Controversy With UGA’s Red & Black Staff, SPJ Leaders’ Feud Provide Great Social Media Lesson

This month’s walkout of the editors at University of Georgia’s Red & Black and the disagreement between two leaders of Society of Professional Journalists over how to respond provide a great lesson in the power of blogging and social media.

Two generations of UA journalism standouts make trip to Gainesville for SPJ regional conference

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Five University of Alabama students at the Society of Professional Journalists Southeastern regional conference this weekend in Gainesville, Fla. represent two generations of collegiate journalists, most of whom have worked at The Crimson White.

Using Helen Thomas incident as journalism teaching tool?

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Today in my Journalistic Principles class I am planning to revisit one of the most challenging and distasteful experiences I have had as a member of the Society of Professional Journalists National Board. Nearly two months ago, the SPJ National Board voted to retire an award named for Veteran White House Correspondent Helen Thomas.

NPR shines light on access issues for reporters covering Oil Spill– Where was SPJ?

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NPR’s David Folkenflik reports on challenges journalists face in gaining access to cover the Gulf Oil Spill. Including no journalism groups such as SPJ or any of the groups focused on ensuring journalists access to vital information, the news report raises a question of relevance for professional journalism organizations.

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