Minutes from March 9, 2017

MEETING MINUTES SPJ Florida Board of Directors Meeting 7 p.m. | Thursday, March 9, 2017 Panera Bread | Boca Raton THE BOARD Dori Zinn, president Christiana Lilly, executive vice president Jason Parsley, membership vice president Christopher Persaud, treasurer Abbi Perry, secretary Brandon Ballenger, immediate past president  Michele Boyet, director  Aurora Dominguez, director absent Brendon Lies, director Dina […]

Join Us: Fake News Game Show March 30 in Fort Lauderdale

Think you can spot fake news? Join us for our first Fake News Game Show on March 30 at Undergrounds Coffeehaus in Fort Lauderdale. This trivia-style game show will test your knowledge. See if you can tell the difference between real and fake stories. Teams of 2-4 people can register from 6:30-7 p.m. and the […]


Planning a career in journalism? SPJ Florida is giving $3,500 in scholarships. Interested? Read on…     NEW For 2017: WE’RE GIVING AWAY MORE MONEY To honor the fight for press freedom and support young Florida journalists, we have added a second award. First Place: $2,500  |  Second Place: $1,000  For consideration, the applicant must meet the […]

SPJ Florida and Other Journalism Groups Condemn WLRN Takeover From School Board

The Miami-Dade School Board is looking to take control over local public radio and television station WLRN by directly managing it. The board, which already owns the station, is now looking to abolish the management of WLRN — the nonprofit South Florida Public Media — and give themselves direct control over operations. The operating agreement, […]

Freelance Fair A Hit at Pride Center in Fort Lauderdale

The Florida Pro chapter of The Society of Professional Journalists hosted a Freelance Fair on Saturday, an event which married 80 freelance journalists who are looking for gigs with representatives from 16 local publications, including The Miami Herald, Debt.com, RISE News and more.   The community room at The Pride Center in Wilton Manors was […]