Journalists, editors and students: How to take care of yourself during COVID-19

By: Charlotte Norsworthy, SPJ Georgia President SPJ Georgia recognizes the unique challenges the journalism industry faces in covering the COVID-19 crisis. Journalists are answering the call of duty by equipping the public with crucial updates on the spread of the virus. However, in doing so, journalists are also experiencing various levels of stress, trauma and…

IRE Watchdog Workshop: Tools for Investigative Reporting

A great, inexpensive opportunity for journalists of all types to gain important watchdog skills on Friday, Oct. 18. Led by an IRE (Investigative Reporters & Editors) trainer and sponsored by the Society of Professional Journalists, Georgia Chapter (SPJ GA). Six sessions in this daylong workshop cover: 1) building watchdogging into your daily routine, 2) backgrounding…

Oz Magazine Seeks Writers

Calling all Atlanta freelancers: Oz Magazine — Atlanta’s film, television and entertainment publication since 1990 — is hiring contributing writers for its July/August issue. Oz is looking for: AP Style writing Written narrative and Q & A writing experience Film influencers Blog following Background/knowledge of the film/entertainment industry Please submit your writing sample with a…

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…

Calling all freelance journalists and editors who work with them!

Looking to further your freelance career? Want to meet editors who commission freelance work? Join SPJ Georgia on Saturday, April 27, at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution headquarters to speak with editors from across metro Atlanta. You’ll be able to meet one-on-one with editors for 10 minutes each to talk through pitches, learn about publications’ freelancing policies,…