SPJ Florida board speaks out against recent wave of layoffs

On Wednesday evening as reports come flooding in about newsroom layoffs around the state, the Society of Professional Journalists Florida Pro Chapter Board of Directors is once again compelled to condemn newspaper owners in the state of Florida for treating journalists as expendable. 

SPJ Florida launches new Hand Up Fund for journalists who’ve lost work

SPJ Florida board members are always saddened to hear about layoffs, downsizing and pay cuts — all things that have already happened to journalists in our state within the first few months of 2020.

SPJ Florida hosts free webinar on newsrooms unionizing

In the middle of covering the coronavirus, journalists from across the country took an hour out to talk about something entirely different: unionizing.

SPJ Starts Recovering Journalist Support Group in Palm Beach County

We've held meetings for laid off journalists in Broward and Miami-Dade. Now it's Palm Beach's turn. Patty Doherty, whose husband is a culinary-institute trained chef, recently opened a restaurant in Jupiter's Abacoa called Cooks. She promises free coffee and WiFi to SPJ...

After the Jump – A Project to Help Laid-Off Journalists

Stacey Singer of The Palm Beach Post and the SPJ South Florida Pro Chapter are spearheading a project to create a non-profit entity to will raise and distribute funds to journalists in transition. We invite everyone interested in making the project a reality to attend the first meeting. Sunday, March 29th, 11 AM, Panera Bread, 2101 N Federal Hwy #114, Pompano Beach, FL 33062.

NYT: Not Laid Off? How to Aid the Less Fortunate

NYT: Not Laid Off? How to Aid the Less Fortunate “One of the signature emotions of this particular recession, besides the populist rage that boiled over this week, is a bit of survivor’s guilt.