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For more than 100 years the Society of Professional Journalists has been dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press.
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Since its founding in 1961, the Sigma Delta Chi Foundation has promoted excellence and ethics in journalism. The SDX Foundation is a tax-exempt, 501(c)(3) organization that supports the educational programs of the Society of Professional Journalists and serves the professional needs of journalists and students pursuing careers in journalism.
Excellence in Journalism is the national journalism conference of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Radio Television Digital News Association. Join us in September in Nashville for training, networking, workshops and more!
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SPJ's chapters are the backbone of the Society. Our local connection enables SPJ members to engage in a high level of journalism right in your own community. No matter where your career takes you from journalism school to the first newsroom and beyond SPJ is there to help you network in your local community; obtain valuable training from industry experts on the local, regional and national level; mentor young and upcoming journalists; and engage with other journalists nationwide on topics that are the foundation of our Democratic society Freedom of Information and First Amendment rights. SPJ is empowered to fight for the protection of all journalists through the strong leadership and participation of its nearly 250 local chapters.
SPJs Spring Conferences are day-long professional development meetings bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on a wealth of topics. Get available details including announced dates, locations and contacts right here.
Region 2: Washington, D.C.
Region 6: Bloomington, Minn.
Region 8: League City, Texas
Region 9: Salt Lake City
Region 11: Honolulu, Hawaii
Region 4: Columbus, Ohio
Region 5: Chicago
Region 12: Fayetteville, Ark.
Region 1: Boston, Mass.
Get in touch with the Sunshine chair or chairs in your state and find FOI Centers, quotable sources, resources and more.
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2014 Spring Conferences
– Fri, Apr 25, 2014: Region 7 Spring Conference: Overland Park, Kan. [SPJ Chapters] [Training]
– Fri, Apr 25, 2014: Region 1 Spring Conference: Boston, Mass. [SPJ Chapters] [Training]
– Fri, May 02, 2014: Region 10 Spring Conference: Portland, Ore. [SPJ Chapters] [Training]
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SPJ believes in our chapters. So much, in fact, that during 2013-14, chapters could receive up to $500 for an amazing program or event.
SPJ will award up to $500 to chapters with plans for unique, diverse and creative programming. Past programs focused on ethics, technology, campus crime coverage, freelancing, covering disasters, copy editing, job hunting, writing techniques, diversity and more.
Fully chartered chapters in good standing with the national organization are eligible to submit a grant proposal. In addition, chapters must have filed a 2012-2013 annual report or provided the national office with materials required for a new or reactivating chapter.
For more information and to apply, follow this link.
2012-13 Recipients: Want some inspiration? Click here to read about the programs devised by our most recent crop of grant recipients.
SPJ's chapters are the backbone of the Society. If you're interested in establishing or expanding an SPJ chapter, these guidelines will help get you started on either the professional or campus levels.
The Society of Professional Journalists is a professional organization. It is not honorary in nature, nor is it any longer a fraternity. In function and membership requirements it is concerned only with the field of journalism and the free flow of information to the public at large.
SPJ's professional chapter expansion policy establishes requirements that embrace the highest standards of professionalism. The professional chapter encourages and assists members in carrying out common objectives. It is through the chapter that individual members join in freedom of the press issues, learn of ethical problems and professional standards and enjoy fellowship of common purpose.
Before the Society's board of directors will consider chartering a new professional chapter of the Society, several requirements must be met and several steps taken. If you're interested in establishing or expanding an SPJ chapter, these guidelines will help get you started on either the professional or campus levels.