Coalition of Journalism Orgs Condemn Detainment of Journalists in Atlanta, Fight for Freelancer Protections

Contact:  Charlotte Norsworthy, SPJ GA President, charlottefnorsworthy@gmail.com, 912-492-6946 Willoughby Mariano, AAJA Atlanta President, willoughby.mariano@gmail.com  Amir Vera, AABJ President, president@aabj.org  UGA Law School’s First Amendment Clinic,  FAClinic@uga.edu, (706) 227-5421 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  UPDATE June 3, 2020: We are pleased to announce that since the release of this statement Monday afternoon, additional organizations have joined the coalition…

SPJ Georgia Condemns Violence Against Journalists Covering George Floyd Protests

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Charlotte Norsworthy, SPJ Georgia President, charlottefnorsworthy@gmail.com ATLANTA — The Georgia Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists strongly condemns the deliberate and unprovoked violence against journalists across the country covering protests of George Floyd’s wrongful death.  This statement follows an SPJ Georgia statement from May 29 condemning the arrest of…

SPJ Georgia Supports CNN After On-Air Arrest

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Charlotte Norsworthy, SPJ Georgia President, charlottefnorsworthy@gmail.com KC Wildmoon, SPJ Georgia Secretary, kwildmoon@gmail.com ATLANTA — The Georgia Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists stands with our national organization and the Minnesota chapter in demanding answers from the Minnesota State Patrol regarding the arrest this morning of CNN crew covering the…

SPJ Georgia Awards Books to Journalism Students

The SPJ Georgia Student Affairs Committee has awarded five journalism students across the state with the Student Book Award. The Student Book Award, launched earlier this year, seeks to supply Georgia journalism students with a bestselling book written by national investigative journalists. The award was established in order to provide resources and inspiration to aspiring…

Using Facebook to tap into your communities

SPJ Georgia hosted a free Facebook Training for Journalists webinar on April 18 to help teach Georgia journalists how to better access their communities amidst COVID-19.  The webinar, led by industry pro Kyle Foster, included tips on advanced searching, going live with community members to answer their questions, and accessing community groups to source stories…