The Society of Professional Journalists at Florida International University is an official campus chapter of SPJ – a national organization determined to protect and improve the freedom of the press.
SPJ-FIU members are dedicated to a free press and recognize that accurate, fair and balanced journalism is essential to American liberties and the concept of self-government as outlined in the U.S. Constitution.
SPJ-FIU’s mission is to foster excellence among young journalists in the South Florida community. SPJ-FIU wants to inspire successive generations of curious and passionate students to become committed journalists.
SPJ-FIU members recognize that today’s digital era has changed the future of the industry for good, so they work toward bridging the gap between traditional news values – which, if lost, pose a serious threat to the freedom of Americans – and creating compelling and content rich multimedia news packages.
If you are a student at FIU who wants to learn real world journalism – not just lessons in a classroom – join us!
Though there are no GPA or major requirements, board members must become official, paying members of SPJ. Everyone involved is encouraged to join, however. Meetings are held on a biweekly basis either in-person in the Media Hub (AC2 132) or via Zoom.
Advisor: Professor Evans, firstname.lastname@example.org