All members of the Asian American Journalists Association, San Diego Press Club, Society of Professional Journalists and their friends are invited to celebrate the season at the fascinating Map and Atlas Museum on Fay Street in La Jolla on Thursday December 12th.
We are beginning to plan for our annual “Report Card on the Media” event and want your suggestions! What were the biggest stories of the year and who should sit on our panel to grade the media? Please leave your suggestions in the comments section on this Facebook post. And while you’re there, make sure to “Like” SPJ on Facebook! If you don’t have an account, email us here with your suggestions. Thanks!
Here’s some news to make your life easier: National SPJ is rolling out “auto dues,” a new billing option that allows you to pay for your SPJ membership a month at a time. Like rent, or a car loan, but so much more journalistically inclined. Find out the details here. If you need to renew your membership, now is a great time. And if you’ve let your membership lapse, one of the SPJ Board members will be calling this month to ask you to renew.
San Diego and Tijuana comprise a region of nearly 5 million people but the two cities are often worlds apart. Faced with shrinking resources, long border waits and safety concerns, many San Diego news organizations are hard-pressed to devote much attention to Tijuana. What issues are covered well? What are the missed opportunities? What are the border stories of greatest concern to audiences on both sides of the border?
Please join us for this important discussion with leaders in government, the media and technology.
Some journalists, technologists and political leaders are hoping for a sea change in San Diegans’ access to open data. The public, they argue, should be able to access records freely online without having to submit Public Records Act requests, and when those PRA requests are called for, they should be answered within the legal time limit.
Please join us for this panel on Wednesday, August 28 about an important topic for journalists and news consumers.
Syrian journalists in San Diego on a U.S. Department of State-sponsored program to study “reporting in risky areas and providing accurate coverage in conflicts” will join local journalists for a wide-ranging panel discussion and Q&A.