NYT’s Rod Nordland to speak at Montclair Library

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and New York Times Kabul Bureau Chief Rod Nordland will discuss his new book, The Lovers: Afghanistan’s Romeo and Juliet from 7-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11 as part of the Montclair Public Library’s Open Books, Open Mind series. The event is free, but you need to pre-register either by calling 973-744-0500 X2235 or clicking here.
Norland’s book tells the story of Zakia and Ali, two neighbors from rival Afghan tribes who defied civil and Islamic law, and their families, by daring to get married. As a result, they had to flee the threat of honor killing.  George Packer says of the book, “This unblinking portrait of love and injustice somehow encompasses Afghanistan’s recent tragedy,” while Judith Thurman has called it, “a searing analysis of endemic gender terrorism.”  Rod Nordland will discuss human rights in Afghanistan, as well as the impact of the U.S. policy in the country with Montclair’s Marc Lacey, Weekend Editor for the New York Times, and a former foreign editor and correspondent. Nordland, who has reported from 150 countries, has won two George Polk Awards and six Overseas Press Club awards.…

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Media law forum has been re-located to Newark. . . .& the event is free!

What's New in NJ Media LawA few important changes regarding the Feb. 19 media law forum, What’s New in NJ Media Law?

  • First, it’s being moved to Newark. The new location is Room 395 of Rutgers Law School (Newark campus), 123 Washington St.
  • Second, the event is free, but registration is still  required so as to maintain a head count for the purposes of food (lunch is still being provided) and room capacity.

Everything else remains the same. The event runs from 11-2 p.m. and will feature the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy and Law’s News Law Project, a database of frequently asked questions about media law, as well as two panel discussions on media law: one to address current concerns, the other looks at issues that are emerging as a result of new technology such as drones and police body cameras. Speakers include The Record’s in-house counsel Jennifer Borg; the New Jersey Press Association’s attorney Tom CaffertyMickey Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association; and Mike Rispoli, director of The Free Press, an advocacy organization that focuses on press freedoms.

The program is co-sponsored by NJ-SPJ, the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law (RIIPL), the New Jersey Press Association and the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State.  Click here to register. This is a good one! Don’t miss it.…

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Continuing ed for journalists

Update your skills!

SPJ members can get a 10 percent discount at the newly launched continuing education program at the CUNY Journalism School in New York.

The program, called CUNY J+, offers affordable, digital-skills workshops to working journalists in everything from research techniques to smart-phone photography to video storytelling. You can see the complete line-up here. All your have to do is use the code JPLUS10 when you register . . . and voila!…

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What’s New in NJ Media law?

Don’t miss What’s New in NJ Media Law? from 11-2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 19 in the Alexander Library at Rutgers University in New Brunswick. The program, co-sponsored by NJ-SPJ, the Rutgers Institute for Information Policy & Law (RIIPL), the New Jersey Press Association and the Center for Cooperative Media at Montclair State, will introduce RIIPL’s News Law Project, a database of frequently asked questions about media law, and will also feature two panel discussions with top-notch speakers, including The Record’s in-house counsel Jennifer Borg; the New Jersey Press Association’s attorney Tom CaffertyMickey Osterreicher, general counsel to the National Press Photographers Association; and Mike Rispoli, director of The Free Press, an advocacy organization that focuses on press freedoms. The panels will address current concerns as well as issues that are emerging as a result of new technology such as drones and police body cameras. General admission: $20; students: $12. Lunch included.  Click here to register.…

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Ready, set, go! Our contest is open!

click_hereWe’re ready to rock it! Our annual Excellence in Journalism contest opens today! Once again, we are working with betternewspapercontest.com to manage our contest online.  To view our categories, click here. To enter the contest, click here. Here’s the scoop on eligibility: We accept stories written by a journalist who lives or works in New Jersey or who reports about New Jersey or the region. We also welcome stories from people who live and work in New York City and Philadelphia, as long as the story affects New Jersey or New Jerseyans, or is about a regional issues like transportation, the cleanliness of our beaches or the economic vitality of our region. We will accept stories on national and international issues if the authors live in New Jersey, or if the story has a strong NJ angle or if the publication, video channel or website is primarily situated in New Jersey. The contest closes March 1, 2016.…

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