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SPJ appoints Amy Green to Freelance Committee Chairwoman post

For Immediate Release:

Clint Brewer, President, (615) 301-9229
Beth King, Communications Manager, (317) 927-8000, ext. 211

INDIANAPOLIS – SPJ leaders are pleased to announce the appointment of former Associated Press Religion Reporter Amy Green to the position of Freelance Committee Chairwoman.

A freelance journalist based in Orlando, Fla., Green started as an editorial intern for People in Miami in 1998. After working for the AP, she launched her freelance career in 2002. Her portfolio includes assignments for People, Newsweek, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor and many others. She specializes in faith, ethics and social issues, and her work also has appeared in Christianity Today, Charisma and with Religion News Service.

“Amy brings a fresh perspective to SPJ’s Freelance Committee and her experience as a successful independent journalist will provide value to other members who are looking to build a vibrant freelancing career,” SPJ President Clint Brewer said. “I look forward to working with Amy as the Society continues in the development of new offerings to assist freelancers across the country.”

Green is an active member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and the Society of Professional Journalists. This spring, she traveled to Taiwan with an SPJ delegation of working journalists to help foster a professional exchange with journalists in that country. Green is a journalism graduate from the University of Florida and is an occasional speaker on the business of freelancing. As the Freelance Committee Chairwoman, Green will promote, assist, and build a communication network for freelance reporters, writers, editors, copy editors, photographers, designers and contract journalists. Additionally, she will work to enhance the SPJ Freelancer Directory, which connects freelancers and newsroom managers who have freelance assignments.

“It’s both an honor and an opportunity to bring a fresh start to SPJ’s freelance committee,” Green said. “SPJ’s outreach extends to all freelance journalists. There is no application process, no standards to meet. Everyone is welcome.”

Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry; works to inspire and educate the next generation of journalists; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press. For further information about SPJ, please visit www.spj.org.


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