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September 29th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #
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 20th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Charlie Rose Speaks to EIJ News

Charlie Rose, co-host of “CBS This Morning” and host of PBS’ “Charlie Rose,” spent some time talking to EIJ News last night at his award reception. He is the 2016 recipient of RTDNA’s prestigious Paul White Award at this year’s EIJ Conference in New Orleans.

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September 19th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #
Marty Baron speaks to EIJ News

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“Well, I hope that people will indulge their curiosity…they will dig beneath the surface, that they’ll ask tougher questions sometimes.”

All eyes, ears and iPhones were on Marty Baron as he spoke about the film ‘Spotlight’ and the future of investigative journalism, at the Excellence In Journalism Convention in New Orleans on Sunday.

Fourteen years ago, while he was editor of the Boston Globe, Baron and his news team reported extensively about Catholic priests sexually abusing children, and the powerful church that protected them. Continue reading


September 18th, 2016 | #, #, #, #, #, #, #
Building from debris: ABCs of podcasting from New Orleans

It had been 10 years since Hurricane Katrina made landfall, increasing in danger and wind speed like an imposing turbine in the skies, and flooding New Orleans. An estimated 1,835 people died, about 300,000 homes were destroyed and the damage reached over $96 billion in estimated costs. In 2015, when the historic 10-year anniversary approached, Eve Troah, the news director for the New Orleans NPR affiliate WWNO, decided it was time for a podcast to reflect on how the catastrophe had changed and shaped her community.