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SPJ elects a new president

“…As an officer of the Society, I hereby promise to uphold its ideals. I pledge myself to do all in my power, to perform faithfully the duties assigned to me, and to serve fellow journalists, whether of the Society or not. And so endeavor to enrich the profession with the ideals of the Society of Professional Journalists. This I promise and pleasure myself to perform.”

And with those words, Lynn Walsh of Columbus, Ohio, was crowned the new president of the Society of Professional Journalists. Continue reading

September 23rd, 2016
Behind the Scenes of Next Year’s Mardi Gras

Every year residents and tourists gather in New Orleans to celebrate a well known tradition that takes place on the day before Ash Wednesday known as Mardi Gras or Fat Tuesday. The holiday is filled with colorful costumes, masks, beads galore, and most importantly and amazing carnival celebration. The EIJ newsteam received e a behind the scenes tour of Mardi Gras World, where several artists and craftsman are already hard at work for the next holiday.

September 23rd, 2016
Gila River Indian News

Jennifer Loren, the host of Osiyo- Voices of the Cherokee People, tells the audience of Lens of Sovereignty, “you can do it for less,” when addressing the 30,000 dollar per episode budget her team has when producing their monthly magazine-style program. Gila River Indian News from Sacaton, Arizona is doing just that– producing short news videos that air online and on their local low power station with a minimal budget of $0.00. While Osiyo, funded by the Cherokee Nation, airs 30 minute documentary-style episodes on regional  television stations as well as FNX-TV,  relatively smaller communities are scaling back in cost and production while still covering important stories. Continue reading

September 23rd, 2016
From French Quarter Artist to Mad Scientist: How One French Quarter Artist Save His Business

Art has been a life long passion for Oscar Donahue, but when the company that provided the metallic resin needed to mold his wearable pieces of art Donahue had a choice, learn to make the material, or go out of business. Donahue’s pieces of art are bright metallic designs like Voodoo Dolls, Angels, and Mardi Gras mask have caught the eye of Market Place shoppers with their bold colors and sparkle since 1989. Building a business for 27 years was certainly a labor of love and Donahue knew he had to do whatever it took to make the material for his jewelry himself. Continue reading

September 22nd, 2016
Take ‘Em Down? Confederate Monument Controversy

Messages are appearing on monuments across New Orleans asking for the city to act and take them down. This past June the words appeared “Take Down White Power” and “Take 'Em Down”  on multiple Confederate monuments in New Orleans. Among those monuments tagged included P.G.T. Beauregard, Father Abram J. Ryan and Battle of Liberty Place.

September 22nd, 2016
Mike Reilley’s 10 mobile storytelling-enhancing tools

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Journalism is so much more than newspapers and TV. Today, journalists can upload stories to the Internet or mobile device with photos, video, and graphics, all from their cell phones without having to go back to the newsroom after covering an event.

Here are the 10 multimedia and mobile tools from Mike Reilley’s Mobile Toolbox:

Storyline is an app used to create audio slideshows of photos. Choosing to sign up through twitter allows the photos shared to be posted via twitter as well as on the Storyline app. Continue reading

September 21st, 2016
VIP tour takes visitors through graveyard, sculpture garden

I spent the final day of the Excellence in Journalism Conference tooling around the city on an air conditioned bus on one of the VIP City Tours. The tour guided conference attendees through the French Quarter, the neighborhood of Treme, the Garden District, St. Louis Cemetery #3, City Park, The 9th Ward, and the Lake Front area of Lake Pontchartrain. The bus stopped at both the cemetery and the City Park.

According to the guide, St. Louis Cemetery #3 is one of the most well-kept cemeteries in New Orleans. Continue reading

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