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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Region 3 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced
SPJ/JEA announce High School Essay Contest winners
SPJ Freelance Fund created to support independent journalists with training and resources
Region 2 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced
Region 4 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced
Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced
Is your organization hosting an event you think would be of interest to journalists? Add it to our calendar!
Upcoming SPJ events
– 5/17/22: Delegate Task Force Town Hall Session
– 5/27/22: Deadline: Robert D.G. Lewis First Amendment Award
Additional upcoming events
– 5/20/22: My First FOIA: Open records are for everyone
– 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.