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SPJ+1

SPJ’s national headquarters issued a notice this week about national president Matthew Hall’s new initiative to increase membership across chapters.  Please read the notice below and consider who among your colleagues might be interested in joining. Note also that Hall will visit with the Houston chapter virtually on Jan. 20 at 4 p.m. Central.  A free press isn’t free. Journalism […]

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Jingle Bells for Journalists 2020

On Sunday, December 14, 2020 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Central time, Houston SPJ will host Jingle Bells for Journalists, a virtual holiday party. The event will be held via Zoom and will feature: Party games (trivia quiz, icebreaker questions, and more A silent auction to benefit the Pagano Scholarship Fund. A visit by national SPJ President Matthew Hall […]

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Reporting From Above

Mention drone journalism and several issues come up right away – laws, ethics, storytelling, privacy, and more. Join us for an insightful panel discussion of drones’ role in today’s reporting. Register today. Confirmed speakers: * Brandon Wade, a Dallas-based freelance photographer named in a lawsuit challenging the Texas drone photography law. * Alicia Wagner Calzada, an attorney for the National […]

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SPJ HQ Launches Race and Gender Hotline

The following originally appeared on SPJ national’s website. Confidential and nonjudgmental You’re a reporter on deadline. How do I properly identify that transgender crime victim? You’re an editor on deadline. Can my headline be short and sensitive? You’re an art director on deadline. Is my illustration stylistic or whitewashing? You’re a photographer on deadline. Is my photo representative or insensitive? Fast answers for confused […]

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Houston SPJ marks the suffrage centennial

August 26, 2020 marks the centennial of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing women the right to vote.  The press was a significant part of that milestone, including the “suffrage press,” which the activists themselves put out to further their cause. On Saturday, August 22, at 1 p.m. CDT, Houston SPJ will present a program entitled “Suffrage and the Press: 100 Years […]

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