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September 4th, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
SPJNews21 Student Reporters Discuss Evacuating from Hurricane Ida


September 3rd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Fake News, Misinformation and Disinformation after Trump

...the problem isn’t necessarily that journalists are being tricked by fake photos or information, but that journalists are falling into a sort-of trap in which they have to write about or speak about a topic that is clearly fake but, since it’s getting so much traction on social media, the journalist has to debunk the story.

September 3rd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Phoning It In with Mike Castellucci

Grab your phone and a tripod, then hit the road. Illustrious Mike Castellucci, multi-Emmy award winner and renowned cellphone video journalist, showed a group of journalists how to use their iPhone to tell the best stories that can compete on the same playing field as large news cameras.

September 3rd, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Oregon TV news producer: Newsrooms must prioritize trauma coping mechanism for journalists

Carla Judah, a news producer at Oregon’s KOIN-TV, watched a video clip that changed her life. Now, she's advocating for the destigmatization of mental health in newsrooms and urging management to do more to help journalists develop healthy coping mechanisms to traumatic events.

September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Voting Rights Rallies

This weekend activists marched through Washington, D.C. at the March for Voting Rights. It was one of more than 40 marches and rallies held around the country. SPJNews21 reporter Zaria Oates covered the rally in the nation’s capitol and spoke to one marcher from her home state of Oklahoma.

September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
SPJ Transitions to Completely Virtual Conference

A surge in COVID-19 cases in Louisiana has forced large conferences to move to virtual meetings. Luckily the transition began before Hurricane Ida swept through the state destroying power lines, homes and taking lives. The Society of Professional Journalists will hold its annual SPJ Conference from Sept.

September 1st, 2021 • 2021: Virtual
Medical Marijuana: Is it Really Safe?

Have you ever wondered how medical marijuana is tested and for what it is tested? SPJNews21’s Zaria Oates explored that for her campus media at the University of Oklahoma.