The First Amendment is under attack.

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We Need Your Help

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The attacks must stop. SPJ stands with journalists and supports their right to do their job free of threats, bullying and violence.

SPJ is angered and alarmed by the trend of public officials — those who have chosen to be in the public eye while working for the American people — and their treatment of journalists. In the last few weeks alone, Dan Heyman, John Donnelly and Ben Jacobs were threatened, harassed, battered or arrested.

This behavior cannot and will not be tolerated. Not by SPJ. Not by journalists. Not by the American people who know a free and unfettered press has been a cornerstone of democracy for the past 240 years.

No matter what, members of the press will continue to do their important work. And we will stand by them and fight for their right to do so without threats and intimidation.


It’s time to take a stand, but we can’t do it alone.

We need your help to encourage a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, to stimulate high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and to perpetuate a free press.

Get involved. Become engaged. Stand with us and add your voice to the critical fight for press freedoms.


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with us

Stand with us as we fight for information from the highest office in the land.

Stand with us as we fight for the rights of journalists to do their jobs.

Stand with us as we fight for the public’s right to know.

Stand with us as we fight for the dignified treatment of the press.

Stand with us. Because we need you.

The Latest
in the Fight

SPJ New England Pro Chapter Responds to new police policy in Vermont

St. Louis SPJ condemns arrest of journalist Mike Faulk

SPJ President Lynn Walsh: Recent Attacks Against Journalists Are Attacks Against American Freedoms

SPJ News: SPJ supports a West Virginia journalist wrongly arrested for doing his job

SPJ News: SPJ sends Code of Ethics to Congress as finale to Ethics Week 2017

SPJ President Lynn Walsh: Media must earn the trust of the public [The San Diego Union-Tribune]

 
“When President Trump continues his anti-media, anti-press rhetoric, tip-toes around questions from journalists and chooses not to provide support for information he shares, the American public is the biggest loser. The public is entitled to ask the White House, Mr. Trump and other government officials and employees questions, whether the topics are something they feel are newsworthy or appropriate. Journalists fill the role for the public by working every day to hold them accountable, ask about policies and question facts, figures and information being shared by the government. Journalists will continue to do their jobs to hold this administration and all government officials accountable so the public can have the information it is entitled to.” — Lynn Walsh, SPJ President

Together, we are stronger

How Can You Help? Start Fighting.

1. Stand With Us

Join SPJ today and add your voice to the fight for press freedom, open government and the public’s right to know.

2. Spread The Word

Encourage others to stand with us and be ready to mobilize around press freedom issues. Tell the world on Twitter. (Add a Twibbon to your profile picture as well.)

3. Show Your Support

Donate to the First Amendment Forever Fund, a sustained war chest to guarantee someone is always fighting for press freedom.