SPJ21 Journalism Conference: September 2-4, 2021

Join us this September — from wherever you are — for the journalism conference of the year.

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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.

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What we do

We are champions for journalists.

• We recognize the achievements of journalists and best practices of media organizations through our awards programs.

We educate journalists on best practices, skills and new innovations.

• We create products and services that help instill pride of vocation in journalists at all stages in their career.

We encourage news organizations to build newsrooms that are diverse, equitable and inclusive.

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We are fighters for the First Amendment.

• We monitor and fight against efforts to violate the First Amendment and suppress free press.

• We defend journalists through legal defense funds and activate initiatives to protect the First Amendment through our First Amendment Forever Fund.

• We increase public awareness and support of the First Amendment through training and education.

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We are stewards for ethical journalism.

We build public trust in the media and greater accountability in the profession via an ethics response team, ethics hotline, and other programming.

• We promote and advance ethics through a Code of Ethics that is the most widely used code in journalism today.

• As our Code of Ethics states, we encourage journalists to boldly tell the story of the diversity and magnitude of the human experience.

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We are producers of journalism’s future.

• We proactively design initiatives that amplify new and diverse voices for both SPJ and journalism overall.

• We provide examination, thought leadership and resources that support a more sustainable future for journalism.

• We help prepare the next generation of journalists through our student and young professional programs.

• We embrace, employ and educate journalists on technology and innovation to build journalism’s future.

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