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December 1st, 2006 • Quill Archives
Student makes mark covering national stories

Very few journalists get called in the middle of the night by ABC’s “Good Morning America” asking them to cover an unfolding disaster story. Even fewer are juniors in college. “It was midnight, I had just gotten in bed,” said West Virginia University student Justin Weaver, now a senior.


October 18th, 2006 • Quill Archives
Students’ work gets statewide exposure thanks to SPJ adviser

After moving from the newsroom to the classroom, broadcast journalist and teacher Maryann Lazarski wanted to extend the scope of her students’ learning laboratory. Her target: the entire state of Wisconsin. Lazarski, faculty adviser for the student chapter of SPJ at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, is the founder of the Wisconsin Broadcast Association’s College Radio News Network, a first-of-its kind partnership between radio stations at Wisconsin colleges.


September 1st, 2006 • Quill Archives
From White House to battlefields, SPJ member covered it all

The journalist’s job sometimes can seem like a battle. But one SPJ member actually put her journalism experience to use as a member of the military. In the early 1970s, Lt. Col. J.P. LadyHawk Freeman-Clark was a cub reporter for The Associated Press in Washington, D.C.,


September 1st, 2006 • Quill Archives
Tomorrow’s leaders participate in Scripps Leadership Institute

SPJ leaders from throughout the country met in Indianapolis for a weekend in June to participate in the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute. Funded by the Scripps Howard Foundation, the weekend was a chance for incoming chapter leaders to meet and develop management skills.


August 1st, 2006 • Quill Archives
SDX Foundation helps equip student journalists for future

“You are the future of our profession.” This is quite possibly the most common phrase college students hear on graduation day. It’s also true. And the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation is working to help prepare student journalists for that future. The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation supports student journalism by funding various internships, scholarships, publications and grants that help students learn their craft and, at the same time, survive campus life, said Betsy Ashton, vice president of the Foundation.


August 1st, 2006 • Quill Archives
SPJ’s resurrection in St. Louis

After a few years of inactivity, the St. Louis Pro Chapter is getting a new lease on life, thanks in large part to the efforts of one local journalist. Jeff Douglas, an editorial assistant for The Associated Press, came to town from Kansas City five months ago and has been working diligently to restore the 75-year-old chapter.