasters and their aftermath. Hosted with the South Florida Black Journalists Association and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists South Florida chapter, speakers were varied in their experience in different media, […]

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