Rebecca Schneid Honored as High School Journalist of the Year

Rebecca Schneid, the co-editor-in-chief of The Eagle Eye at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, was awarded the inaugural Teenlink/Sun Sentinel/SPJ Florida High School Journalism Awards. The junior was presented with a certificate on April 30 at Archbishop Edward A. McCarthy High School in Davie, where her fellow newsroom colleagues swept the awards with 18 […]

All Star Pitch Freelance Event Hits a Home Run

It was like speed dating, but everyone had burgers and resumes in hand instead of little black books. On April 28, SPJ Florida hosted All Star Pitch — a hiring opportunity for local freelancers. The inaugural event took place at BurgerFi in Fort Lauderdale and let writers pitch editors from about 10 local, regional and […]

Board Travels to NYC College Media Convention

Armed with real advice and fake news, SPJ Florida board members traveled to New York City last month to educate young minds at the 2018 College Media Advisors Spring Convention. Representing the chapter, Vice President of Programming Emily Bloch, Board of Directors member Michele Boyet and Student Representative Kerri-Marie Covington presented sessions on a range […]

Every Day Should Be Save Student Newsrooms Day

In a movement garnered by dozens of student newspapers across the country, April 25 was  Save Student Newsrooms Day. Editorials were written, SPJ national put out an official press release in support of it, and our SPJ Region 3 director wrote his own editorial on the topic—but more on that later. SPJ Florida has been an advocate […]

SPJ Florida Hosting a Panel on Abuse in the Newsroom

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 […]