A Magazine by the Society of Professional Journalists

June 19th, 2002 • Quill Archives
Better sources make better coverage

When I first took over a newspaper column about AIDS nine years ago, men in San Francisco were dying at an alarming rate. Most were gay, white and middle-class. I began reporting weekly on gay, white men and their struggle with the disease until we invited some readers into the newsroom.

March 5th, 2002 • Quill Archives
Getting past a ‘white, middle-class’ America

When SPJ released its guidelines to help journalists avoid racial, ethnic and religious profiling, the response from some quarters was vehement. After a conservative publication ridiculed the statement in October, the SPJ office in Indianapolis received about 20 angry e-mails in one weekend.