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 announces 2021 Mark of Excellence National Winners
Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced
SPJ/JEA announce High School Essay Contest winners
Is your organization hosting an event you think would be of interest to journalists? Add it to our calendar!
Upcoming SPJ events
– 7/13/22: SPJ Freelance Community Monthly Board Meeting - July
– 7/15/22: SPJ Northeast High School Journalism Institute
Additional upcoming events
– 6/28/22: WEBINAR -- Telling the Story of Racism in American Health Care
– 7/10/22: USC Center for Health Journalism National Fellowship
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.