A history of the SPJ / EIJ sponsorship conflicts

April 21, 2020 Robert Elder 0

A few chapter leaders asked for a history of the friction over sponsors accepted by the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) and its partners at the Excellence in Journalism (EIJ) conference, so here goes: I was asked to be on a sponsorship policy task force was formed, in part, to […]

Journalists should not take funding from sources that attack them

April 21, 2020 admin 0

The Chicago Headline Club has long asked the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) to reject money from questionable sources—not along political lines, but because, as a professional organization, SPJ should not be taking money from sources that have attacked journalism and journalists.  This is a central issue, tied to our […]