We Are SPJ
The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its roughly 6,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts. Read more
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SPJ asks Congress to reintroduce and pass Journalist Protection Act
SPJ releases top 10 urgent threats to freedom of information
SPJ, NAJA, NLA host virtual roundtable for 'Bad Press' documentary as part of Sunshine Week
SPJ statement on the shooting of Spectrum News 13 journalists
SPJ and NLA partner for Sunshine Week 2023
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SPJ MMJ Safety Guidelines
Our SPJ MMJ safety guidelines are aimed at helping television news managers create safe working conditions for solo television reporters, also known as MMJs. We recommend news managers share these guidelines with staff in newsrooms around the country. This list was compiled by the SPJ MMJ Safety Task Force, which includes experienced television journalists.
More Journalist's Toolbox:
– COVID-19 Vaccines
– The Economy
– Banking/Government Sites
– State/Local Government
– Journalist Safety
The SPJ Race & Gender Hotline: Fast answers for confused journalists
SPJ has partnered with experienced Black and LGBT journalists and educators, including the Trans Journalists Association. Theyll offer concrete advice for your specific situation.
Even if you choose not to follow that advice, youll hang up with an enlightened grasp of the issues currently roiling the news media. And whatever happens on your call, its all off the record.