Thursday, January 13, 2011

SPJ live Twitter chat tonight; topic: copy editing and social media

SPJ's live Twitter chat is at 7 p.m. tonight Nashville time. More on the #SPJchat site: 

Jan. 13 Topic: Copy Editing and Social Media with our Panel of Experts:
  • Andy Bechtel, University of North Carolina and author of The Editor’s Desk blog
  • Mignon Fogarty, author of Grammar Girl book and podcasts
  • Sue Bullard, University of Nebraska College of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • Mark Allen, freelance writer and copy editor, ACES/

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Professional development next topic of SPJ's podcast/live Internet radio show

Listen in to the next episode of "Your SPJ Membership," SPJ's podcast and live Internet radio show, coming up tomorrow to find out more about SPJ's professional development offerings.

The special guest on the show will be Deb Wenger, the chairwoman of SPJ's national committee on professional development.

The show airs at noon tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 13) on If you can't listen in to the live show, you can always go over and listen to the archived show -- and you can also download the audio through iTunes and listen on your PC or on your iPod.

Listen to internet radio with SPJ on Blog Talk Radio

Friday, January 7, 2011

Lest we forget ...

A little pep talk for us all on this Friday morning. The whole thing only takes about 30 seconds.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

SPJ launches #SPJchat tonight on Twitter

Want to chat live with prominent journalists and leaders in our industry?

SPJ has just the thing: #SPJchat.

SPJ is launching a new weekly live Twitter chat on hot topics in journalism. It's called #SPJchat, and it's slated to take place at 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central each Thursday, starting tonight.

#SPJchat is being coordinated by Mike Reilley, the man behind SPJ's Journalists Toolbox site and adviser to the SPJ chapter at DePaul University. (We're also welcoming Mike as a member of the Digital Media Committee.)

If you're totally new to live Twitter chats, Mike has posted a step-by-step primer at this link.

The first #SPJchat sounds like it's going to be great. The topic will be "Online Storytelling and Best Practices," and the guest are slated to be:
  • Mark Briggs, author of Journalism 2.0
  • Mark Luckie, Washington Post national innovations editor, author of The Digital Journalist’s Handbook and founder of the 10000words Blog
  • Mandy Jenkins, social media producer at

And next week's topic is slated to be "Copy Editing and Social Media."

So follow @spjchat on Twitter for more updates, and we'll see you at #SPJchat!