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SPJ Graduation Cords Available for Student Members

Are you an SPJ graduating senior or campus adviser? We have a great way for you or your students to show your journo pride: Graduation Cords! That’s right, you can now order blue and white SPJ Graduation Cords for $20 (includes shipping). The cords ship in 3-5 business days. You can order grad cords right here.

Students and Educators: Let SPJ help guide the way

The job of a journalism educator is more demanding than ever before. But you are not alone, and SPJ is here to help.

The Society of Professional Journalists understands that changes in the industry have forced educators to rethink and revise curricula. They are being asked — or required — to help students learn about everything that’s new while still teaching the reporting and writing skills that serve as the foundation of journalism. Institutions of higher learning are breaking their budgets to keep up with new software, new hardware and new gadgets. The job of a journalism educator is more demanding than ever before.

Just know that you are not alone. And the Society of Professional Journalists is there to help.

Become a Collegiate Institutional Member

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. For just $400 a year, your school can join SPJ as a Collegiate Institutional Member and receive the following benefits.

FOI step-by-step guides

If you're unfamiliar with FOIA laws or just need some guidance, we can help.

FOI for students
FOI for pros

Unfamiliar with FOI laws? Need help submitting a records request? Request denied and don’t know what to do now? Just overwhelmed in general and need a place to start?

The Society of Professional Journalists seeks to maintain constant vigilance in protecting the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press and encouraging a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely. If you're unfamiliar with the laws or just need some guidance, these guides — for pros and students — can help.

FOI for students: A step-by-step guide
FOI for pros: A step-by-step guide

Discounted AP Stylebooks for members

SPJ has partnered with the Associated Press to offer members a 20 percent discount on an AP Stylebook Online subscription. Details inside.

Related: More discounted services and opportunities for members

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