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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El Paso Matters, Insider, ProPublica, Jonathan Guyer named SPJ Sunshine Award winners
SPJ selects 10 students for MediaFest22’s SPJ News team
Jack Lail recognized for outstanding contributions to SPJ with Howard S. Dubin Award
SPJ statement on Jeff German’s death
Is your organization hosting an event you think would be of interest to journalists? Add it to our calendar!
Upcoming SPJ events
– 9/25/22: SPJ Freelance Fellowship application deadline
– 10/12/22: SPJ Freelance Community Monthly Board Meeting - October
Additional upcoming events
– 9/28/22: Taking Care of Yourself After Taking Care of Business: The Aftermath of Trauma for Journalists
– 9/29/22: Disinformation, Midterms, and the Mind: How psychological science can help journalists combat election misinformation
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.