David Cuillier wrote an op-ed for The Feminist Wire on “Why Journalism is Failing America” because of a lack of diversity in newsrooms. Read it at: http://thefeministwire.com/2014/07/op-ed-news-fit-white-men-journalism-failing-america/. In addition, Cuillier, the national president of SPJ, sent a letter to President Obama this week on behalf of 40 journalism groups about the government being too secretive and controlling of information. The issue is getting heavy press coverage. See him, for example, on Fox Business with Neil Cavuto at 5:10 and 8:10 tonight (AZ time). He's also been on Russian TV and a trucker radio show. See: http://www.spj.org/news.asp?ref=1254
The Jour 209 writing/reporting class for journalism minors this summer, taught by Joe Sharkey, just finished and produced a great website, with stories about the streetcar, pre-monsoon trash cleanup, the Loft Cinema, javelinas and politics.