SPJ Florida Wins Chapter of the Year Award Second Year in a Row

The Florida chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists won the coveted “Chapter of the Year” award for the second year in a row and for the fourth time in eight years. “I love this award because it shows how amazing this board is at creating and continuing effective programs and events to educate journalists, […]

2009 Sunshine State Award Winners Announced

The South Florida Society of Professional Journalists recognized the deserving winners of its 2009 Sunshine State Awards during a ceremony tonight at the Art & Culture Center of Hollywood in Hollywood, Florida. The Sunshine State Awards honor excellence in journalism in the state of Florida. This year marked the 15th anniversary of the awards. Congratulations to all of this year’s winners, including the winners of the prestigious James Batten Award for Public Service: Jack Dolan, Matthew Haggman, and Rob Barry of The Miami Herald. Find out the names of the other winners here.

Free Training Opportunity for Journalists

Technology, Innovation and Insight for Traditional Journalists
WHO: We’d prefer that you’re a newspaper refugee, but we won’t turn away working journalists or anyone working in communications. Sorry – this time, we will not take technologists, consultants, academics or students. We’re going to check, so don’t try to pull a fast one on us.
WHEN: Wednesday, March 25th at 3pm Eastern Time. The training session will last 75 minutes.

CJR: Listening to Kilgore

Columbia Journalism Review: Listening to Kilgore “Barney Kilgore, the inventor of the modern Wall Street Journal and, in important respects, the best of America journalism as we know it, died back in 1967. But he has something to say about journalism today, and we ought to listen.”

Poynter: Cloud Journalism and the Fate of Beats

Poynter: Cloud Journalism and the Fate of Beats Jobs — including jobs in journalism — just aren’t what they used to be. Earlier this week, consultant Robert Patterson observed after reviewing trends in unemployment statistics that “the idea of a ‘job’ as a full-time object that can support a person or even a family, is […]