Welcome the 2013-2014 officers!

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At a meeting Monday, the following students were selected as next year’s SPJ officers:

President: Katherine Mansfield
Vice President: Kelly Witas
Secretary: Nick Farrell
Treasurer: Abby Lutcher
Historian: Jenny Schouppe

Congratulations to all five of you!

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Center of the coverage

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Waynesburg alumna and WTOV-9 producer Jackalyn Kovac spoke to students Monday about being at the center of the coverage of the Steubenville High School Rape Case.

Kovac warned students about getting caught up in the misinformation presented on social networking and even by other news sources; she encouraged students to research everything before they present it as news.

She spoke about being an ethical journalist and maintaining the notion that people are “innocent until proven guilty.”

For more photos from the event, check out our Facebook page (click the “f” in the top right corner of this page)!

Cleveland conference

Cleveland conference

After attending the SPJ conference in Cleveland on Feb. 23, members Lucas Diethorn and Jenny Schouppe posed in front of the “free” stamp on Lakeside Avenue.

During the conference, four Waynesburg University SPJ members learned how to use social media to become better journalists. The focus of the conference was primarily online content. Through the conference, attendees were able to participate in hands-on activities and group discussions.