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Kiplinger Program Fellowships

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The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University (U.S.) is looking for innovative, international journalists who want to use social media to build a stronger following,…Continue

 

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Kiplinger Program Fellowships

The Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University (U.S.) is looking for innovative, international journalists who want to use social media to build a stronger following, develop new sources and better cover their beats. The fellowship also aims to sharpen your digital media public-affairs reporting skills, helping you hold government and institutions accountable. We'll talk Twitter, Deep Web searches, crowdsourcing, public records, spreadsheets and online data…See More
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"Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism taking apps for April '14 camp in U.S. http://www.kiplingerprogram.org/ Most expenses paid."
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"Journalists interesting in digital and social media skills, consider this week-long camp in the U.S. http://www.kiplingerprogram.org/"
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"International journalists looking for digital and social media training, consider applying for a week-long camp in the U.S. Most expenses pa"
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"Certainly an argument can be made that the media has gone to a higher level of sensationalism than ever before. Standards are always shifting and I think it's a hand-in-glove union between the media and the public. And e public seems to be…"
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"Ann- I'm glad to see you joined this community. I think you will find plenty of sources here. The trick is getting them to respond (as always). People tend to join but very few use it to its fulness. I am going to respond to the solution…"
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If conflicts of interest hurt our credibility, why are always dealing with them?

As calls to the Society of Professional Journalists ethics hotlines have come in over the past year, it’s clear to me one area of ethics has distanced itself from the rest in terms of concerns, questions and complaints. That is conflicts of interest.While much that needs to be said on this subject can be found in the “Act Independently” section of the SPJ Ethics Code, the concept of remaining independent from outside influences seems to evade more and more journalists these days. And, having…See More
Oct 17, 2011
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"American papers are always playing loose with circulation numbers by inventing new ways to count paper distribution. Not always legit."
Oct 16, 2011
Kevin Z. Smith commented on Howard Hudson's group European Code of Media Coverage Ethics
"It's been a bit quiet in this group so I thought I'd jumpstart a discussion. Today, it was reported that a public utility service known as the Central Basin Water District (outside Los Angeles) spent more than $200,000 in taxpayer and…"
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Social Media Manager
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Name/s of media you are currently involved with
Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at The Ohio State University. The Society of Professional Journalists, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Online News Association.
Personal or Professional Website
http://spj.org
What do you hope to gain from this community?
a connection with European journalists to create dialogue on a variety of journalism issues.
Tell us a little bit about yourself
I'm a career journalist who left newsrooms to teach journalism. I taught journalism for 13 years. I am currently the deputy director of the Kiplinger Program in Public Affairs Journalism at The Ohio State University. We are dedicated to training professional journalists in digital and social media skills. I am also a career-long member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the largest journalism organization in the United States. I have been head of the Ethics Committee for three years.

About the Society of Professional Journalists

The Society of Professional Journalists is the oldest, largest and most broad-based journalism organization in the United States. We were formed in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi on a college campus as a journalism honorary. We have transformed ourselves into the most recognized and prestigious journalism organization in America with more than 8,000 members representing print, broadcast and multimedia branches.

SPJ has more than 150 local chapters, some professional which are tied to cities or states like the Washington, DC professional chapter or the Indiana pro chapter. We also have student chapters for college campuses as big as the University of Florida or as small as Harding University in Arkansas. Nearly one third of our membership is made up of students.

In September 2010 we will welcome our first international chapter, a student chapter connected to the Northwestern Medill School of Journalism in Qatar. We how have more than 50 international students in that upstart chapter. We do have about 100 international members of SPJ but no other chapters.

SPJ has three primary missions -- press rights and First Amendment advocacy, high ethical standards and diversity. We are also know in America for our professional development and offer more training and professional seminars than any other journalism group.

We have an international committee which is tasked with helping the Society understand and lend support to international efforts related to journalism. Currently that committee has six international members on it. But all have worked internationally. It is our hope to continue to expand on our international efforts, to learn and assist in way to improve and protection journalism globally.

Each year we hold an annual convention in changing cities. In October we will host more than 800 journalists in Las Vegas and next September we will join forces with the Radio, Television, Digital News Association for a convention in New Orleans.

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If conflicts of interest hurt our credibility, why are always dealing with them?

Posted on October 16, 2011 at 4:38 0 Comments

As calls to the Society of Professional Journalists ethics hotlines have come in over the past year, it’s clear to me one area of ethics has distanced itself from the rest in terms of concerns, questions and complaints. That is conflicts of interest.



While much that needs to be said on this subject can be found in the “Act Independently” section of the SPJ Ethics Code, the concept of remaining independent from outside influences seems to evade more and more journalists these days.… Continue

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Honorable President S P J, I apriciate ur programme and total agree.I think that we can better try to change society.I want to adopt ur society and programme.Please join me in future.I am waitting ur kind reply.Tahir Naseem President District Press Club Khanewal Pakistan
 
 
 

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