Category Archives: Blog

Sherry Mims talks about her professional life and the subject of journalism.

Protect IP Act Breaks the ‘Net

Protect our freedom! PROTECT IP / SOPA Breaks The Internet from Fight for the Future on Vimeo.

Articles ahoy!

When I left The Daytona Beach News-Journal, I made sure my byline would appear for a little longer: A sidebar and If You Go box on the Jan. 7-8, 2011, re-enactment of the Dade Massacre in Bushnell, Fla. They were paired with a wire story about the Dec. 28, 1835, incident, which sparked the Second […]

Not a farewell

November has been a month of action. First, the banquet! National Novel Writing Month Employee of the month award I also went to Palm Coast Entrepreneur Night. It was great visiting a new community and meeting such nice people. …and, last but not least, I am pleased to announce I accepted the associate editor position […]

Recognition

After thanking the M.E., he wrote back: I did have a nice weekend, and again, thank you for all your hard work with the Florida Press Club. Too often, that sort of work goes unrecognized. I’ve coordinated some contests myself, and it’s a lot of work. In your case, it was a lot of extra […]

Florida Press Club frenzy!

Our workshop with Dr. Rick Wilber and the 60th annual Excellence in Journalism Competition Awards Banquet went great on the whole. But I am exhausted! Still, I wanted to share an excerpt of what the Managing Editor of The Daytona Beach News-Journal (the boss of my boss) wrote to everyone: Also, a special thanks to […]

#NaNoWriMo

National Novel Writing Month officially started yesterday, and with the help of my bestie, Jess, we typed out more than 3,000 words combined. Because we know we will fill our time up with other stuff, which in my case means Florida Press Club all day every day, we team up together. On the nights I […]

Reserve your spot

…by going to our Facebook event page for the 60th annual Excellence in Journalism banquet. Reserve my spot!

Welcome!

Hello to all the Florida Press Club members coming here from The Bee, our lovely newsletter. (Go to floridapressclub.org to download it.) And, yes, the name has a meaning. Ask me at the banquet. The other officers and I have been very hard at work notifying finalists, promoting the workshop and banquet, coordinating with our […]

Excellence in Journalism Press Release

The Florida Press Club members are still working hard on the Florida Press Club workshop and banquet, so it’s been quieter than normal around here. However, the details of our Nov. 5 event are slowly coming together… — Mark your calendar for a weekend filled with the two best things about this profession: journalism that […]

Social butterfly effect

One of the reasons I wanted to be a journalist is to inform, so I love social media. I find it interactive, instantaneous and full of excitement. New social media sites are popping up at a quick rate, and they’re changing our daily lives just as fast. The best platforms allow you to share information […]