Category Archives: Training

Reports and photos from SPJ Madison training events.

SPJ Journalism Ethics Training March 15

The ever-evolving media landscape has changed the practice and demands of journalism forever. Traditional newsroom resources are shrinking while new media – including bloggers, citizen journalists and partisans – are emerging. But have the principles of ethical journalism changed? The … Continue reading

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Facebook for Journalists

Journalists’ ability to use Facebook to write better sourced stories is improving, with new enhanced search capabilities. Katie Harbath, Facebook’s Associate Manager for Policy and a 2003 UW-Madison grad, reported that Facebook has a new search feature, as she spoke … Continue reading

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Open Records, Open Meetings: Holding Government Accountable

The Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists sponsored a day-long, 4-session workshop on open government. Wisconsin’s Open Records Law Listen to the audio recording of this session. “Our public records law is one of the strongest public … Continue reading

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Journalists Encouraged in Social Media Usage

Source: Uploaded by user via Gordon on Pinterest The Madison Pro chapter of SPJ devoted a day to Social Media for Journalists, with workshops held on May 11, 2012, at the Capital Newspapers auditorium. Event hashtag: #spjmadisontraining. Follow SPJ Madison … Continue reading

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Reporter Roundtable with Dana Priest

MADISON – The UW-Madison School of Journalism and Mass Communication and the Madison Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists invite Madison-area journalists and journalism students to a luncheon roundtable with Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Dana Priest. The brown bag … Continue reading

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Battleground Wisconsin

The Madison Pro Chapter hosted about 40 journalists from around Wisconsin at the Capital Newspapers auditorium for a daylong workshop to help them hone their political reporting skills. Because 2012 is going a monster year for political news with recalls, … Continue reading

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‘Capitol Chaos’ event focused on Wisconsin’s future after the passage of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget repair bill

On Thursday, March 10, about 25 local journalists gathered at Brocach’s on the Capitol Square to hear Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now, and Christian Schneider, senior fellow at the conservative Wisconsin Policy Research Institute, … Continue reading

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