SPJ GA develops police de-escalation training with GPSTC

The Society of Professional Journalists Georgia Chapter has partnered with the Georgia Public Safety Training Center (GPSTC) to develop an online training course for law enforcement officials on interacting with the news media during times of civil unrest. The course, produced with guidance from the Georgia First Amendment Foundation and the UGA Law School’s First…

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…

SPJ Georgia announces positions, candidates for 2020 Board of Directors

As required by our chapter bylaws, SPJ Georgia will be hosting an annual election this fall in order to fill our board of directors for the 2020 calendar year. Candidates for each position are below, with a description of each person along with the office they seek. Officers President Charlotte Norsworthy: A graduate student at…

SPJ Georgia seeking candidates for 2020 Board of Directors

As required by our chapter bylaws, the Society of Professional Journalists’ Georgia Pro Chapter will be hosting an annual election this December in order to fill our board of directors for the 2020 calendar year. SPJ Georgia’s board consists of nine members, of which five are returning. Continuing on into 2020 are our treasurer Pam…