WHAT WE DO
JMU'S CHAPTER of Society of Professional Journalists encourages its members to continue their learning outside of the classroom. Our workshops and events are designed to help journalism and media students learn from professionals in the field and expand their networking capabilities. All concentrations within the School of Media Arts and Design are welcome as well as any students interested in a career in media, regardless of their major. SPJ will help our members have a better understanding of what it is like to have a career in journalism, whether it be writing, video, photography, design, web content or advertising. We want to help prepare our members for their media careers as well as provide them with exciting, worthwhile opportunities.
APPLY TO BE AN EXECUTIVE MEMBER OF SPJ!
Want to get more involved with SPJ? Need a resume booster? Apply to be on the 2016-2017 SPJ Exec Board! We're accepting applications for all positions!
Apply by March 30
Apply by March 30
TRIP TO THE NEWSEUM | WASHINGTON, D.C.
WHEN: SATURDAY, APRIL 2 | MEET AT 10AM
WHERE: THE NEWSEUM IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
Join us for a trip to the nation's capital to visit the Newseum! The Newseum features some of the most iconic moments in journalism. We will be leaving campus around 10am and returning around 6:30pm. The price of the trip is $15 for national SPJ members and $20 for non-national members. Email us for more details at firstname.lastname@example.org!
HAWES SPENCER SPEAKER EVENT
WHEN: TUESDAY, MARCH 22ND | 6-7:30PM
WHERE: HARRISON 102
Hawes Spencer has been involved in journalism since the 9th grade when he was a staffer for Wingspan, the student newspaper of Byrd Middle School in Henrico County. A graduate of Trinity University, he worked as a stringer for the Richmond News Leader before launching C-ville Weekly in 1989. In 2002, he launched another Charlottesville weekly, the Hook. Under his supervision, the Hook earned over 150 news/graphic awards from the Virginia Press Association, including the prestigious Award for Journalistic Integrity and Community Service. Since 2013, he has produced news for public radio stations WVTF and WCVE as for for such written-word outlets as Time and the New York Times. He has been a JMU instructor since the fall of 2015.
MEET THE TEAM
AS A TEAM, the SPJ executive board is dedicated to maintaining an organization that will provide its members with important and meaningful opportunities in the realm of media and journalism. We strive to keep members engaged through social and networking opportunities as well as constructive workshops designed to give students an insight that they cannot find in a classroom. If you are a member and have any comments, questions or ideas for future workshops, we want to hear from you.