Society of Professional Journalists

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Journalist Group Kills Award Named for Helen Thomas

SPJ's lifetime achievement award is going away

(Newser) - This one has to sting: The Society of Professional Journalists is killing its Helen Thomas Lifetime Achievement Award because of the controversy over her infamous advice that Jews in Palestine should "go home," followed up by her accusation that "Zionists" own Congress and the White House. It... More »

Ethics Panel Blasts NBC's 'Checkbook Journalism'

Journalist group objects to network flying the Goldmans home

(Newser) - The Society of Professional Journalists has condemned NBC News for practicing "checkbook journalism" by chartering a jet to bring home from Brazil a US man and his son involved in a bitter custody battle. David Goldman granted an interview to Meredith Vieira of NBC's Today show that aired yesterday.... More »

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