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Using the FOIA can empower student journalists

October 23, 2013 admin 0

            One of the challenges associated with presenting at a conference – journalism or otherwise – is trying to figure out how many people will attend your session. There have been times when I’ve had standing room only, and other times when I could have invited the attendees to Starbucks […]

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Annual FOI Issue of Quill Available

October 29, 2013 admin 0

SPJ’s annual FOI issue of Quill is now available.   The September/October issue looks at a variety of FOI issues.  The digital copy is available at For information about membership in SPJ, go to Information about the Chicago Headline Club is at

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Twenty years of JobFile

October 14, 2013 0

I long ago lost track of how many hours I’ve devoted to this enterprise, but I remember the first JobFile very well.
You don’t think of time moving so quickly, or at least I don’t. In my mind, I’m 26 forever. But 20 years ago tonight, when I entered the first seven listings — that’s all…