This fall, SPJ continues the celebration of its 110th anniversary with a special print issue of Quill devoted to 110 landmark moments in American journalism.
From the first newspaper in America to the publication of the Pentagon Papers and from the printing of the Federalist Papers to the document dumps of Wikileaks, we are looking for the moments that shaped and defined the Fourth Estate.
And you can be a part of it.
Just shoot a note to me at firstname.lastname@example.org suggesting events/breakthroughs/stories that you think should make the list.
A few notes:
— We are looking for specific events and stories rather than simply the top names in journalism (i.e. Edward R. Murrow’s McCarthy broadcasts, not simply Edward R. Murrow).
— All forms of journalism will be considered for inclusion.
—While we are focused on American journalism, we can also include stories reported by American reporters or media outlets from overseas.
— Feel free to suggest moments beyond the familiar that truly impacted journalism.
— You can send just one idea or a longer list. Just limit it to ones you truly feel belong on the list.
— There’s no need to provide extensive detail (although such details and links are welcome). Just make sure to put “110 Moments” in the subject line.
I look forward to your input.
Lou Harry is the editor of Quill and the author of “Creative Block” (Running Press) and “Kid Culture” (Cider Mill Press).