Join us for SPJ regional conference on Oct. 29

SPJ’s Region 3 conference is Saturday, Oct. 29 – and  we’ve built it for pro journalists looking to get their hands dirty. In just a few hours, for just a few bucks, and with just a few classmates, you can learn practical skills you can actually use on the job. More info at

Government leaders using phones to message during open meetings

The AJC watchdog Chris Joyner recently wrote about a worrisome practice – council members using their cell phones during open meetings. Opponents in Milton were recently corresponding with a city councilor during public discussions of their issue, prompting questions of impropriety since Sunshine laws demand most government meetings be totally open. After the story published,…