More than 60 journos attend SPJ Region 3 conference

CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA — On a sunny spring day in the middle of Charleston’s historic district during its busiest time of year — Spring Break, more than 60 journalists gathered at the College of Charleston for the 2018 SPJ Spring Conference & Freelance Blitz. It was full day of programming and sharing for both freelance and…

SPJ Georgia Hosting Freelance Fair on May 6

Looking for more freelance gigs? Publications from all across Metro Atlanta will be here, in need of writers, photographers and other talented journalists. Plus, did you know freelancers have to file their taxes FOUR times a year? Are you writing off enough expenses? Learn more about the world of freelancing with an H&R Block tax…

How to cover transgender people in the media

On Saturday October 29 I spoke at the MediAtlanta conference on the topic of covering transgender people in the media. My goal for the day was to focus on the GLAAD Media Guide. I feel that it is not only a good, but a necessary supplement to the Associated Press Style Guide for journalists who…

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…