We Are SPJ
The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation's most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its roughly 6,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts. Read more
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SPJ Foundation awards grants to NFIC, NAJA and other SPJ programs
SPJ mourns death of Fellow of the Society Jerry Ceppos
MediaFest22 opening keynote to feature Denetclaw, Min Kim, Summers
SPJ calls Rappler shut down 'wrong on many fronts'
SPJ announces 2021 Mark of Excellence National Winners
Is your organization hosting an event you think would be of interest to journalists? Add it to our calendar!
Upcoming SPJ events
– 8/20/22: SPJ Region 11 Conference
– 8/30/22: SPJ D.C. Freelancers Virtual Get-Together
Additional upcoming events
– 8/24/22: WEBINAR: The Youth Mental Health Crisis
– 9/13/22: ‘Listen, World!’: Women’s voices in the news, then and now
SPJ has partnered with experienced Black and LGBT journalists and educators, including the Trans Journalists Association. Theyll offer concrete advice for your specific situation.
Even if you choose not to follow that advice, youll hang up with an enlightened grasp of the issues currently roiling the news media. And whatever happens on your call, its all off the record.