Tag Archives: SPJ

Journalism Education Has a Future

The field of journalism education is changing, just as the field of journalism is changing but the need for people who can communicate continues because the hunger for information continues. The hunger remains even as the vehicles for information distribution … Continue reading

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SPJ enters Madison chapter in “Circle of Excellence”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Aug. 28, 2014 Contact: Mark Pitsch, president, Madison pro chapter Society of Professional Journalists, 608-252-6145 MADISON – The Society of Professional Journalists this week named its Madison pro chapter to this year’s “Circle of Excellence” for helping … Continue reading

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SPJ bestows honor on local chapter president

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lauren Fuhrmann, SPJ Madison Pro chapter vice president lfuhrmann@wisconsinwatch.org   MADISON, July 30, 2014 — SPJ Madison Pro chapter president Mark Pitsch has received the 2014 Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award from the Society … 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, … Continue reading

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Trollish Behavior and the Future of Online Comments

More than 30 local journalists and members of the public gathered on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 for a panel discussion hosted by the Madison chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, “Trollish Behavior and the Future of Online Comments.” Panelists included: … Continue reading

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SPJ honors Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

The Society of Professional Journalists announced this week that Gina Barton, John Diedrich and Ben Poston earned the 2013 Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award for their investigation into the Milwaukee Police Department. Their Milwaukee Journal Sentinel series “Police Problems: … Continue reading

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Investigative journalism center dust up just the latest press infringement

By Mark Pitsch The state’s Republican-led budget committee may have done no greater favor for the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism than voting to evict it from two tiny offices in UW-Madison’s Vilas Hall. Since the early morning, back-room decision … Continue reading

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