Accuracy in Media

Media Organizations Accuse Obama of “Stifling Free Expression”

The mainstream media’s frustration with President Obama reached a new height with an open letter from the Society of Professional Journalists and 37 other media organizations that accused his administration of “politically driven suppression of news and information about federal agencies,” and “stifling free expression.” This isn’t what journalists expected from the Obama administration, especially […]

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Journalists Kill Print Edition of Conference Newspaper

Admitting that times have changed, the Society of Professional Journalists decided that they would no longer produce a print version of its Working Press newspaper at future conferences. The announcement was made in SPJ president Sonny Albarado’s blog: The time, energy and costs associated with printing a daily journal for just three days have expanded […]

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Society of Professional Journalists Says “No Mas” to Term “Illegal Alien”

The Society of Professional Journalists voted this week to impose even more political correctness when they passed a resolution to urge newsrooms to drop the terms “illegal alien” and “illegal immigrant,” saying that only courts can decide when a person has committed an illegal act. Last year SPJ Diversity Committee member Leo Laurence suggested that […]

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SPJ Gets Caught With Its Email Down

The Society of Professional Journalists is back in the news again, at least on the left coast, after a reporter for a local paper in San Diego was able to obtain over 2,000 internal emails from the organization’s San Diego chapter. According to FishbowlLA, San Diego CityBeat reporter Dave Maass decided to dig into the […]

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SPJ Executive Committee Votes to Retire Helen Thomas Award

The executive committee of the Society of Professional Journalists voted last week to retire the Helen Thomas Award for Lifetime Achievement after  the veteran journalist stood by controversial remarks she made about Israel. The recommendation will be sent to the full board of directors for a vote to retire the award with Thomas’ name attached. […]

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July 2014

7/9/2014 - Media Organizations Accuse Obama of “Stifling Free Expression”

January 2013

1/31/2013 - Journalists Kill Print Edition of Conference Newspaper

September 2011

9/30/2011 - Society of Professional Journalists Says “No Mas” to Term “Illegal Alien”

June 2011

6/4/2011 - SPJ Gets Caught With Its Email Down

January 2011

1/15/2011 - SPJ Executive Committee Votes to Retire Helen Thomas Award