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 sizingupthesouth.com/atlanta/

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,…