SPJ is the nations most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism.
The SDX Awards are among the premiere prizes in the profession and recognize achievement in all forms of journalism: print, television, radio, graphics, magazines, research, newsletters and online. Follow this link for more details and to submit your work for consideration.
SPJ's Historic Sites in Journalism recognition honors individuals, news organizations and places of national historic journalism interest. Take a virtual tour of previous Historic Sites honorees, and nominate a new site for distinction today.
For more than 100 years the Society of Professional Journalists has been dedicated to encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced more freely and fully, stimulating high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and perpetuating a free press. Join us today!
For journalism instructors and others interested in presenting ethical dilemmas for debate and discussion, SPJ has a useful resource. We've been collecting a number of case studies for use in workshops. The Ethics AdviceLine operated by the Chicago Headline Club and Loyola University also has provided a number of examples. There seems to be no shortage of ethical issues in journalism these days. Please feel free to use these examples in your classes, speeches, columns, workshops or other modes of communication.
Using the Holocaust Metaphor
Aaargh! Pirates! (and the Press)
Reigning on the Parade
Controversy over a Concert
Deep Throat, and His Motive
When Sources Wont Talk
A Suspect Confession
Whos the Predator?
The Medias Foul Ball
Publishing Drunk Drivers Photos
Naming Victims of Sex Crimes
A Self-Serving Leak
The Times and Jayson Blair
Cooperating with the Government
A Media-Savvy Killer
A Congressmans Past
Crafting a Policy
SPJ and the Journalism Education Association are looking to match journalists and K-12 teachers in a nationwide effort to bring more journalism education to schools. The project, #Press4Education, provides lesson plans, presentations and other resources to journalists who want to volunteer to share their knowledge. Get the details and get involved here.
SPJ's lengthy roster of chapters provide its backbone. Locate, participate in and develop a chapter here.
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SPJ's lengthy roster of chapters provide its backbone. The local chapter is the conduit SPJ members require to learn about events in their local journalism community as well as positions that journalists are taking nationwide on topics such as Freedom of Information and First Amendment rights. Locate, participate in and develop a chapter here.
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