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…

Tragic deaths

SPJ and SPJ Georgia responds to death of Virginia journalists “The Society of Professional Journalists is deeply saddened and shocked by the news today regarding the fatal shootings of WDBJ-7 journalists Alison Parker, 24, and Adam Ward, 27,” said Paul Fletcher, president-elect of the Society of Professional Journalists. Parker, a reporter, and Ward, a videographer,…

Get ready to become a freelancer; couple finds love for community journalism

Welcome new 2015 SPJ Georgia members: Jim Crane, Executive Director of Standards and Practices, CNN; Stephany Fisher, CBSAtlanta 46, anchor; Alvie Hackle, staff writer, Statesboro Herald; Karen Huppertz, columnist for Atlanta Journal-Constitution; J Kenley Jones, Statesboro, Georgia; Sandee LaMotte, Executive Producer, Special Projects, CBS Atlanta 46; Cristy Lenz, Supervisor, CNN National Desk; Paige M. Peebles-McDuffie, Freelance journalist, Independence Day Publishing; Andy Miller, CEO/Editor…