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Posts Tagged ‘Society of Professional Journalists’

SPJ Urges WCCO To Apologize for Dog Meat Report

The Minnesota chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has joined the Asian American Journalists Association in calling on WCCO to apologize for falsely reporting in October that a meat market in New York City’s Chinatown was selling dog meat.

In a statement that called WCCO “woefully unresponsive,” the SPJ blamed the Minneapolis CBS O&O for “perpetuating an unfortunate stereotype.”

“WCCO cannot undo the harm inflicted by airing the story. However, the editors and managers of the station can improve their own credibility and the esteem of all professional journalists by being upfront and transparent from here on out,” the statement reads. “…Not doing so makes it harder for all journalists working to win the respect of the public they serve.” Read more

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Online News Editor Takes Over as RTDNA Chairman

Emphasizing its reach across the digital media landscape, RTDNA appointed the editor-in-chief of a local news website and a public media news director to key positions on its board this week.

At the close of its Excellence in Journalism 2011 Conference, the organization introduced Kevin Benz of CultureMapAustin as its new chairman and members elected Vincent Duffy, news director of Michigan Radio, as chair-elect of RTDNA.

Duffy is the first first public media news director elected to the position and Benz is the first “pure-play” digital officer in the history of RTDNA. Read more

SPJ Announces Sigma Delta Chi Award Winners

The Society of Professional Journalists announced the winners of its 2010 Sigma Delta Chi Award this week. The awards banquet will be held on September 24th in New Orleans, giving WVUE an opportunity to accept their award for Investigative Reporting in front of a hometown crowd.

Here’s a list of winners:

Investigative Reporting (Small-Market Station, 51+)
The Gravy Train – by Lee Zurik, Donny Pearce, Greg Phillips and Mikel Schaefer, WVUE

Investigative Reporting (Large-Market Station 1-50)
Their Crime, Your Dime – by Chris Ingalls, Kellie Cheadle and Steve Douglas, KING

Feature Reporting (Large-Market Station 1-50)
Land of 10,000 Stories – by Boyd Huppert, Jonathan Malat and Bill Middeke, KARE

Breaking News Coverage (Small-Market Station 51+)
Family Feud – by A.J. Lagoe, Paul Nevadomski, Ben Arnold and Katelyn Sherwood, WRIC

Breaking News Coverage (Large-Market Station 1-50)
Palm Bay Hospital Gunman – by Staff, Central Florida News 13

Video of the winning entries is available on SPJ’s website.

Traveling in Japan, WCPO’s Hagit Limor Provides Eyewitness Account of Earthquake Devastation

WCPO reporter Hagit Limor was one of only a handful of American journalists to experience the earthquake in Japan first-hand last week, as she was traveling through the country on a trip for the Society of Professional Journalists.

Limor, who is the president of SPJ, was in Okinawa when the earthquake hit and the resulting tsunami rocked much of the country. Limor had just left Tokyo that morning to travel to the city of Naha, fortuitously escaping the region hardest hit by the tsunami.

Limor tells TVSpy that she began reporting for WCPO beginning just four hours after the earthquake hit. Since then, she has been reporting via Skype and providing TV, web, and print coverage for WCPO’s entire station group as well as the Scripps Howard News Service. Read more