A free press isnt free. Journalism costs money. Less journalism costs society. Lets get to work, says SPJ National President Matthew T. Hall about one of the goals for his year-long term.
In an effort to build a stronger network of journalists, Hall wants every SPJ member to recruit at least one new member. This latest SPJ initiative coincides with Halls birthday and the anniversary of the adoption of the First Amendment on Dec. 15.
The idea is so simple, it sounds silly. But Im serious, Hall says. Together, we can boost SPJs membership by thousands of people, with one simple act each: Finding one person to join.
To participate, SPJ members should encourage at least one journalist, journalism student or supporter of journalism and the First Amendment, to join SPJ. Use the invitation form on this page or simply point them our way there's no wrong way to invite them to be your plus one!
...if all of us can find just one person who feels compelled to join SPJ for advocacy, for camaraderie, for ethics and legal defense and award discounts our membership would double, Hall says. Thats ambitious. Maybe impossible. But its worth trying. Lets each make it our mission. Lets dream big.