SPJ's Core Four

We are producers of journalism’s future.

We proactively design initiatives that amplify new and diverse voices for both SPJ and journalism overall.

On both chapter and national levels, SPJ provides an open forum for the discussion of diversity issues in journalism. Our Diversity & Inclusion Committee’s purpose is to promote a broader voice in newsrooms across the country and expand the depth and quality of news reports through better sourcing.

SPJ’s International Community works to improve and protect international journalism by encouraging the free practice of journalism in all countries. Through our community leadership, we provide resources and support to help journalists abroad report safely and efficiently.

We provide examination, thought leadership and resources that support a more sustainable future for journalism.

Our national convention, taps into in essential voices from up and down the journalism spectrum — from lifetime achievement award winners to young journalists who are changing the profession from the ground floor.

SPJ’s Ethics Committee encourages the use of the Society’s venerable Code of Ethics, which promotes the highest professional standards for journalists of all disciplines. Our Ethics Committee also acts as a spotter for reporting trends in the nation, accumulating case studies of jobs well done under trying circumstances.

Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned pro looking for new tips, SPJ’s Freelance Community is the place to network, find support and discuss your craft.

SPJ's professional and campus chapters provide countless opportunities to network and nourish your career right in your own community. Our annual Regional Conferences bringing area journalists, students and journalism educators together in one place to hear from industry experts on topics ranging from improving writing to leveraging technology in today’s new media climate.

We help prepare the next generation of journalists through our student and young professional programs.

SPJ helps usher in the next generation of journalists with tools and training for both students and educators.

We honor the year's best student journalism through our prestigious Mark of Excellence Awards, and honor students, educators and our campus chapters at our annual Student Summit.

We embrace, employ and educate journalists on technology and innovation to build journalism’s future.

Presented live and available on demand, SPJ’s webinars explore timely events and timeless lessons to give members the whole picture.

From bevy of live and on-demand digital training, to our wealth of publications and guides, to the goldmine of resources in The SPJ Toolbox, SPJ is overflowing with tools to help you elevate your game.


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