Early bird registration of $100 for the National Writers’ Workshop ’08 ends Monday, June 9. Sign up at www.sun-sentinel.com/writers
Who: South Florida Black Journalists Association and The Frugalista Files What: First Friday Happy Hour When: 6 p.m. to midnight on June 6 Where: Mr. Chu’s, 890 Washington Avenue, Miami Beach Cost: ree Hook up: $5 valet parking, free appetizers and two-for-one drink specials from 6 to 8 p.m. For more info: (954) 699-3213
The Society of Professional Journalists, along with the Government Accountability Project and 50 other organizations, has signed onto a letter addressed to Sen.’s Joseph Lieberman (D-Conn.); Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Daniel Akaka (D-Hawaii); and Rep.’s Henry Waxman (D-Calif.); Tom Davis (R-Va.) and Todd Platts (R-Pa.) in support of increased protections for whistleblowers.
Leaders of the Society of Professional Journalists say a federal judge’s order to force Washington Times National Security Reporter William Gertz to testify before grand jury further illustrates the need for a federal shield law.
Journalists in search of inspiration found it at last night’s 2008 Sunshine State Awards. They heard it in the words of keynote speakers Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams. And, they saw it on the faces of colleagues honored for their outstanding contribution to journalism in the state of Florida. Fainaru-Wada and Williams, the San Francisco Chronicle investigative team that exposed the explosive BALCO steroid scandal in