Developing Sources and Uncovering Stories in Minority Communities

A class exercise in the SPJ Workshop

A class exercise in the SPJ Workshop

A workshop to help journalists avoid stereotypes and caricatures in news coverage of minority communities, and include more minority representation in news coverage, was held at the Pyle center on the University of Wisconsin Madison campus on April 11, 2014. The workshop was presented by the Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, Continue reading

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Brown bag lunch with Robert Leger, opinions editor, Arizona Republic

MADISON – Robert Leger, opinions editor at the Arizona Republic, will discuss editorial writing and opinion pages at a brown bag luncheon at Capital Newspapers, 1901 Fish Hatchery Road, Madison, on Wednesday, March 26, starting at 11:45 am. Continue reading

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Open those cookies, and more

Your Right to Know

By Mark Pitsch

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As part of national Sunshine Week, March 16-22, members of the Madison student and professional chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists fanned out across the capital city, handing out fortune cookies. Continue reading

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SPJ Training: Sources and Stories in Minority Communities

In a recent essay discussing the portrayal of Asians in mainstream media outlets, Tom Huang, Sunday and enterprise editor for the Dallas Morning News, suggests that “what’s missing in our coverage are the everyday acts and opinions, quirks and foibles, that make Asians individuals, that make them human.” He might very well have been talking about African-Americans, Latinos, Native Americans and members of other racial minority groups, too.

Too often, stories involving racial minorities fit stereotypes rather than reflect the richness of ordinary life. To help journalists in Madison and across Wisconsin better incorporate the voices of racial minorities in their stories and newscasts, the Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invites you to a unique, day-long training session.

“Developing Sources and Uncovering Stories in Minority Communities” will take place Friday, April 11, Continue reading

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SPJ Madison March 2014 Business Meeting Agenda

Society of Professional Journalists, Madison Chapter
Monthly Business Meeting
March 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Vintage Brewing Company, 674 S. Whitney Way, Madison Continue reading

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SPJ February Business Meeting Agenda

Society of Professional Journalists, Madison Pro Chapter
Monthly Business Meeting
Feb. 3, 2014, 7:00 p.m.
Vintage Brewing Company, 674 S. Whitney Way, Madison Continue reading

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Shadid Ethics Award nominations sought

Shadid Ethics Award nominations sought
Award expanding nationally
Deadline: March 3

The Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists shares this press release from the UW-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Anthony Shadid Award will recognize ethical journalism Continue reading

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