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September 4th, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Connecting with Conservatives for Local Journalists

Conservative news consumers often want news that is just facts or includes both side's perspectives. The unfair perception can be impacted by word choice, headlines, sourcing, and news consumers not being able to tell between news and opinion.


September 4th, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Hey journalists, want to protect yourself from online trolls? Follow these 3 tips.

The Society of Professional Journalists Ethics Committee was once trolled at an SPJ conference. That's right! No one is safe from trolls, not even SPJ. But there are things you -- a journalist -- can do to defend yourself from these unscrupulous online attackers. You can start by reading this article. You welcome.


September 2nd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
SPJ Board of Directors reflect on a challenging year

The Society of Professional Journalists Board of Directors met Thursday morning at the national conference to reflect on a challenging year, review reports, and say goodbye to retiring members. The one-hour meeting was outgoing president Matthew Hall’s last. In a virtual format, the board covered the SPJ President, Executive Director, Treasurer, and Committee and Community reports.


August 31st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Reading the 2021 Virtual Internship Room

The passing of Labor Day marks a second summer of virtual journalism internships. As journalism students head back to school, many will be adding another virtual experience to their resume. “While there may be more virtual internships, they’re definitely not in the same league,” Adrianne Flynn, director of internships and career development at University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism said.



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