What is SPJ?
in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Professional Journalists is
the nation’s largest and most broad-based journalism organization. SPJ
is a not-for-profit organization of journalists dedicated to
the free practice of journalism; stimulating high standards of ethical
behavior; and perpetuating a free press.
is for students who are
currently studying or planning to work in the areas of print,
or online journalism.
|To join SPJ,
contact Prof. Kimberly Lauffer at ext. 4-2889 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have an affiliation with the MD Pro Chapter, which helps defray the
costs of joining. Information about that can be found here.
SPJ chapter helps
with Journalism Day
Stelter, News Editor of The Towerlight and a TU SPJ
officer, teaches a session for High School Journalism Day 2004 on how
how high school newspapers can create online versions of their
The SPJ chapter members who are Towerlight editors taught another
session for High School Journalism Day on student newspaper
management. The October event, which is in its fourth year, drew
about 175 high school students and their publication advisers from
around Maryland. The Towson University SPJ chapter also provides
service to the high school journalism community by helping advise a
high school newspaper in Baltimore. For more information on High School
Journalism Day, visit www.marylandjournalism.com.
|Towerlight wins five SPJ regional
(April 9, 2005) – The Towerlight staff
won five Region 2 Society of Professional Journalists Mark of
awards, including three first place wins for Lisa Johnson in the
categories of General News Photography, Feature Photography, and Photo
Illustration. Johnson won a second place for Sports Photography. Luke
Brietzke won a third place in the Sports Column category.
Pro SPJ Chapter offers annual scholarship for Maryland college students
|The MD Pro chapter
sponsors a scholarship
for college students from Maryland. Applicants must have regular home
in the State of Maryland, but may attend colleges or universities
Maryland in nearby Virginia, D.C. or Pennsylvania. The annual deadline
for the scholarship is May 9. Full guidelines are available here.