SPJ kills print edition of conference newspaper

Buried in the Society of Professional Journalists president’s winter meeting notes is news that SPJ will no longer produce a print version of its Working Press newspaper at SPJ’s annual conference.

The time, energy and costs associated with printing a daily journalwp for just three days have expanded to the point that we had to take a serious look at the cost-benefit ratio. Another factor we considered is that a fourth of the students who participate in the Working Press are dedicated to production activities rather than going out and about to gain reporting experience.

SPJ will still offer “a competitive internship for about 12 students” who will cover the annual gathering “via social media and other platforms.”

* Freedom of the Prez: What we did in Anaheim (spjnetwork.org) | Working Press