Sources of Color for Journalists
SPJ Georgia Series: Covering Extremist Groups in Georgia
The aim of the series is three-fold; to educate Georgia journalists about who the groups are and what they believe in with a particular emphasis on the Peach State, a rundown on organizations who are keeping tabs on them and assessing their threat level and how journalists can cover them effectively and safely.
April 13: Atlanta Journal-Constitution investigative reporter Chris Joyner and Atlanta Journal-Constitution D.C. correspondent Tia Mitchell
April 27: Susan Corke, Intelligence Project director at Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC); Amy Iandiorio, investigative researcher with the Anti-Defamation League (ADL); and Dr. Cas Mudde, professor at the University of Georgia’s School of Public and International Affairs and author of The Far Right Today.
May 11: Henry Schuster, 60 Minutes producer
SPJ Georgia Fall Virtual Series
Freelancer Workshop: Covering Civil Unrest
- September 2 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Join SPJ Georgia for a moderated discussion featuring three Georgia freelancers who will discuss their experiences covering protests. Panelists include Haisten Willis, George Chidi and Ben Gray. Register here.
Student Workshop: Information Gathering at Public/Private Colleges
- September 9 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Join SPJ Georgia and SPJ at UGA for a student rights workshop on covering public & private universities amid a pandemic and upcoming election. Panelists include First Amendment Scholar Jonathan Peters, Rebecca Burns of The Red & Black and Debbie Blankenship of Mercer. Register here.
Election Workshop: Covering a Presidential Election in the Middle of a Pandemic
- September 16 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Join SPJ Georgia for a workshop on covering a presidential election in rural communities. Panelists include Caitlyn Stroh-Page of The Athens Banner-Herald, Rana Cash of The Savannah Morning News and Dale Russell at FOX-5. Register here.
COVID-19 Workshop: By The Numbers. Who to Trust and How to Visualize
In partnership with the Atlanta Press Club
- September 23 at 7:30 p.m. via Zoom
Join SPJ Georgia for a panel workshop on covering the pandemic by the numbers. Panelists include Glen Nowak of Center for Health & Risk Communication, Maggie Lee, a freelance reporter and data specialist and Sabriya Rice of the Association for Health Care Journalists. Register here.
Virtual Facebook Training: Reaching Rural Georgia During COVID-19
- April 18 at 11:30 a.m. via Zoom
Join us for a Facebook Training webinar led by longtime journalist J. Kyle Foster on navigating Facebook Groups to access rural communities in the South while covering COVID-19. This webinar will be conducted via Zoom, and the Zoom information will be sent out to registered attendees. Register here.
COVID-19: Taking Care of Journalists and Journalism
- March 23 at 1:00 p.m. via Zoom
Attend this free webinar hosted by the Freedom Forum to discuss ways journalists can better report on the COVID-19 pandemic along with ways we can support one another during this time of uncertainty. Register here.
SPJ Georgia Mixer
- March 6 at 6:30 p.m. at the Georgia Beer Garden
Come meet the 2020 SPJ Georgia Board and fellow members at our first event of the year. Take MARTA to the MLK Station or park on Chamberlain Street or other side streets, not on Edgewood Ave. Parking info here. Register here.
69th Southern Regional Press Institute
- February 20-21 at Savannah State University
The two-day conference features keynote speakers, multiple concurrent workshops, contests and a job fair. Through its workshops and speakers, SRPI provides training for elementary, middle, high school and college students with an interest in mass media. Register here.