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Join SPJ

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!

Questions about membership? Contact Caroline Escobar via email or at 317-361-4132.


SPJ membership rates

An SPJ membership is more affordable than you think. See our rates for professional, student, post-graduate, retired, lifetime or household memberships here.


Additional membership opportunities

For newsrooms

A Newsroom Membership is the best way to show a commitment to producing high-quality, ethical journalism. It shows you support the missions of SPJ and gives your staff the opportunity to become part of the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism association. For more information, visit this page.


For journalism educators and students

Becoming a Collegiate Institutional Member in SPJ is one of the easiest ways your school can demonstrate to students (and parents) its commitment to producing the best journalists possible. Furthermore, it will help expose students to the nation’s largest and most broad-based membership organization for journalists — augmenting their experience and journalism education. Please encourage your school to join SPJ as a Collegiate Institutional Member.