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SPJ ethics chair misstates arguments for not naming mass killers

We can’t have a reasonable debate about media coverage of mass killers if people fail to understand the opposing arguments.

Andrew Seaman’s post this week for the SPC Ethics Committee Blog misstates the arguments in favor of not naming or publishing photographs of mass killers. 1,796 more words

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Tower editor beats Yale, Columbia in journo contest

Published April 29, 2016

Tower Editor-in-Chief Rebecca Panico has been awarded first place for breaking news reporting from the Society of Professional Journalists, Region 1 — surpassing student finalists from Yale University and Columbia University. 396 more words

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Journalism, policing, immigration to be covered at @spjphx @UNITY_JFD conferences

I am pleased to share news of two conferences in Phoenix this week (April 28-30) that may serve your needs—in multiple ways. Aimed primarily at… 298 more words

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Troubling Trends and Trigger Warnings

The “iPhone 6 knees” challenge made its rounds on social media this past week. It is yet another example of how social media can be used to promote disordered eating. 451 more words


Staged Photos Darken the Fog of War

By Casey Bukro

War is famously shrouded in a fog that journalists are supposed to penetrate.

Since war correspondents and photographers sometimes risk their lives in combat zones, you’d think they’d want to get it right. 962 more words


Blogging for SPJ

Happy Wednesday!

A few weeks ago, members of the Society of Professional Journalists were offered the happy opportunity to blog about Twitter, as the social giant is almost 10 years old. 125 more words

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May the Source Be With You, But Not Anonymously

By Casey Bukro

After being seriously burned by false information from anonymous sources, the New York Times decided to be more cautious about accepting information from people who don’t want to be identified. 1,388 more words