Here is a preview of what to look forward to next year in SPJ:
For the 2014-2015 school year, SPJ will be taking a deeper focus on the First Amendment freedom of the press and Freedom of Information. Media censorship has been a growing issue facing the free press in recent years; This year, the Miami University SPJ chapter hopes to join the fight in advocating for First Amendment protections as well as feature a number of prominent guests to illuminate the the issues facing us in today’s media and share their advice and experiences.
SPJ is actively seeking new members interested in participating in weekly meetings, or who are thinking about getting involved whenever their schedules permit. You don’t need to be a journalism major to join, SPJ is a broad based organization that will benefit any student.
Miami’s chapter of SPJ is one of more than 250 chapters nationwide: both student and professional. In promoting journalism-related events on campus and in the area, SPJ seeks to raise awareness of the key issues related to the field. As ardent defenders of the First Amendment, SPJ is always acting to increase awareness of domestic issues.
Joining SPJ is making a solid investment in yourself and in your future. Membership in SPJ is a rewarding experience that puts you at the forefront of industry happenings.
“Society of Professional Journalists, both nationally and through local chapters, fights and wins battles for Freedom of Information and First Amendment rights that might not otherwise be fought at all. As a result of SPJ’s grass-roots activism, we are able to address vital issues confronting today’s working journalist.”
If you are interested in joining, please contact Sarah McIlwain at firstname.lastname@example.org