Resources for Students
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! Thats 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.
Closely organized around the Society of Professional Journalists' code of ethics the news industry's widely accepted "gold standard" of journalism principles this updated edition uses real-life case studies to demonstrate how journalism students and professionals can identify and reason through ethical dilemmas.
Has your student media been censored or threatened? We want to know. We want to help. Read on to find out how SPJ defends student journalists.
– SMACK Home
– J Team: Smack some sense into your censors
– Bayonet Awards: Recognizing the nation's edgiest student journalists
– News: College Media Watchdog
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 thats 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.
Unfamiliar with FOI laws? Need help submitting a records request? Request denied and dont 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
The Society of Professional Journalists is here to support student journalists nationwide as they begin to mold their careers. Whether its a campus chapter, student media outlet or individual, SPJ is here to offer advice, training and up-to-date information on important freedom of information decisions.
Follow this link for resources that can help you and your chapter regarding freedom of information news and education.
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Articles for Students
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Student journalists wave a warning flag
Student press freedom laws gain momentum
What I wish I knew before I took my first reporting job
Is J-School Necessary? A View From Across the Pond
Questioning the J-School Choice
– SPJ announces 2017 Mark of Excellence Award winners
– Region 1 Mark of Excellence winners announced in Philadelphia
– Region 10 Mark of Excellence winners announced
– Region 9 Mark of Excellence winners announced in Denver
– SPJ Board reaffirms support for student newsrooms
– Region 2 Mark of Excellence winners announced in Richmond, Va.
– Region 6 Mark of Excellence winners announced in Bloomington, Minn.
– Region 7 Mark of Excellence winners announced in Ames, Iowa
– Three students earn scholarships in SPJ/JEA Essay Contest
– Region 5 Mark of Excellence Awards winners announced in Chicago