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2012: Ft Lauderdale


September 23rd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Leger honored with Wells Key

Robert Leger could barely hold back the tears that welled up as the Society of Professional Journalists presented him with the Wells Memorial Key during Saturday night’s 2012 President’s Installation Banquet.


September 23rd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Delegates reject review of financial records

Delegates of the Society of Professional Journalists rejected a proposal Saturday that recommends the Board of Directors establish a policy making all SPJ chapter treasurer reports available for public review upon request.


September 23rd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
‘One member, one vote’ gives opportunity to all SPJ members

Officials said 830 votes were cast in SPJ’s first “one member, one vote” election for national officers, which accounted for about 11 percent of the 7,371 ballots emailed to members.


September 23rd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Banquet opens new year

Sonny Albarado raised his right hand and took the oath of office from Immediate Past President John Ensslin at the President’s Installation Banquet on Saturday night.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Auctions raise more than $8,000 for Legal Defense Fund

Free-spending attendees of the Society of Professional Journalists’ convention helped raise more than $6,000 for the organization’s Legal Defense Fund at a live auction Saturday night.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Organizations’ numbers in flux

Membership in many national organizations reflects the turbulent industry landscape, as their fortunes too have sputtered.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Behind the Scenes: A Look Inside the Newsroom

Photographs by Nikki Villoria. [photospace]


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
With fewer board candidates, SPJ elects nontraditional leader

A candidate's lack of a traditional journalism background and involvement in public relations reignited a sensitive issue.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Convention attendees part of live premiere of ‘Kalb Report’

Panelists hold a broad discussion about the field of journalism and issues such as budget cuts, political polarization and changes in curricula at journalism schools across the country.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
New "tools" replace "expired" journalism terms

Newsrooms are much different today than they were in the good ol’ days.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Quality at risk as copy desks downsize

Budget shortfalls that have decimated managerial roles and reporting positions are also clearing out some copy desks, according to newsroom leaders around the country.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Sigma Delta Chi board proposes new gift acceptance policy

The board plans to vote in April on a gift acceptance policy outlining which types of gifts can be accepted or rejected.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Papers enlist social media, students to keep tabs on national election news

In an era of shrinking staffs and budgets, newspapers around the country are having to do more with less for this year’s election coverage. To keep up, some newspapers are using more social media and student correspondents.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
SPJ seeks data on Diversity Leadership Fellows program

The Society of Professional Journalists will start surveying 30 journalists it has trained for leadership roles to find out where they are, what they’re doing or whether they’re still working in the industry.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Robert D.G. Lewis remembered as SPJ leader, FOI crusader

Top former leaders of the Society of Professional Journalists remembered one of their own, Robert D.G. Lewis, for advocating freedom of information issues.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Seen & Heard: What is your publication planning for the sesquicentennial?

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September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Last-minute mingling

Photographs by Yasmeen Smalley The Working Press Robert Leger, SDX president, (left) and Neil Ralston, Western Kentucky University professor, look over the beach front despite cloudy weather on Saturday. Andre Guezlec, CEO and founder of Beat The Traffic, plays a banjo while exhibiting his company at the Journalism Expo on Saturday afternoon.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Loss of New Orleans daily leaves void

Thousands were dismayed when news broke this spring that Advance Publications, which owns the Times-Picayune, would reduce publication to three days per week.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Qatar SPJ chapter represented

Qatar’s strict government regulation makes it difficult to practice journalism using traditional American techniques.


September 22nd, 2012 • 2012: Ft Lauderdale
Seen & Heard: Is there ever justification for quote approval?

Compiled and photographed by Colin Frank The Working Press [photospace]



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