News may be changing day-to-day but there will never be a day when it is not demanded. One of Salisbury University's newest clubs: The Society of Professional Journalists.
SPJ is a national, renowned organization. We are here to help any aspiring journalist that is looking for an extra skill set and excellent networking.
With membership you are given access to a database of 1,000s of journalists across the country, a subscription to The Quill magazine and invited to workshops where the latest and greatest techonology is introduced.
So we’re coming to end of the spring semester and it’s obvious that both students and faculty alike are ready for some well-deserved vacation time. But just because school is over doesn’t mean that the new and exciting ideas that SPJ has been brewing are over with.
Our chapter will be taking a trip to the overwhelmingly interesting Newseum in Washington D.C. on July 11. Current members and interested parties will be able to interact and share knowledge throughout this interactive museum.Group prices will be available as we have already expanded our journalism networking in just a few short weeks.
The chapter will also host a back-to-school fundraiser at Uno Chicago Grill on September 7 where SPJ members will spend the night guest bar-tending. Start the term right and come support the chapter and enjoy Uno’s many tasty happy hour menu items, all for around $3!
So enjoy your time away from school and closer to the sun, but don’t forget about supporting this awesome up-and-coming organization.
The Salisbury chapter of SPJ is just now picking its feet off the ground and is ready to show our student body what journalism is all about. For those who need some hard facts on why they should be a part of our organization, here’s a quick list of just some of the many benefits of membership.
1. Inclusion in a nationwide network of journalists, as well as local, to assist you down the road.
2. Invitations to both national and regional conferences to learn new media, technology and hands-on-training to gain a supercharged writing upgrade!
3. A subscription to SPJ’s bi-weekly magazine,Quill, which builds skill sets and keeps you up-to-date in the world of journalism.
4. A helping hand when faced with tough ethical decisions.
5. Fees are a mere $37.50 for a year’s membership.
6. The opportunity to voice yourself on Capital Hill and also within your state legislature.
7. Joining a vast network of journalists in the fight to improve and protect the rights of news writing.
For more information on how to gain membership, click the following link:
The award-winning journalist Dick Cooper visited Salisbury’s campus on April 30 to share his compelling experience as a journalist on the scene of the Attica prison riots. Cooper compared the chaotic scene to “Disney World if it were designed by Adolph Hitler.”