December 7th, 2022 • Featured, Quill Archives
2022 Journalist’s Gift Guide
In addition to the important news itself, a good Sunday paper is a combination of the smart, the useful and the fun. We employed that same trio as our mantra in seeking out items for this year’s holiday gift guide for journalists.
September 20th, 2022 • Featured, Odds and Ends
UPDATED: 170 journalism movies, ranked
Note: The popularity of this story prompted us to treat it as a dynamic document, adding more reviews as appropriate movies are released or discovered. So what started as “110 Journalism Movies, Ranked” has morphed into “170 Journalism Movies Ranked.” And we have no intention of stopping.
December 5th, 2020 • Featured, Quill Archives
Journalists’ Gift Guide 2020
How to use this guide Step 1: Consider a journalist you love. Step 2: Survey our selection of recommended gifts. Step 3: Find them at your friendly local retailer or order online. Step 4: When you acquire the item, wrap it festively (or in one of the newspapers to which you happily still subscribe).
May 1st, 2020 • Featured, Quill Blog, Quill Archives, Journalist on Call, Odds and Ends
Beyond the hard news: 23 tips for when feature ideas run out
While COVID19 has necessitated hard news writing (under very challenging circumstances), consumers also need and want more to engage them, help them and even make them smile during these challenging times. Need some ideas to supplement the leading news stories? At Quill, we brainstormed and came up with a list of story areas that might fill your editorial gaps.
February 10th, 2020 • Featured
In Journalism We Distrust: Notes from the Casper Project
The Avis rental car office serving the Casper/Natrona County International Airport sits off-site, but there’s a shuttle at the ready. The drive is an easy two and a half miles — enough time for the friendly, courteous driver to ask a question, whose answer she seems genuinely interested in hearing.
August 23rd, 2019 • Quill Archives
Video: Celebrating SPJ’s 110th at the place where it began
In 1909, a group of students founded the Society of Professional Journalists (as Sigma Delta Chi) at DePauw University. On Aug. 23, SPJ staffers, its board president, university official and more gathered on the spot where it happened for a brief ceremony celebrating its 110th anniversary.
August 15th, 2019 • Featured, Quill Blog, Quill Archives, Odds and Ends
Review: It’s the press against the Pres in new Watergate board game
Connecting two sources directly to President Nixon was proving challenging, in spite of the efforts of reporters Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein. Just when a connection looked solid, a potential source clammed up. Evidence couldn’t be secured. And Nixon was building momentum heading toward the end of his term.
March 13th, 2019 • Featured, Quill Blog, Quill Archives
110 journalism landmarks for the 110th. Your input requested.
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.