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
SPJ and Flytedesk have launched a unique project to keep college newspapers from going broke. Its called Paper Money, and it offers college newspapers free advertising help through virtual and personal visits from nationally recognized advertising experts. Will it work? It already has. Get more information (including how to apply) here.
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.
SPJ and 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.
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.
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.
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.
Grab a slice and let the pros dice. That's right, it's Slice 'n' Dice, a program that brings together students and professionals for networking, résumé critiques and grub. We've got everything you need in the "virtual" box, including directions, flyers and a sign up sheet. There are even some nifty table tents to spruce up the place. All you need to do is bring in the pros and order some pizza.
Also check out: Journalism Movie Night
About Programs in a Box
Is your campus chapter in need of a simple, cost efficient program to draw in members or just have fun? If so, we can help!
Because we understand that sometimes the clock just moves too fast and budgets are just too small, we've recently created Programs in a Box to help you implement a successful program with little planning and little cash.
Has your student media been censored or threatened? We want to know. We want to help. Read on to find out how SPJ defends student journalists.
– SMACK Home
– J Team: Smack some sense into your censors
– Bayonet Awards: Recognizing the nation's edgiest student journalists
– News: College Media Watchdog