Election workshop held at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus

About two dozen people – including FIU students, FIU professors, and professionals  – gathered at the Biscayne Bay Campus last week to participate in a workshop focused on covering the midterm elections. The bilingual training on Oct. 12 was hosted by the Florida Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalist as part of

2018-10-17T11:20:01+00:00 October 17th, 2018|Journalism, News, Politics|

Journalism Training Session: Covering Elections

On Friday, Oct. 12, the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and the Google News Initiative will host a training session on covering elections at FIU’s Biscayne Bay Campus in Academic Center II, room 115. The event is free and have to different training sessions: The English session is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. followed

2018-10-11T12:15:20+00:00 October 12th, 2018|

FIU-SPJ awarded National Chapter Program of the Year

FIU's Society of Professional Journalists chapter won the National Campus Program of the Year award Friday for a program on diversity and media bias at the organization's annual conference in Baltimore. The award recognized the program “Stirring UP the Media,” held last November which focused on how one's background impacts how news is both

2018-10-26T10:43:22+00:00 October 1st, 2018|Award Winners, Journalism, News, Promo|

Cover city hall, go to jail? SPJ regional director throws down media access challenge

A Broward County based journalist is promising airfare, hotel and a car rental to reporters willing to attempt to cover a town council meeting in rural Alabama. The catch? Tiny Paint Rock recently passed a number of rules prohibiting the media or outsiders from doing just that -- in direct contravention with the state’s Open

2018-06-12T19:49:31+00:00 June 12th, 2018|News, Politics|