Your Valley of the Sun SPJ chapter is a proud founding member of the First Amendment Coalition of Arizona. More than 50 journalists, journalism students and faculty and members of the public attended a free presentation at the University of Arizona in Tucson on Friday, Jan. 23, on changes to laws regarding the use of cameras and mobile devices in Arizona state courtrooms. Click here for details!
The Society of Professional Journalists is a national journalism association dedicated to providing social, educational, and service activities to professional and student journalists at daily newspapers, community newspapers, magazines, broadcast outlets, journalism Web sites and media blogs.
The Valley of the Sun chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists regularly sponsors journalism activities and events for reporters, editors, writers, freelancers, producers, publishers, and public relations professionals living and working in the Phoenix metropolitan area.
Our organization’s award-winning programs include:
- Journalism training – We connect our members with dozens of professional development and training sessions covering FOIA requests, journalism ethics, media pitches, etc.
- Journalism awards – We host an annual banquet that recognizes excellence in journalism and honors local media with journalism awards.
- Journalism networking – We provide ample opportunities to network with other journalists and freelance writers via happy hours and other social events.
- Journalism scholarships – Student journalists can apply for reporting scholarships to pay for journalism training and education at the collegiate level.
Thanks to everyone who attended the 2014 Valley Publicity Summit on Saturday, Sept. 27! See you in 2015!