Coding our way into the future

“The job I have I didn’t even know existed until I had been working for two years,” said Meghan Louttit, multimedia editor at The New York Times.

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Farfel Prize winner talks investigative reporting

Ellen Gabler, an investigative reporter for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, was in Athens on Tuesday, November 4. Students in JSchool Director Bob Stewart’s “Future of Media” class, along with others who came to this 12pm impromptu SPJ meeting, had the opportunity to hear from this year’s winner of the Farfel Prize.

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Let us entertain you! Our meeting all about entertainment reporting!

hollyOn Tuesday, Oct. 21, Holly Storrow, entertainment editor of The Daily Quirk joined us for a meeting all about entertainment reporting. The Daily Quirk is a smaller entertainment and lifestyle online magazine that has been able to cover major events like San Diego Comic-Con and is making its way to becoming a bigger name.

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Photojournalism at its finest: Jeff Widener talks Tank Man

Jeff Widener, former AP photographer, shares a photo of a Ghanian soldier guarding a ballot box in 1993 at our Oct. 7 SPJ meeting.
Jeff Widener shares a photo of a Ghanian soldier guarding a ballot box in 1993 at our Oct. 7 SPJ meeting.

Jeff Widener, photographer of the iconic “Tank Man”, visited Ohio University to speak with SPJ members about the importance of following your dreams as a journalist.

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Tinker Tour: Freedom of Speech in Schools

SPJ Exec Board members with Mary Beth Tinker after SPJ's evening program | © 2014 Eli Hiller
SPJ Exec Board members with Mary Beth Tinker after SPJ’s evening program | © 2014 Eli Hiller
Photo courtesy of Mary Beth Tinker
Photo courtesy of Mary Beth Tinker

For the last year, Mary Beth has been visiting schools across the United States as part of a “Tinker Tour” sponsored by the Student Press Law Center, and was able to spend a couple days at Ohio University at the end of September.

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Welcome back, Bobcats!

OUSPJ represented well at #EIJ14 - we won two big awards, including the National Campus Chapter of the Year award for our 2013-2014 programming!
OUSPJ represented well at #EIJ14 – we won two big awards, including the National Campus Chapter of the Year award for our 2013-2014 programming!

It’s that time of the  year again, fall semester. Before pumpkin spice lattes and cold weather take over the town, I want to say a few words.

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