News From National Journalism Organizations

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American Copy Editors Society

ACES

The website of the American Copy Editors Society

“Word Crimes”: Thumbs up and thumbs down from the word community July 21, 2014

With three little minutes (3:48 to be precise), “Weird Al” Yankovic turned language discussion upside down. All week, copy editors... Read more »

Source: ACES ACES | Gerri Berendzen

Best practices for social media and journalism July 8, 2014

Using social media effectively requires traditional editing skills.  That’s why copy editors often are finding new roles as social media... Read more »

Source: ACES ACES | Gerri Berendzen

Tribute is a ‘thanks’ to retired DJNF executive director Rich Holden July 7, 2014

Rich Holden has touched the lives of thousands of editors young and old. On June 21, some of them were... Read more »

Source: ACES ACES | Gerri Berendzen

Associated Press Media Editors

APME Update

News from the Associated Press Media Editors, a national association of news editors from media including print, online and broadcasting, as well as journalism educators and students.

APME survey: Editors remain concerned about quality and tone of online comments July 25, 2014

By Gary GrahamThe Spokesman-ReviewNewspaper managers and editors strongly support online comments about their daily content and most are unlikely to ban comments, but that doesn't mean they are satis. […]

Source: APME Update APME Update | APMEblogger

APME launches Career Center for job postings and job-seekers March 12, 2014

Today there is a new way to find great applicants for your newsroom. The Associate Press Media Editors' Career Center is free and focused on journalism.Visit www.apme.com/networking to post open po. […]

Source: APME Update APME Update | Laura Sellers

Linda Austin hired as NewsTrain director February 27, 2014

APME is pleased to announce a new project director for its popular regional New Train workshops. Veteran editor and educator Linda Austin will run NewsTrain, a 10-year-old national touring workshop. […]

Source: APME Update APME Update | Angie

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

AEJMC Classifieds

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American University of Beirut August 25, 2014

Faculty position in Media Studies The American University of Beirut (AUB) has a growing Media Studies program that currently offers an MA in Media Studies, a BA in Media and Communication, and a Diplo. […]

Source: AEJMC Classifieds AEJMC Classifieds | Kysh Brown

University of Pennsylvania August 25, 2014

The University of Pennsylvania’s Annenberg School for Communication (www.asc.upenn.edu) seeks to hire a tenure track assistant professor in the area of digital culture, to begin fall semester 2015.. […]

Source: AEJMC Classifieds AEJMC Classifieds | Kysh Brown

Hofstra University August 25, 2014

Vice Dean of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication The Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University invites applications for the anticipated position of Vice Dean. The Vice De. […]

Source: AEJMC Classifieds AEJMC Classifieds | Kysh Brown

Association of Alternative Newsweeklies

AAN News Feed

The Association of Alternative Newsmedia (AAN) is the trade organization for the alternative newspaper business. AAN is a diverse group of 125 non-daily free-circulation papers that are distributed in all of the major metropolitan areas of North America.

Creative Loafing Charlotte to be Sold August 19, 2014

SouthComm, Inc. has reached an agreement with Charles Womack of Womack Newspapers, Inc. to acquire the assets of Creative Loafing Charlotte.

Source: AAN News Feed AAN News Feed |

How Riverfront Times is Covering the Chaos in Ferguson August 18, 2014

"Alt-weeklies are all about telling the stories of American cities, and this is an important moment in an American city."

Source: AAN News Feed AAN News Feed |

AAN Joins Letter Criticizing Police Detention of Journalists in Ferguson August 16, 2014

AAN joined a letter criticizing local law enforcement for restricting fundamental free speech and free press rights in Ferguson, Mo.

Source: AAN News Feed AAN News Feed |

Investigative Reporters and Editors

IRE.org

Recent content published to IRE.org

Federal, state data used to track civil asset forfeitures in Virginia

When police seize cash, cars and other property, it’s usually taken through a legal process known as civil asset forfeiture. Critics say the system gives police a ...

Source: IRE.org IRE.org |

Politicians' food tab takes $14.5M bite from donations

House members and candidates have spent at least $14.5 million of their donors' campaign contributions on food since Jan. 1, 2011, a USA TODAY analysis shows. The expenses range from thousands of doll. […]

Source: IRE.org IRE.org |

Extra Extra: Ferguson deep dives, nursing home inspections, penalties for speeders

St. Louis County police forces often don't reflect communities | St. Louis Post-Dispatch No known agency tracks the racial makeup of police departments, so the Post-Dispatch contacted 36 St. Louis ...

Source: IRE.org IRE.org |

Journalism Education Association

Leading the way in scholastic journalism & media education since 1924

JEA honors 13 teachers with Lifetime Achievement Award August 26, 2014

The Journalism Education Association has selected its 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award honorees. Continue reading →The post JEA honors 13 teachers with Lifetime Achievement Award appeared first on .

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JEA honors Hunter with Aspiring Young Journalist Award August 25, 2014

The Journalism Education Association has named Breanne “Bree” Hunter of Parker, Colorado, its 2014 Aspiring Young Journalist Award honoree. Continue reading →The post JEA honors Hunter with Aspi. […]

Source: | admin

Three college students earn Future Teacher Scholarships August 25, 2014

Three students each will receive $1,000 toward their undergraduate education. Continue reading →The post Three college students earn Future Teacher Scholarships appeared first on .

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National Association of Black Journalists

News & Press

Read about recent events, essential information and the latest community news.

President's Message- Thank You For A Great 2014 Convention in Boston August 15, 2014

 Hello, NABJ!We have just completed a successful convention Boston. More than 2100 people took part in the training, mentoring, recruiting and networking that are synonymous with the annual NABJ fami. […]

Source: News & Press News & Press |

NABJ Statement on the Arrests of Wesley Lowery and Ryan J. Reilly August 14, 2014

WASHINGTON (AUGUST 13, 2014) --The National Association of Black Journalists strongly condemns the arrests of Washington Post reporter Wesley Lowery and Huffington Post reporter Ryan J. Reilly in Ferg. […]

Source: News & Press News & Press |

NABJ Issues Thumbs Down Award to National Public Radio August 9, 2014

                                                                        WASHINGTON, DC (August 2, 2014) --The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) toda. […]

Source: News & Press News & Press |

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Assc of Hispanic Journalists

President’s Message: Mexico City Regional; New Mexico Chapter Event & WaPo Column August 25, 2014

NAHJ Familia, We have a lot going on in the next two months! Mexico Regional Conference First, start planning for an amazing weekend in Mexico City in October. The “Dos Países, Una Cultura” regio. […]

Source: National Assc of Hispanic Journalists National Assc of Hispanic Journalists | admin

NAHJ Condemns Washington Post for “Fajitas” SubHeadline August 21, 2014

NAHJ Condemns Washington Post for "Fajitas" SubHeadline

Source: National Assc of Hispanic Journalists National Assc of Hispanic Journalists | admin

President’s Message: NAHJ Condemns Arrests of Journalists in Ferguson; NAHJ’s Bailón on Meet the Press & Latino Journalists Still Killed Covering News August 19, 2014

NAHJ Members, The National Association of Hispanic Journalists took action over the last few days regarding the arrest of two reporters covering the Ferguson unrest. NAHJ condemned the arrests and c. […]

Source: National Assc of Hispanic Journalists National Assc of Hispanic Journalists | admin

National Federation of Press Women

National Federation of Press Women

News and Website updates from the National Federation of Press Women

August E-Letter posted

The August 2014 E-Letter is now posted. The E-Letter can be found in the member section.

Source: National Federation of Press Women National Federation of Press Women |

NFPW ends fiscal year in the black

The love shown by NFPW members has been overwhelming. When the board challenged NFPW members to “show the love” by helping the organization end the year (June 30, 2014) in the black, our members s. […]

Source: National Federation of Press Women National Federation of Press Women |

2014 Contest winners by state posted

Winners of the 2014 Communications Contest are now listed by state on the competitions page. Check the link in the purple box next to the "Award Recognition" heading.

Source: National Federation of Press Women National Federation of Press Women |

National Scholastic Press Association

NSPA News & Notes

Two great jobs at our Minneapolis headquarters for two exceptional people August 18, 2014

Assistant Director Contest and Critique Coordinator NSPA, ACP and MHSPA serve student media and advisers, introduce new ideas and reinforce best practices, reward excellence, embrace diversity, and pr. […]

Source: NSPA News & Notes NSPA News & Notes | studentpress

Statement of national journalism education organizations on proposed Neshaminy School District student media policy May 2, 2014

As the national organizations of journalism educators committed to the training of future journalists and the preparation of citizens for life in our democracy, we write to express our vigorous opposi. […]

Source: NSPA News & Notes NSPA News & Notes | studentpress

Pacemaker Magazine, Online and Yearbook awards announced April 13, 2014

April 12, 2014 SAN DIEGO — The National Scholastic Press Association presented Pacemaker awards today in three categories at the Spring 2014 National High School Journalism Convention. “Since 1927. […]

Source: NSPA News & Notes NSPA News & Notes | studentpress

National Society of Newspaper Columnists

National Society of Newspaper Columnists

Organization for columnists and other writers of the serial essay, including bloggers, in any medium

Bullish on the Future of Column Writing August 18, 2014

Art of Column Writing By Suzette Martinez Standring 2004-06 President National Society of Newspaper Columnists Columnist downsizing feels like a solitary darkness, so news that our industry is turning. […]

Source: National Society of Newspaper Columnists National Society of Newspaper Columnists | Ben Pollock

Entries sought for 2014 Robert Benchley Contest August 17, 2014

The Robert Benchley Society has opened its 2014 Humor Writing Award Competition, named for the early 20th century humorist. The deadline is Sept. 15, his 125th birthday, having been born in 1889. The. […]

Source: National Society of Newspaper Columnists National Society of Newspaper Columnists | Ben Pollock

Where’s Clare? ‘Here’s Clare’ August 13, 2014

Online columnist Robert L. Haught has published a novel, “Here’s Clare,” which made its debut at the 38th annual conference in Washington, D.C., in June 2014. “Here’s Clare” is a fast-movi. […]

Source: National Society of Newspaper Columnists National Society of Newspaper Columnists | Ben Pollock

Online News Association

Online News Association

The Online News Association is a non-profit membership organization for digital journalists.

2014 Online Journalism Awards finalists announced August 25, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Finalists for the 2014 Online Journalism Awards, representing a wide range of nonprofit, public, academic, major media, and emerging technology organizations from around the globe. […]

Source: Online News Association Online News Association | jpatterson

Ferguson events spark statement and ‘help kit’ August 20, 2014

In the wake of the police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and the unrest that continues, ONA offers the following information and tools for journalists covering this or similar situations.. […]

Source: Online News Association Online News Association | Jane McDonnell

ONA Weekly #19 August 6, 2014

 ONA Weekly No. 19 Explore digital security for journalists In a world where digital security is often compromised, how do you protect your devices, your data and your sources? Come explore tools tha. […]

Source: Online News Association Online News Association | jpatterson

Organization of News Ombudsmen

Organization of News Ombudsmen

Monitoring the accuracy, fairness and balance of the world's news media

Good and bad of journalism in aftermath of air tragedy August 11, 2014

A Russia Today reporter based in London resigned in protest at the station's coverage of the crash of flight MH17 in Ukraine. Well done, Sarah Firth for resigning," says Belfast Telegraph Readers' Edi. […]

Source: Organization of News Ombudsmen Organization of News Ombudsmen | ONO

Is ‘bias’ a synonym for ‘discrimination?’ August 11, 2014

"Some of my favorite questions from readers are the ones without any single answer," says Kansas City Star Public Editor Derek Donovan.

Source: Organization of News Ombudsmen Organization of News Ombudsmen | ONO

A “refirement” party August 11, 2014

The Washington News Council closed after 15 years of holding the state’s news media publicly accountable for accuracy, fairness and ethics. John Hamer led the council for 15 years and recently celeb. […]

Source: Organization of News Ombudsmen Organization of News Ombudsmen | ONO

Public Radio News Directors Incorporated

PRNDI

Station Drops NPR Newscasts, Now What? August 24, 2014

My name is George and my station dropped NPR newscasts.When I was first confronted with that proposal, I was like, “we’re considering doing what???” But, once I got over the initial shock, I too. […]

Source: PRNDI PRNDI | George Bodarky

In Rural Texas, Radio Partners with Print August 24, 2014

KETR-FM is a university licensee in Commerce, TX located in Hunt County about 65 miles northeast of Dallas. The 100,000-watt station serves eight counties but has just one full-time news reporter and. […]

Source: PRNDI PRNDI | Amy Jeffries

Rainbow Charts, Dashboard Fever and Other Wonders August 20, 2014

For the last year, working on a CPB project grant, WHYY in Philadelphia has done research on the media habits and preferences of the digital native audience, and worked on creating a public media dash. […]

Source: PRNDI PRNDI | George Bodarky

Radio Television Digital News Association

Recent Articles

Most recent articles.

From classroom to newsroom

By Simon Perez, RTDNA Contributor Regular RTDNA readers know Lydia Timmins has written about her experience transitioning from the newsroom to the University of Delaware classroom. Here, I’d like t. […]

Source: Recent Articles Recent Articles |

Murrow Mondays: WATD-FM

By Kate Switchenko, RTDNA Organization: WATD-FMChristine James, Managing EditorWinning Piece: “Peepers: A Call of Love”Category: Small Market Radio, Use of SoundTwitter: @959watdfmFacebook: 95.9. […]

Source: Recent Articles Recent Articles |

Resources for journalists in Ferguson

The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press has organized a collection of resources for journalists covering the unfolding story in Ferguson, Missouri.Included are the telephone number and email. […]

Source: Recent Articles Recent Articles |

Religion Newswriters Association

News & Press

News & Press

New books and key experts available in time for October Synod on Marriage and Family August 26, 2014

Ignatius Press delivers one stop for resources into hotly debated topics at Vatican meetingFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASESAN FRANCISCO – Communion for divorced and civilly remarried Catholics, the indissolub. […]

Source: News & Press News & Press |

2014 Book of the Year Award Goes to Liguori Publications August 26, 2014

Meditations on Vatican Art Takes Top Prize Liguori, Mo. — Meditations on Vatican Art, published by Liguori Publications, has received the prestigious 2014 Book of the Year Award from the Association. […]

Source: News & Press News & Press |

Chart-topper “Turn! Turn! Turn!” Inspires New Recording August 14, 2014

Based On Same Timeless Wisdom as Soundtrack From Provocative New Movie THE SONG In Theaters September 26The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn Re-Cuts Iconic Song for Anticipated Movie Soundtrack Album Features R. […]

Source: News & Press News & Press |

SABEW

SABEW » News

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Applications are now being accepted for healthcare symposium, Nov. 13-14 in Atlanta August 26, 2014

PHOENIX – SABEW is seeking applicants for a special symposium in Atlanta that will explore issues around the Affordable Care Act and healthcare reform. The event, sponsored by The Commonwealth Fund,. […]

Source: SABEW » News SABEW » News | eselgroth

Teletraining: “Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports,” Monday, September 15, 2 p.m. EST August 19, 2014

  Data is king: How to use and analyze economic reports Monday, September 15, 2 p.m. EST The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis will lead a session that helps you find and interpret data for your stori. […]

Source: SABEW » News SABEW » News | Jackie Sponberg

One-day Personal Finance Writers Workshop, Thursday, Oct. 9 in NYC August 12, 2014

Save the Date: SABEW-NEFE Personal Finance Reporting Workshop Thursday, October 9, 2014 (before the start of the SABEW fall conference at CUNY) Convene Times Square 810 7th Avenue (Between 52nd and 53. […]

Source: SABEW » News SABEW » News | eselgroth

Society for Features Journalism

Society for Features Journalism

Promoting the craft of writing and innovation in lifestyle, arts and entertainment journalism

Storify: SFJ14 conference highlights in Nashville August 25, 2014

View the story “SFJ14 in Nashville” on StorifyFiled under: Uncategorized

Source: Society for Features Journalism Society for Features Journalism | SFJ

SFJ Conference schedule August 6, 2014

All sessions take place in the John Seigenthaler Center at Vanderbilt University, Nashville. Wednesday Registration 5:15-6 p.m. Seigenthaler Center atrium 4 p.m. SFJ board meeting Location: Freedom Fo. […]

Source: Society for Features Journalism Society for Features Journalism | SFJ

Take our Survey and Help Features Journalism! July 30, 2014

There’s never a bad time to take stock, which is why we seek your input on the current status of the Society for Features Journalism. We have a long-standing commitment to recognize and celebrate e. […]

Source: Society for Features Journalism Society for Features Journalism | SFJ

Society of Environmental Journalists

SEJ Headlines

"Syria Likely Used Chlorine Gas 8 Times in April: UN" August 27, 2014

"GENEVA -- U.N.-mandated human rights investigators said Wednesday that they believed the Syrian government dropped the chemical agent chlorine on civilian areas on eight different occasions in April.. […]

Source: SEJ Headlines SEJ Headlines | jdavis_sej

"Feinstein Calls for Earthquake Early Warning System" August 27, 2014

"Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said the recent earthquake in Northern California shows the need for an earthquake early warning system."   Source: ,

Source: SEJ Headlines SEJ Headlines | jdavis_sej

"Regulators Lift Nuke Plant Licensing Moratorium" August 27, 2014

"The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) voted Tuesday to end a moratorium on issuing plant licenses that it had imposed while it considered nuclear waste storage issues." Source: ,

Source: SEJ Headlines SEJ Headlines | jdavis_sej

Society of Professional Journalists

SPJ News

SPJ Delivers Today's Media News

SPJ announces outstanding campus chapter regional honorees August 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/25/14 Contacts: Tara Puckey, SPJ Chapter Coordinator, 317-920-4784, tpuckey@spj.org Taylor Carlier, SPJ Communications Coordinator, 317-920-4785, tcarlier@spj.org INDIANAPOLIS. […]

Source: SPJ News SPJ News |

Nine SPJ chapters recognized for exceptional efforts, chapter of the year finalists announced August 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8/25/2014 Contacts: Tara Puckey, SPJ Chapter Coordinator, (317) 920-4784, tpuckey@spj.org Taylor Carlier, SPJ Communications Coordinator, (317) 920-4785, tcarlier@spj.org INDIANA. […]

Source: SPJ News SPJ News |

SPJ is relieved American freelance journalist Peter Curtis was released, hopes trend will continue August 25, 2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 25, 2014 Contacts: David Cuillier, SPJ President, 520.248.6242 (PDT), spjdave@yahoo.com Jennifer Royer, SPJ Communications Strategist, 317.361.4134 (EDT), jroyer@spj.org I. […]

Source: SPJ News SPJ News |

The Crime Report

Blog

Blog

Girl, 9, Loses Control of Uzi, Kills AZ Gun Instructor August 27, 2014

A 9-year-old girl accidentally killed a shooting instructor at a gun range in White Hills, Ariz., as he was showing her how to use an Uzi machine gun, reports the Associated Press. Charles Vacca, 39,. […]

Source: Blog Blog | David Krajicek

Omaha Robber Killed, Member of "Cops' Crew Shot August 27, 2014

A robbery suspect was shot dead and a crew member with the “Cops” television show was critically wounded when officers interrupted a robbery Tuesday night at a Wendy’s restaurant in midtown Oma. […]

Source: Blog Blog | David Krajicek

How Police Can Reduce Wrongful Convictions August 27, 2014

Recent high-profile exonerations have highlighted systemic failures and cognitive biases that may be fixed through a system-wide approach to learning from wrongful convictions, according to a new pape. […]

Source: Blog Blog | Graham Kates

The Society for News Design

The Society for News Design - SND

Enhancing communication around the world through excellence in visual journalism.

Javier Errea to speak at SND Frankfurt workshop August 22, 2014

Add Javier Errea's name to the impressive roster of speakers at SND Frankfurt. Errea is principal of Errea Comunicación, a news design studio based in Pamplona, Spain, and before that has been a repo. […]

Source: The Society for News Design - SND The Society for News Design - SND | Lee Steele

Ole Munk: Continuity is the key to success August 15, 2014

Ole Munk, who speaks at SND Frankfurt workshop next month, will emphasize the role of the designer in a world where audiences crave reliability and familiarity.

Source: The Society for News Design - SND The Society for News Design - SND | Lee Steele

Welcome to SND election season August 8, 2014

We’re pleased to bring you two great options for the office of secretary/treasurer in 2015: Frank Mina of the San Francisco Chronicle, and Douglas Okasaki of the Gulf News in Dubai. Mina and Okasaki. […]

Source: The Society for News Design - SND The Society for News Design - SND | Stephen Komives

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