Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Makes an Impact with Some Out-of-the-Box Thinking
The Sigma Delta Chi Foundation has been known to fund such great causes as SPJ's annual Convention & National Journalism Conference, the Eugene C. Pulliam Fellowship for Editorial Writing, Ethics in Journalism Week and Training on the Go newsroom seminars. But the out-of-the-box-thinking of SPJ board member Michael Koretzky will put one of SPJ's core missions, ethical journalism, into the hands of today's working and aspiring journalists thanks to a $750 grant from the foundation.
It's been dubbed "Ethics Hold 'em" poker, a tournament where players use customized decks of cards with tenets of SPJ's Code of Ethics printed on the face of each card. The game is designed to stimulate discussion on ethical journalism while playing poker.
Ethics Hold 'em was introduced during Region 3's 2007 Ethics Week. The South Florida chapter later hosted a tournament at the 2008 SPJ National Convention in Atlanta.
Each ace in the deck represents one of the four major headings of the Code, and those entries are color-coded to aid …
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Publication information: Article title: Sigma Delta Chi Foundation Makes an Impact with Some Out-of-the-Box Thinking. Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: The Quill. Volume: 96. Issue: 8 Publication date: October/November 2008. Page number: 5. © Not available. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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