Tools for SPJ Leaders
SPJ has worked to improve and protect journalism for more than 100 years, and we couldnt have done that without our members help. Want to pitch in and get involved? Check out the numerous ways you can.
– All opportunities
– Ongoing opportunities
– Short time commitments
– Help needed now or soon
Download valuable materials to assist in your SPJ leadership, including:
High-resolution SPJ and other logos
Printable SPJ Ethics Code materials
Membership brochure and application
Materials for chapter and national leaders, including training ideas, chapter leadership tips and more
The most recent SPJ/SDX annual report
Follow this link to access everything.
SPJ's chapters are the backbone of the Society. If you're interested in establishing or expanding an SPJ chapter, these guidelines will help get you started on either the professional or campus levels.
The Society of Professional Journalists is a professional organization. It is not honorary in nature, nor is it any longer a fraternity. In function and membership requirements it is concerned only with the field of journalism and the free flow of information to the public at large.
SPJ's professional chapter expansion policy establishes requirements that embrace the highest standards of professionalism. The professional chapter encourages and assists members in carrying out common objectives. It is through the chapter that individual members join in freedom of the press issues, learn of ethical problems and professional standards and enjoy fellowship of common purpose.
Before the Society's board of directors will consider chartering a new professional chapter of the Society, several requirements must be met and several steps taken. If you're interested in establishing or expanding an SPJ chapter, these guidelines will help get you started on either the professional or campus levels.
Download, analyze, visualize. For journalists, those are the three main steps in using data for news stories. What do SPJ chapter leaders need to know about effective chapter management and leadership?
Grab a slice and let the pros dice. That's right, it's Slice 'n' Dice, a program that brings together students and professionals for networking, résumé critiques and grub. We've got everything you need in the "virtual" box, including directions, flyers and a sign up sheet. There are even some nifty table tents to spruce up the place. All you need to do is bring in the pros and order some pizza.
Also check out: Journalism Movie Night
About Programs in a Box
Is your campus chapter in need of a simple, cost efficient program to draw in members or just have fun? If so, we can help!
Because we understand that sometimes the clock just moves too fast and budgets are just too small, we've recently created Programs in a Box to help you implement a successful program with little planning and little cash.
Openness and Accountability Best Practices Guide
The Society of Professional Journalists and its professional and student chapters are not government entities, but members believe in the strongest principles of transparency that the business of the members should be done before the members, inviting the members to participate. The following guidelines provide tips and recommendations for fostering openness and accountability at the local, regional and national levels of the society.
Social Media Guidelines
The Society strongly encourages its leaders and members to regularly use social media to communicate, not only among themselves, but with the broader journalism community. These guidelines are intended to help SPJ leaders and members follow accepted best practices as they use social media in carrying out the Societys missions. Source material for these guidelines came from governmental agencies, nonprofits and some of the nations largest businesses.
Tools and reports
Member directory search
Chapter directory: Lists all active national members of your chapter currently on file.
Prospective members report: Lists members in your area who have paid national dues but aren't affiliated with your chapter.
Members not renewing report: Local members whose national dues have lapsed.
Annual electronic filing requirement for SPJ chapters
All SPJ chapters with an Employer ID number (EIN) must file an annual return with the Internal Revenue Service. Follow this link for more details.