SPJ Georgia releases statement on Nydia Tisdale case

Citizen journalist Nydia Tisdale has been cleared of the most serious charges stemming from her arrest at a Republican rally in North Georgia, but has been ordered by a judge to pay a $1,000 fine, serve 12 months probation and complete community service owing to a misdemeanor obstruction charge. Below is SPJ Georgia’s official statement…

Best Case/Worst Case: Photography Tips & Tricks for Writers

Writers today are often tasked with shooting photos while on assignment, either with a professional-grade camera or, more often than not, with their phone. And even when a professional photographer is on hand, it can be tricky knowing exactly what to say. How do you best clue them in on the story and what’s happening…

FREELANCERS: Join us for lunch & conversation Jan. 27

Are you a journalist? Do you freelance? Would you like to? If you answered yes to any of these questions then you (yes, you) should join SPJ Georgia for lunch and discussion on the mysterious, wonderful world of freelancing. No speaker. No agenda. Just casual conversation among friends and freelancers. Here are the deets: Location: Café at…

SPJ Georgia freelance committee meeting

ANNOUNCEMENT: The SPJ Georgia Pro committee on freelance journalism will meet on Wednesday, Dec. 13, 7:30 p.m. at Alon’s Bakery on Ashford Dunwoody Road. Address: 4505 Ashford Dunwoody Rd., Atlanta, GA 30346. Anyone interested in this committee or meeting should contact committee chair Mark Woolsey at NoozFlash@Gmail.com or SPJ Georgia board member Haisten Willis at Haisten.Willis@Gmail.com.

Member Spotlight: Fresh from CSU, Sam Sachs ready to step into full-time journalism

SPJ Georgia member Sam Sachs graduated from Columbus State University in May 2017, where he wrote extensively for the school newspaper, The Saber. SPJ Georgia board member Haisten Willis interviewed Sachs for October’s membership spotlight. Willis’ questions are below, followed by Sachs’ answers (interview edited for length and clarity). 1. Why did you decide to join…