2016 SPJ Facebook Debate Challenge


Join us on Facebook!

Sign into your Facebook account and go to the upper top search bar by the Facebook icon on the left hand side and type in “SPJ Facebook Debate Challenge.” Our Ashford SPJ closed group will pop up, and from there you can ask to join the group. If you do not have a Facebook account, follow this link for information on how to create one:  https://www.facebook.com/help/345121355559712/

The administrators approve all members, so please feel free to add any other Ashford JMC students or share the group link with them.

Instructions and guidelines for the challenge will be posted this weekend in time for the October 19th debate!

This Twitter feed will be marked PRIVATE and is for JMC students only.

Rules of Engagement


  • Remember that the goal of journalism is to be factual and balanced in your reporting. We all have a favorite–or not so favorite candidate! However, this is not the platform to express political views.

Respect for Others

  • Do not post comments to others that may be demeaning. The goal of the platform is to learn from one another. You may comment on the headlines and information that your peers present but please do so in a respectful manner.

Avoid Obscenity/Indecency

  • Do not use or re-tweet vulgar language in the platform
  • Do not post or re-tweet images or links to images that are obscene or indecent in any way

Are You a New Facebooker?

If you have not used Facebook before, don’t worry! We are all here to learn from each other and to have a great time. Here are a few resources for seasoned and new Facebook users when it comes to reporting the news.