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News Reporting - Oakland Campus: Professional Education & Networking

This guide is for Harry Kloman's ENGWRT 0610, Introduction to Journalism and Nonfiction.

Local Organizations

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

As the second oldest women's press club in the nation, the Women's Press Club of Pittsburgh strives to honor its past and forge into the future by providing a place for the news media -- journalists, public relations professionals, writers, editors, photographers, broadcasters, and their supporters. We welcome new members to our many events, including our annual banquet, which offer forums for networking and education about trends in the industry.

The Pittsburgh Black Media Federation, which is an organization of journalists, communications specialists and students, supports black journalists, hosts programs that recognize excellent media coverage of minority communities and trains young people to enter the media industry.

The Poynter Institute is a global leader in journalism. It is the world’s leading instructor, innovator, convener and resource for anyone who aspires to engage and inform citizens in 21st Century democracies.

Pew Research Center's report 'The Future of Free Speech, Trolls, Anonymity and Fake News Online': Many experts fear uncivil and manipulative behaviors on the internet will persist – and may get worse. This will lead to a splintering of social media into AI-patrolled and regulated ‘safe spaces’ separated from free-for-all zones. Some worry this will hurt the open exchange of ideas and compromise privacy.

Library Journal's InfoDocket - reporting resources blog

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Journalism conferences are a great opportunity to network, learn new skills, and visit some interesting new places at the same time. Here’s a chronological round-up of some of the biggest media events in the UK, US, and internationally in 2017. Can’t spare the time (or money) to be there in person? And if you want to add a conference to this list, feel free to do so in the comments!