Student, Pro Journalists Gather at ATU

Arkansas Tech University’s Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) chapter and the statewide professional chapter of SPJ co-hosted an ice cream social and panel discussion at Doc Bryan Student Services Center in Russellville on Dec. 3.

Professional journalists Drew Brent, Jennifer Ellis and Tammy Keith spoke about cultivating sources, fact checking and their roles in helping journalists break a big story.

Brent is a reporter at The Courier in Russellville. Ellis is zoned editions editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, while Keith serves as senior writer for niche publications at the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Ellis is also president of the Society of Professional Journalists Arkansas Pro Chapter.

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