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.