Mar. 17, 2009  

Support Group for Displaced Journalists

message-from-chapter.jpgAs the president of the South Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, I didn’t want to stay silent on the issue of the layoffs that have devastated our industry.

We at SPJ want to say how sorry we are to all of you who lost your jobs recently and in past months.

We are starting a support group for displaced (laid off-bought out) journalists, and possibly an email listserve. Somewhere we can all share information about job leads, freelancing, health insurance, financial tips, and yes, feelings. We may have guest experts stop by, such as financial planner Laura Walsh. That’s up to you.

We will start the first group at Starbuck’s at 3305 Sheridan St., Hollywood, on Wednesday, March 25, at 7 p.m. (Please note: The date has changed to Wednesday.)

We’ve just added a second group in Miami-Dade. It will meet Tuesday, March 24, at 7 p.m. in the back room at John Martin’s Restaurant, 253 Miracle Mile, Miami.

If this is something you would be interested in, please respond to me at

Julie Kay
SPJ South Florida
Chapter President

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