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.