Save the Date: San Diego Media Groups’ Holiday Party

Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria
San Diego media groups are teaming up to host a low-key (and free!) holiday party at Pisco Rotisserie & Cevicheria at Liberty Station.

Who: Members of San Diego Press Club, San Diego SPJ Pro Chapter, San Diego Association of Black Journalists, Asian American Journalists Association San Diego, Online News Association San Diego, NATAS, PSW, and National Association of Hispanic Journalists San Diego/Tijuana

When: 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11

Where: Pisco Rotisserie and Cevicheria

Cost: Free

Food and Drink: http://piscorotisserie.com/menu/

RSVP: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07eeu27fnp17d559c7&oseq=&c=&ch=

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San Diego SPJ responds to KPBS reporter’s blog post

The San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists commends Jean Guerrero for speaking out in this blog post about her experience at a recent news conference.

We remind our colleagues that the SPJ Code of Ethics states in part that journalists should: “Expose unethical conduct in journalism … [and] abide by the same high standards they expect of others.” We encourage all journalists to behave professionally, in accordance with these principles.

Fake news, real problem

Whether you’re a journalist or a news consumer, chances are you’ve heard the term “fake news.” Fake news is more than a label, it’s a problem journalists across the country are confronting when trying to gain the trust of their audience. As journalists, how do we combat these accusations while not dismissing our audience? Does research show any promising results when it comes to journalists correcting misinformation?

Join the San Diego chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for a discussion with:

Matt Hall, opinion director at The San Diego Union-Tribune

Rachel Laing, principal of Laing Strategic Communications

Rachel Moran, researcher and doctoral student at USC Annenberg

When: Tuesday, November 14th from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Where: The San Diego Central Library in the Shiley Special Events Suite 330 Park Blvd., San Diego, CA 92101

This event is free and open to the public. RSVP here.

Join us for a discussion on covering homelessness

Homelessness continues to be one of San Diego’s greatest public policy and humanitarian challenges. And with the county’s hepatitis A outbreak, news coverage of the crisis has only increased. How have journalists reported on our region’s homeless population and what myths persist? What data and reporting approaches can help elevate the stories they pursue?

Join San Diego SPJ for a wide-ranging discussion with:

Steve Breen, San Diego Union-Tribune

Kelly Davis, freelance reporter

Lisa Halverstadt, Voice of San Diego

Susan Murphy, KPBS

When: 6:30 to 8 p.m., Thursday, October 19

Where: California Western School of Law, 350 Cedar Street, Lecture Hall 2, San Diego, CA 92101

RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/covering-homelessness-tickets-38639525862