Boston Globe Seeks Applicants for Summer Internship Program

College students: The Boston Globe is now seeking applicants for its 2019 summer internship program. The Globe provides its interns with the opportunity to work as reporters, or as a photographer or copy editor. The 12-week, paid internship places reporter-interns in the publication’s News, Business, Living/Arts, and Sports departments; photo interns shoot stills and video…

SPJ Georgia releases statement on Nydia Tisdale case

Citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale has been cleared of the most serious charges stemming from her arrest at a Republican rally in North Georgia, but has been ordered by a judge to pay a $1,000 fine, serve 12 months probation and complete community service owing to a misdemeanor obstruction charge. Below is SPJ Georgia’s official statement…

Georgia’s Supreme Court has “Upper Hand” in New JQC

“For the first time, the JQC also will make records and information regarding the commission’s administrative matters subject to public scrutiny. The new bill also establishes a mechanism by which a panel’s appointing authorities may, by unanimous vote, remove a panel member.” – Daily Report The Judicial Qualification Reform Act of 2017 now awaits the…

Judges want to hide their discipline hearings

AJC columnist Jay Bookman pointed out in a recent article that judges would like to handle their judicial disciplining behind closed doors. The move to secrecy is important since the Judicial Qualifications Commission has publicly reprimanded 60 judges in Georgia over the last eight years. But now, Bookman writes, judges want to change the process dramatically….

Local SPJ member announces findings from crime reporter and PIO surveys

INDIANAPOLIS – Much like other journalists, crime reporters say Public Information Officers (PIOs) often make their jobs more difficult by creating barriers to agency experts who have information the public needs to know. In two separate reports, released by the Society of Professional Journalists today as part of Sunshine Week, crime reporters and police public information…