The Society of Professional Journalists is the nations most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.
– Covering mass violence: Signs of trauma, coping techniques, tips to mindfully cover your community
– Webinar: Resources for journalists who have been laid off
– Midwest Banned Books Legislation: A Webinar
– SPJ Sports Event: Jared Sandler, Texas Rangers Radio Voice
– The Lowdown on Taxes as a Freelance Journalist
– 2/26/24: Nomination Deadline: SPJ Black Hole Award
– 2/26/24: Application Deadline: SPJ Student Trustee Council
– 2/26/24: SPJ Sports Zoom Event: Parker Ruttan, Founder of 'Behind the Broadcast'
– 2/28/24: Freedom of Information Committee Meeting
– 2/28/24: Moving Meditation: Exercises for journalists to reduce stress
SPJ's Black Hole Award highlights the most heinous violations of the public's right to know. By exposing such abuses, SPJs Freedom of Information Committee seeks to educate the public about their rights and call attention to those who would interfere with openness and transparency. Nominations are due February 26.
Journalists are the specific targets of the Russian forces invading Ukraine. Twenty-two journalists have been kidnapped; most are still being held. This is not limited to Ukrainians alone. U.S. journalists covering the war are the targets of Russian hackers, including those based in the United States.
That is why the SPJ Foundation is creating the Ukraine Journalists Fund, a tax-exempt fund with 100% of the money going to helping local Ukrainian journalists continue to do their jobs. Learn more here.
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.
Reporting whats happening, discussing what matters and exploring whats next.
• Ethics and Diversity in the News
• In depth: SPJs Code of Ethics
– Updating reporting on a hit-and-run as more information is released
– Minimizing harm for families of homicide victims
– False reporting on a child influencers death
– Answering audience questions with “transparency portal”
– Using official documents during an investigation