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September 9th, 2017 | #Resolutions, #SPJ, #bylaw change, #society of professional journalists
SPJ delegates pass bylaw change, resolutions at business meeting
SPJ concluded its business meeting on Saturday evening passing a bylaw change and several resolutions.
At the final SPJ business meeting this week, the Resolutions Committee will present at least two issues to spark debate among delegates.
September 9th, 2017 | #EIJ17, #Excellence in Journalism, #RTDNA, #america, #charlottesville, #democracy, #donald trump many sides, #germany, #nazism, #neo-nazi, #neonazi, #president trump, #rias berlin, #society of professional journalists, #virginia, #white supremacy
RIAS Berlin Commission Alumni Discuss Neo-Nazism in 2017
The Radio and Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) is celebrating a quarter-century partnership with the Radio in the American Sector (RIAS) Berlin Commission, an organization which serves as an exchange program between journalists in Germany and the United States. The organizations met at #EIJ17 where RIAS Executive Director Erik Kirschbaum and alumni gathered to reminisce and network. They offered their unique perspectives to EIJ News about the neo-Nazi and white supremacist protesters who descended on Charlottesville, Va. which ended in one death.
SPJ Governance Task Force chair Patti Newberry explains the proposed bylaw change delegates will vote on at this Saturday's business meeting.
The Society of Professional Journalists ushered in a new year of leaders for the 2016-17 year at the end of the 2016 national Excellence in Journalism conference in New Orleans.
All SPJ members were allowed to vote on the six open positions. While several roles, including the new at-large director and campus adviser at-large, included multiple candidates, both the positions of president-elect and secretary-treasurer ran unchallenged.
According to the SPJ board, the year brought a record turnout, with 1,016 votes — roughly 16 percent of all SPJ members. Continue reading
Attendees and registered SPJ members were able to vote for the upcoming year’s directors and representatives since Thursday when the Excellence in Journalism conference began. And doing so in appropriate fashion for the digital age; for the first time members were able to cast their votes via an online voting system.
The position applications opened in the spring. Since then, candidates have campaigned for their hopeful spots in the society with live streamed candidate speeches and the creation of social media groups to raise awareness of their ambitions. Continue reading