Orlando Authorities Refusing to Hand Over Public Records on Shooter

In the days following one of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, many media outlets have sought out information on the life and background of the shooter. On Tuesday, The Miami Herald published this, saying that the Orlando Police Department and other law enforcement agencies are refusing to release public records that both The Herald […]

Minutes from June 12, 2016

MEETING MINUTES SPJ Florida Board of Directors Meeting 7 p.m. | Monday, June 12, 2016 Florida Atlantic University | Boca Raton THE BOARD Dori Zinn, president PRESENT Christiana Lilly, executive vice president PRESENT Jason Parsley, membership vice president PRESENT Michele Boyet, programs vice president EXCUSED Christopher Persaud, treasurer PRESENT Abbi Perry, secretary PRESENT Brandon Ballenger, immediate […]

SPJ Florida Remembers Jonathan Camuy

Orlando journalist Jonathan Camuy was among those killed in the Orlando shooting early Sunday morning. Camuy, 25, worked on “La Voz Kids” on Telemundo produced in Orlando. He was previously part of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists student chapter in Puerto Rico before relocating to Orlando to work for Telemundo. Camuy’s death was announced […]

Honor the Late Larry Peterson by Sponsoring the Larry Peterson Memorial Award

The Society of Professional Journalists – Region 3 and the Savannah Morning News are introducing a new award for exceptional work under the category of investigative journalism. The award is named after a distinguished Georgia investigative journalist from Savannah, Georgia — Larry Peterson. Larry Peterson, a political writer and editor for the Savannah Morning News, passed away in […]

SPJ Members Get Discount When Joining Demo Reel Workshops

Demo Reel Workshops take place once a month in cities across the US, including in Florida. SPJ members get 15 percent off workshops! Reel Media Group’s members have access to performance coaches, vocal coaches, seminars and our signature Job Catalyst Program. Members upload their reel in our showcase. Weekly, we pitch talent we have worked with […]