The TCU student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists adheres to the same mission as the national organization – now at nearly 10,000 members – founded more than 100 years ago: to encourage the free practice of journalism and to practice high standards of ethical behavior in the course of that practice.
The TCU chapter offers student journalists of all walks and from platforms the opportunities to learn more about professional trends and how to apply that knowledge, and it does so through meetings, activities, and support.
The Metroplex is the nations fifth-ranked media market, and SPJ membership offers students the opportunities to network with North Texas professionals through the student chapter meetings and the meetings and on-going workshops conducted by the Fort Worth pro chapter.
SPJ funding can also supplement member-related travel for education, training and other learning opportunities.
Student SPJ members also earn a substantial discount when entering SPJ’s Mark of Excellence Awards contests, and our news staffs and individual student journalists have been recognized in the Southwest and nationally for their accomplishments.
To be a part of the TCU SPJ chapter, you can join online; when you pay the national fee, be sure to check under the local chapter dues section – and we aren’t assigning local dues—to designate TCU’s student chapter for your local affiliation.
For more information on SPJ, its mission and what it offers members, visit the national SPJ website, www.spj.org. For more information about the TCU SPJ chapter, contact chapter adviser Robert Bohler.