The board of the Society of Professional Journalists, Arkansas Pro Chapter met July 1 and approved a new slate of board members for the 2015-2016 year. The board also tentatively approved officers (listed below), but tabled final action until all officers could be present. The board’s next meeting is at 6:30 p.m. July 8 at Flying Saucer in downtown Little Rock. The board will meet the second Wednesday of every month.
2015-2016 Arkansas Pro Chapter Board
President: Kelly P. Kissel, The Associated Press
Vice-President: John Lyon, Arkansas News Bureau
Secretary: Rob Moritz, University of Central Arkansas
Treasurer: Sarah Morris, Jonesboro Sun
Sonny Albarado, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Chelsea Boozer, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Sarah Campbell, Jacksonville Leader
Yavonda Chase, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Chad Day, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Jennifer Sue Ellis, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Sonny Rhodes, University of Arkansas—Little Rock
The board of directors of the Arkansas Pro Chapter held a telephone meeting last week to elect a replacement for Eric Francis, who had resigned after two years in office. Kelly Kissel was elected the new president, and stepped down from his office of treasurer. Sarah Morris was elected treasurer and, so long as there is no conflict in the bylaws, will keep her current post as secretary. John Lyon carries on as vice-president.
It’s been a pleasure serving Arkansas Pro as its president and I look forward to helping Kelly and the board do many great things with our chapter!
The “Law School for Journalists” that had been scheduled for Nov. 5 at Arkansas State University has been cancelled due, owing to few people signing up because of the proximity to tomorrow’s general election. It will be rescheduled for sometime in the spring.
The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette is advertising a news editor position and a six-month internship (beginning in January). You can get more information here.
The following internship information is hot off the e-mail:
As the recruiter for The Boston Globe newsroom, I’m excited to tell you about our 2015 summer internship program, and ask you to share this information with the students in your chapter.
The Boston Globe runs one of the top programs in the nation, giving 11 interns the opportunity to work as reporters, or as a photographer, designer or copy editor.
The 12-week paid internship places reporter-interns in our Metro, Business, Living/Arts, Health/Science and Sports departments; the photo intern shoots stills and video for all sections, the design intern creates sections fronts and information graphics for print and online, and the copy editing intern works on local and regional, national and foreign and business copy. We provide direction and feedback, as well as a writing coach who is dedicated to the interns. Globe interns produce every day and finely polish their journalism skills over the summer.
The application deadline is Nov. 1. More information on the program and an application can be accessed from our website: www.bostonglobe.com/newsintern.
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The SPJ Ethics Committee has brought forward the proposed revision to the Ethics Code, which has been under consideration since last year’s national conference. The delegates, of which I am one, will vote on it at tomorrow’s business meeting. Here’s a link to the revised code if you’d like to review it. I’d welcome any comments or input from Arkansas Pro members.