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June 6th, 2013 • Quill Archives, Member Profile
Member Profile: Sean Carberry

It’s likely you’ve heard the work of Sean Carberry. Perhaps you listened to WBUR in Boston while he produced and reported there. Maybe you liked Susan Tedeschi’s 1998 album “Just Won’t Burn,” for which Carberry received a Gold Record for his work as a recording engineer.


June 6th, 2013 • Quill Archives
Remembering Robert S. McCord

Robert S. McCord, the 1975-76 national SPJ president, died April 13, 2013, in North Little Rock, Ark. He was 84. McCord held several prominent journalism positions in Arkansas media, but his legacy lies in the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act, which passed the legislature without opposition in 1967.


April 11th, 2013 • Quill Archives
Obituary: James R. Yoder

James R. Yoder, a 70-year member of SPJ, died Nov. 25, 2012, from complications of a hip fracture. He was 90. Yoder grew up in the newspaper business. His father, Robert Yoder, bought the Weimar Mercury in 1913, and the paper remained in the family until the 1990s.


April 11th, 2013 • Quill Archives, Member Profile
Member Profile: Jason Parsley

Meet Jason Parsley: He is the associate publisher and former editor-in-chief of the South Florida Gay News and president of the SPJ South Florida Pro chapter. Side note: He’s only six years out of college. “I always ask the students, ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’”


February 8th, 2013 • Quill Archives
Remembering Gene Slaymaker, Indiana broadcast pioneer

Gene Arthur Slaymaker, renowned Indiana journalist and past president of the Indiana Pro chapter, died Dec. 15, 2012. He was 84. Slaymaker’s journalism career began when he attended Ohio State University after serving in World War II. He worked as a TV reporter and announcer in Columbus while majoring in radio journalism.


December 5th, 2012 • Quill Archives, Member Profile
Member Profile – Jennifer Peebles

Jennifer Peebles had always thought she would be a teacher. She may not work in a classroom now, but she has a student whose success speaks to her teaching ability: herself. Peebles (Twitter: @jpeebles) self-instructed much of her way from suburban reporter for The Tennessean to managing editor, digital, at the Washington Examiner.


October 4th, 2012 • Quill Archives, Member Profile
Member Profile – Laura Amico of Homicide Watch

Two years ago, Laura Amico searched Washington, D.C., for a job as a crime reporter. What she found: a community experiencing frequent homicides that received little to no news coverage. Intrigued and concerned, she began a new quest from a seat at her kitchen table, working with her husband to create Homicide Watch D.C.


August 7th, 2012 • Quill Archives
Obituary: Robert D.G. Lewis

Robert D.G. Lewis, 1985-86 SPJ president and a longtime Washington correspondent for Booth Newspapers and Newhouse Newspapers, died July 10 at Inova Fairfax Hospital in Virginia. He was 80. Lewis suffered from pulmonary fibrosis, a lung disease, said his wife, Jacqueline Lewis.


August 7th, 2012 • Quill Archives, Member Profile
Member Profile: Jeremy Steele

Jeremy Steele isn’t a reporter. He’s not an editor or a producer, and he hasn’t worked at a news outlet since 2009. But he has always been tangled up in journalism, even after spending three years in public relations. In July, Steele started work as the executive director of the Michigan Interscholastic Press Association.