SPJ Georgia Denounces HB734 — the ‘Ethics in Journalism Act’

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Haisten Willis, SPJ Georgia Past President, (770) 862-4926, haisten.willis@gmail.com Brenda Goodman, SPJ Georgia Board Member, bkdgoodman@gmail.com ATLANTA– The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) Georgia Pro Chapter denounces HB734—the “Ethics in Journalism Act.” The bill is clearly meant to intimidate journalists and chill the important work of holding powerful people and organizations…

Freelancer Lunch Set for March 26 at Cafe Lily

If you’re a freelancer looking for some great food and discussion with fellow journalists, please join us at our next lunch gathering. SPJ Georgia’s next freelancer lunch will be held at noon on Tuesday, March 26 at Cafe Lily (308 W Ponce de Leon Ave, Unit B, Decatur 30030). There’s no speaker and no agenda,…

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…