South Florida Black Journalists Association Happy Hour

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

SPJ Signs Letter Supporting Whistleblower Act

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.

Inspiration at the 2008 Sunshine State Awards

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