The Society of Professional Journalists is the oldest organization representing journalists in the United States. Not only can you join during your college career but you can remain an SPJ member for life! The mission of SPJ is to promote and defend the first amendment guarantees of Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press, encourage high standards of ethical behavior in the practice of journalism and promote and support diversity in journalism. Why join GMU SPJ? We have had guest speakers from major media outlets such as The Washington Post, The New York Times, BET, USA Today, FOX, CBS and more. You will have the opportunity to hear their stories and network with our lovely guests. We have also gone on field trips to NBC, The Washington Post and the Newseum!
Contribute to our blog
One of the ways you can be involved as a member is by writing for our blog! All majors are encouraged to join as a member and contribute their work! If you have any blog ideas that you would like to share with us, then feel free to contact Lexi, the blog coordinator, on Slack.