SPJ is Hosting a Résumé Workshop for College Students

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As a special event for journalism students, SPJ San Diego and the SDSU Chapter of SPJ are co-hosting a résumé and interview workshop on Thursday, Feb. 5.

All college students are welcome. They will get a chance to have short one-on-one meetings with seven local editors from a big range of San Diego media outlets to get résumé, interviewing, clips and social media advice. Think speed-dating but with job advice.

Who Should Win Our Awards for Being a Window and a Wall?

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San Diego SPJ is debuting two new awards to recognize the most helpful and not-so-helpful sources in 2014.

The Window Award will go to the public official or agency that most prioritized transparency and the public’s right to know in 2014.

The Wall Award will go to the public official or agency that made it hardest for journalists to do their jobs in 2014, ignoring requests or otherwise compromising the public’s right to know.

You Have to Watch These Videos of our Rowdy #CA52 Discussion

On Tuesday night, journalists and campaign communication directors had a rowdy discussion of the 52nd Congressional District race between Scott Peters and Carl DeMaio. Arguments were had, accusations were made and there was a lot of shouting from members of the audience.

If you missed San Diego SPJ’s discussion, we have video thanks to Bradley Fikes at U-T San Diego. You can watch the videos, divided into sections, here or below.

Dissecting a Dirty Campaign: SPJ Digs into #CA52

It was one of the country’s most contentious congressional races, and when Carl DeMaio finally conceded to Scott Peters, five days after the polls closed, DeMaio told the Associated Press that “all, including myself, must be wary of the state of journalism today and where electoral politics are heading.”

Please join the Society of Professional Journalists Tuesday, Nov. 18, as we discuss that state of journalism and a congressional race unlike any other. Our panel includes Peters campaign communications director Alex Roth, DeMaio campaign communications director Dave McCulloch, U-T politics editor Michael Smolens, KPBS enterprise reporter Claire Trageser and NBC 7 producer Wendy Fry. They will dissect the campaign, the coverage and the allegations that continue to surface. You don’t want to miss hearing what they have to say or asking them questions of your own.