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/JEA announce 2023 High School Essay Contest winners
Region 9 Mark of Excellence Awards 2022 winners announced
Region 11 Mark of Excellence Awards 2022 winners announced
Region 1 Mark of Excellence Awards 2022 winners announced
Region 12 Mark of Excellence Awards 2022 winners announced
Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards 2022 winners announced
Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards 2022 winners announced
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Want to see your event added here? Whether you're an SPJ chapter, SPJ community or an association devoted to supporting journalism, if you have an event or deadline that belongs on this calendar, submit it here!
SPJ graduation cords available for student members
Are you an SPJ graduating senior or campus adviser? We have a great way for you or your students to show your journo pride: Graduation Cords! Thats right, you can now order blue and white SPJ Graduation Cords for $30 (includes shipping). The cords ship in 3-5 business days. Order here.
The SPJ Race & Gender Hotline: Fast answers for confused journalists
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.