Tools for Educators
SPJ's Journalism Education Committee strives to promote excellence in education programs and practical research. It acts as a clearinghouse for the Society's academic members and students. It also works with annual convention planners on mentor programs both at the college and high school level.
– Let SPJ help guide the way
– Meet the Journalism Education Committee
Journalist's Toolbox: College Media
More journalism education coverage at Journalist's Toolbox:
– High School Journalism
– School Violence
– College Sports
– High School Sports
#Press 4 Education
SPJ and the Journalism Education Association are looking to match journalists and K-12 teachers in a nationwide effort to bring more journalism education to schools. The project, #Press4Education, provides lesson plans, presentations and other resources to journalists who want to volunteer to share their knowledge. Get the details and get involved here.
Still Captive? History, Law & the Teaching of High School Journalism
This new book, from SPJ's Journalism Education Committee, explores not just the state of high school journalism, but a way to help teachers improve their own skills. This work is for high school journalism teachers and anyone who is interested in preserving these programs.
New! Media Ethics: 5th Edition
Closely organized around SPJ's Code of Ethics, this updated edition uses real-life case studies to demonstrate how students and professionals in journalism and other communication disciplines identify and reason through ethical dilemmas.
One-Stop Shop: Program and Fundraising Ideas
Does your chapter need simple, cost-efficient programs to draw in members or just have fun? Are you looking for ways to raise more cash for your coffers? If so, we can help! This page includes a treasure trove of program and fundraising ideas many pulled from chapters' most recent annual reports.
SPJ + Google News Initiative: Teaching Tools for Universities
Since 2016, SPJ has worked alongside the Google News Initiative to offer in-person Google tools training in newsrooms and classrooms around the country. Now, that effort has expanded to provide educators instructional materials, based on those tools, that they can download and incorporate immediately into their classrooms.
SPJs Campus Access Center
Whether its a campus chapter, student media outlet or individual, SPJ is here to offer advice, training and up-to-date information on important freedom of information decisions.
The Society of Professional Journalists is here to support student journalists nationwide as they begin to mold their careers. Whether its a campus chapter, student media outlet or individual, SPJ is here to offer advice, training and up-to-date information on important freedom of information decisions.
Follow this link for resources that can help you and your chapter regarding freedom of information news and education.
Students and Educators: Let SPJ help guide the way
The job of a journalism educator is more demanding than ever before. But you are not alone, and SPJ is here to help.
The Society of Professional Journalists understands that changes in the industry have forced educators to rethink and revise curricula. They are being asked or required to help students learn about everything thats new while still teaching the reporting and writing skills that serve as the foundation of journalism. Institutions of higher learning are breaking their budgets to keep up with new software, new hardware and new gadgets. The job of a journalism educator is more demanding than ever before.
Just know that you are not alone. And the Society of Professional Journalists is there to help.
Become a Collegiate Institutional Member
Becoming a Collegiate Institutional Member in SPJ is one of the easiest ways your school can demonstrate to students (and parents) its commitment to producing the best journalists possible. For just $400 a year, your school can join SPJ as a Collegiate Institutional Member and receive the following benefits.
FOI step-by-step guides
If you're unfamiliar with FOIA laws or just need some guidance, we can help.
– FOI for students
– FOI for pros
– Reporters Guide to FERPA: Family Education Rights and Privacy Act
– Open Doors: Accessing Government Records
– Campus Access Center