Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
The Ithaca College chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists received the Outstanding Campus Chapter Award of Region 1 for the 2012-2013 academic year. The chapter was also named the Outstanding National Campus Chapter for 2012.
Every other Monday night during the fall and spring semesters, journalism students gather to learn new techniques to hone their craft, to network with professional journalists and to debate issues relevant to the industry. To find out about upcoming events like SPJ on Facebook and follow SPJ on Twitter.
Comprising the 2014 Executive Board:
President — Maria Van Buskirk ’15
Vice President — Taylor Barker ’16
Treasurer — Kellen Beck ’16
Secretary — Kelli Kyle ’17
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.