Apply for the SPJ Future Leaders Academy!

You might have heard of the Ted Scripps Leadership Institute, which has helped shape today’s SPJ and ehanced general leadership skills for many classes of journalists. Now a grant from the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation is creating the SPJ Future Leaders Academy as an outgrowth of the Scripps program. Graduates will learn about the…

STLSPJ Delegate Report

While all of us were disappointed to spend four days on Zoom instead of in New Orleans, the SPJ national conference was filled with a lot of incredibly useful information and workshops.  Reports indicate overall that SPJ membership is down, but the biggest losses have been in student chapters. That doesn’t necessarily mean there are…

On deck: SPJ National Conference

This week begins the national conference for the Society of Professional Journalists! Originally planned to be a hybrid conference in New Orleans, the decision was made a few weeks ago to go fully virtual for another year thanks to the coronavirus (and, as it turns out, the entire area is suffering from the impact of…

Should SPJ’s national conference be virtual?

The SPJ national board of directors will be meeting soon to decide whether this year’s national conference in September will be on-ground in New Orleans as planned, a hybrid conference with some aspects taking place online, or entirely virtual, as the 2020 conference was. This is also the first year in many years that SPJ…

New member database is live!

The national Society of Professional Journalists has finally completed its migration to a new database, which will allow you manage your membership and access new tools through the spj.org database. If you’re an up-to-date member, you should have received an email to access your personalized link and set up your member landing page. If not…