Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
The Ithaca College chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists has been recognized both regionally and nationally for its programming and student involvement. Student journalists gather every other Monday night during the fall and spring semesters to learn new techniques to hone their craft, to network with professional journalists, and to debate issues relevant to the industry. Panels have included Skyping with students at the University of Missouri to discuss how they covered issues of race on campus, demonstrations of how virtual reality is incorporated into journalism, and more. To find out about upcoming events hosted by SPJ, visit the group's Facebook page.
SPJ is the nation's oldest and most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 9,000 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.
President: Amanda Chin '19
Vice President of Communications: Devon Bedoya '19
Vice Presidents of Programming: Vaughn Golden '20 and Madeline Lester '19
Treasurer: Jack Sears '19