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  • 00:30

    Studio SPJ: Excellence in Journalism 2014

    in Podcasting

    Join us on Tuesday, June 17 at noon Eastern when the next broadcast of Studio SPJ will feature two of the people who've assembled the programs for our upcoming Excellence in Journalism Conference on Sept. 4-6 in Nashville.


    Amy Tardif, station and news manager for WGCU in Fort Myers, Florida and Scott Leadingham, SPJ's director of education and the editor of Quill Magazine, will give us a preview of what's in store for this year's convention, which takes place at Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center.


    This year's convention is another collaboration between the Radio Television Digital News Association and the Society of Professional Journalists.


    Click here for more information on the conference.

  • 00:16

    Studio SPJ: On the road to Nashville with Ken Paulson

    in News


    Studio SPJ will kick off a series of podcasts called "The Road to Nashville"  previewing our upcoming Excellence in Journalism 2014 conference on Sept. 4-6.


    Ken Paulson will be our guest for the first of these broadcasts on Thursday at 3 p.m. / 2 p.m. Central time. (Please note: this program was rescheduled from an earlier broadcast date.)


    Paulson is the dean of Middle Tennessee State University's College of Mass Communication. He previously has served a president of the First Amendment Center at Vanderbilt University, as president of the Newseum in Washington D.C. and as editor-in-chief at USA Today.


    We'll be talking to Ken about Freedom Sings, a musical program at the convention featuring songs that were once banned as well as the tribute planned for the late John Seigenthaler, the former editor of The Tennessean and founder of the First Amendment Center.

  • 00:31

    Studio SPJ with Jennifer Livingston

    in Podcasting

    Wisconsin television anchor/reporter Jennifer Livingston made headlines of her own in October went she responded on air to a viewer who criticized her as being overweight.   The incident sparked a national discussion about obesity, self-esteem and bullying.   It also put Livingston in the unusual position of being part of the news rather than the person reporting it.    Now that a few months have passed, Livington has agreed to be our guest on Studio SPJ.   The half-hour conversation, hosted by the Milwaukee chapter of SPJ, will air live on Jan. 3 at 1 p.m. Eastern.   A graduate of Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, Livingston started in 1997 as a general assignment reporter for WKBT in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.   The viewer sent an email to Livingston telling her to "reconsider your responsibility as a local public personality to present and promote a healthy lifestyle."   Livingston responded with a 4-minute on-air segment in which she acknowledged being  overweight but said the viewer's words were cruel.   She went on to say: "To all the children out there who feel lost, who are struggling with your weight, your sexual preference, your disability, even the acne on your face, listen to me right now: do not let your self-worth be defined by bullies."   A YouTube clip of Livingston's remarks has drawn more than 10.5 million views. The incident also lead to Livingston making an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show.          

  • 00:21

    When justice stops at the border

    in News

    Join us on Saturday, May 23 at 10 a.m. Eastern time when our guest on Studio SPJ will be Brad Heath, a reporter with USA Today and the winner of the 2015 Al Nakkula award for police reporting.


    Heath won the award for a series of stories in which he revealed how police and prosecutors nationwide had allowed nearly 200,000 fugitives to escape justice simply by crossing over state lines.


    The series led authorities in at least four states to reconsider or reverse this policy.


    The Nakkula award is named after the late Al Nakkula, a legendary cops and crime reporter for the Rocky Mountain News. The award is co-sponsored by The Denver Press Club and The University of Colorado's College of Media, Communication and Information.


    This broadcastis co-sponsored by the Colorado chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

  • 00:30

    Studio SPJ with Mark Segal

    in Podcasting

    Join us on Wednesday, Sept. 18 when our guest on Studio SPJ will be Mark Segal, founder and publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News.   Segal is one of the founders and former president of the National Gay Press Association and the National Gay Newspaper Guild.   He founded PGN in 1975, making it one of the oldest gay newspapers in the United States.   He also has covered gay life from place like Lebanon, Cuba and East Berlin during the time when the Berlin Wall was torn down.   He represented the gay press and lectured in Moscow and St. Petersburg at Russia's first openly gay conference.   Recently he was inducted into the GLBT Journalist Hall of Fame by the National Gay and Lesbian Journalists Association.      

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    Studio SPJ with Michael Sprengelmeyer

    in Podcasting

    Join us on Saturday Aug. 10 at 2 p.m. Eastern noon / Mountain time when our guest on Studio SPJ will be M. E. Sprengelmeyer, reporter and publisher of the Guadalupe County Communicator.
    Before purchasing the weekly paper in New Mexico in 2009, Sprengelmeyer worked at the Rocky Mountain News, where he served in the paper's Washington bureau.
    He had covered the Iraq War and the 2008 Presidential campaign for the Rocky. But when the paper folded in February 2009, Sprengelmeyer decided to take a new direction as the owner of a small community paper with a circulation of about 2,000.
    Earlier this year, he served as a speaker at SPJ's Region 9 Conference in Santa Fe. 
    In this half-hour program, he will talk with Rio Grande SPJ chapter member Laura Paskus about his experience and his belief that "the future of print is print."
    This program is co-sponsored by SPJ's Rio Grande chapter.

  • 00:21

    Award-winning columns and a 'dirty dozen' journalism apps

    in Podcasting

    Join us for the next broadcast of Studio SPJ when our guests will be Patricia Calhoun, editor of Denver's alt-weekly Westword and former SPJ President Kevin Smith, deputy director of the Kiplinger Progrom for Public Affairs Journalism at Ohio State University.


    Calhoun will talk about her columns on Colorado history and politics, which recently took first place in the 2014 SDX awards.


    Smith will talk about a "dirty dozen" journalism apps that he presented at SPJ's recent JournCamp in New York City.

  • 00:31

    Studio SPJ: the road to Nashville with Michael Koretzky

    in Podcasting

    Join us for the next edition of Studio SPJ when our guest will be Michael Koretzky, SPJ's Region 3 director from South Florida.


    Well talk about the debate over changing SPJ's name from the Society of Professional Journalists to the Society for Professional Journalism. This is a topic that came up during last year's Excellence in Journalism conference in Anaheim and will be aired out again later this week at our conference in Nashville.


    We'll also talk about a creative program that the South Florida chapter has run in recent years called Will Write for Food. On Labor Day weekend, a group of college journalists from across the county come to Florida to report, edit, photograph and write an edition of a homeless shelter's newspaper.


    This 30-minute program is part of a series of broadcasts we'll be doing leading up to and during this year's EIJ 2014 conference


     

  • 00:30

    SPJ Your SPJ Membership

    in Podcasting

    Join guest host and national membership committee chair Holly Edgell who will be talking with SPJ President John Ensslin about the possibility of reviving the Society's institutional membership for news organizations. AND, David Sheets, president of the St. Louis Pro Chapter and Freelance Committee member, will also be on the show.

  • 00:32

    Michael Cohen; of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Packers team reporter joins us

    in Sports

    All NFL teams must reduce their roster to 75 active players, by Septmeber 1st, before 4 p.m. ET. The Green Bay Packers have finished game one, of the preseason defeating the New England Patriots 22-11.  Wins and loses don't mean much in the preseason.  This is a time for players to impress the coaching staff, and have a spot on the final roster.  Each game is an opportunity to take practice time, and put it in live action against another team.


    Tonight, Michal Cohen; of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, joins the show.  Cohen is the newest Packers team reporter, and has been covering training camp.  The biggest question that will be answered is "How does the Green Bay secondary look?" We will also ask Cohen who has been his biggest surprise and disappointment, thus far in camp.  Injuries can derail a season, so we will get the latest injury update, and see if there should be any concern moving forward. Listen in and hear what Michael Cohen has to say about the Packers.


     

  • 00:57

    Milwaukee Candor with Deanna Alexander!

    in Politics Conservative

    Join us this week for our first segment of Milwaukee Candor with Deanna Alexander! This new feature on the Earl Hall Show will air on BlogTalkRadio every Monday at 10am to keep you informed on issues facing metro Milwaukee.