Join SPJ


Looking to be part of an award-winning journalism chapter that is proud of 100+ members state-wide?

SPJ Florida is happy to welcome members from across the state, whether you’re a college student or a retiree—our chapter welcomes you! Meet your chapter leaders.

To join online now: Become an SPJ Member and select SPJ Florida as your local chapter, for free!

Why is our chapter the best fit for you?

SPJ Florida does not charge chapter dues. By joining our local chapter, honored as SPJ’s Chapter of the Year three times since 2010, you can stay up-to-date on the latest events and programs in your area.

Our programs are dynamic and engaging

The programs we put on are relevant to the work lives and professional development of journalists and non-journalists alike and they are always a good time!

The chapter hosted a “Fake News Game Show” in April of this year, and in November 2016 held “Journalism & Islam: Food for Thought” at the Islamic Center of Boca Raton. Both touched on hot-button issues, inviting open discussions.

Other past events include:

Be among the state’s best at annual SSA

Florida Pro members also enjoy a membership discount when entering in our Sunshine State Awards (SSA)! Members get one entry free with their first paid entry.

Award categories run the gamut from all manner of reporting beats to photography, editorial cartoons, radio newscasts and blogs.

Through a partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, the chapter also include a Spanish-language division.

Network outside your neighborhood

You can still attend events across the state for free or cheap. You can apply for grants and scholarships (or share with those that qualify), which can get you to the national SPJ convention free of charge.

The annual Excellence in Journalism conference provides sessions and workshops that will touch every beat – from reporting in the Trump era to recording 360-videos with cutting-edge technology.

Support journalism at every level

Education for tomorrow’s journalists is paramount, and SPJ Florida wants to lend a hand. For that reason, this year the chapter is giving $3,500 in scholarships to incoming or full-time journalism students at Florida universities.

Explore opportunities

If you’re looking for a job, we’ve got some prospective employers that are looking for you. SPJ Florida’s jobs boards can tip you off to the best openings in broadcast, print and online journalism.

The perks are all there, without the extra pay.

To join online now: Become an SPJ Member and select SPJ Florida as your local chapter, for free!