Continuing its tradition of support for First Amendment rights, SPJ on Wednesday awarded a jailed independent journalist a $30,000 grant — the largest ever given by SPJ.
Photos by Rachael Strecher, Columbia College.
For the first time in years — maybe even SPJ’s history — the race for the president-elect seat is actually a race.
Media history in Chicago is broader than the Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, and it’s far more important to the history of American journalism than readers might realize.
Adrian DiUbaldo, a 23-year-old photography student from Metro-politan State College in Denver, said the 2006 SPJ Convention and National Journalism Conference is the first SPJ conference he’s attended. Diuvaldo said he hopes the days he spends in Chicago will not only improve his skills as a photojournalist, but also help him connect with editors seeking entry-level photographers.
Those who will be featured in SPJ’s Showcase Panel call a federal shield law everything from essential to unnecessary.
SPJ has been defending and crusading for the rights of the First Amendment Since 1909. But this year the society will use a different tactic to spread the word.
August 25th, 2006 • 2006: Chicago
Getting down and dirty on Nitty Gritty City Bus Tour
Far removed from the Loop and the Magnificent Mile, away from the hustle of downtown, there is a community struggling to be a place where residents can be proud.
SPJ looks to past, present and future at annual convention.