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SPJ DePaul receives funding for Twitter training

Congratulations to SPJ DePaul for receiving $500 from a November Chapter Grant to help fund their upcoming program, Twitter for Journalists with Mark S. Luckie. The manager of journalism at Twitter, Luckie will visit the campus in late January to do multiple sessions depending on experience levels.

Here’s what SPJ DePaul had to say about the program:

A Knight study released in late 2011 showed that only one in four high school journalism students get any online media training before starting college. Even fewer know Twitter. This training would help our younger members get the fundamentals they need and learn how to use the medium in a professional, ethical manner.

The advanced training would help our more experienced student members learn how to embed Twitter into not only their reporting but also how to use Twitter’s API (application programming interface) to build social media tools into their blogs and websites.

Sounds like a great program! Congratulations again!

And for the rest of you chapter leaders out there – don’t forget your chapter can also receive $500 to fund a unique, creative program. The next Chapter Grant deadline is Dec. 5, so hurry and apply today!

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Poker and ethics?

Looking for a program to stick on your chapter’s summer schedule? Think about Ethics Hold’em. SPJ student board member Gideon Grudo just wrapped up an incredibly successful run of the classic game of cards – with a twist.

Here’s what SPJ member and Region 3 Director Michael Koretzky had to say about the event:

Summer is slow at student newspapers, but Gideon and the University Press EIC Ryan Cortes and the Florida Atlantic University newspaper adviser Dan Sweeney hosted more than a dozen folks.

FAU adviser Dan Sweeney deals everyone in at one of the two poker tables set up in the University Press newsroom on July 6. Photo by Michelle Friswell, University Press.

Ethics Hold’em was created in 2007 by SPJ South Florida and funded by a national SPJ ethics grant. In a nutshell, it’s Texas Hold’em played with specially printed decks – the face of each card contains an entry from the SPJ Code of Ethics. Some entries are repeated and if you find a match, you win extra chips.

Koretzky nailed the bottom line:

Hopefully, you’ll learn by osmosis.

If your chapter is interested in playing Ethics Hold’em, Grudo has extra decks at the ready, along with the rules. He’ll even chat with you about the details, so contact him with questions.

Ante up, folks.

 

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SPJ Buzz over Breakfast

Are you an adviser? Do you love SPJ? Are you also pretty fond of food? Great! We’ve got what you need.

This August, we’re hosting a breakfast at the 2012 AEJMC Conference just for SPJ advisers. We’ll feed you, encourage you and answer some of your burning questions about SPJ on your campuses. Topics will range from fundraising to leadership, navigating campus rules and regulations to programming ideas. We’re even going to send you home with a doggy bag of resources to take back to your campus.

So if you’ll be in Chicago enjoying the conference, why not join us? Check out the details below, mark it on your calendar and RSVP right away – it’s first come, first served and spots are limited so don’t wait.

Who: SPJ Advisers

What: The scoop on everything SPJ campus chapters, plus food

When: Saturday, Aug. 11, 7-8 a.m.

Where: Chicago Marriott

RSVP to Tara Puckey at (317) 927-8000 ext. 215 or tpuckey@spj.org

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