The Society of Professional Journalists is a national organization dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty. SPJ Florida does this by: Upgrading the journalistic profession wherever possible throughout Florida. Assisting Florida high schools in strengthening their journalism classes and courses. Cooperating with and assisting colleges […]


The Society of Professional Journalists Florida Chapter was originally founded in 1946 to cover just the Miami area and has twice been expanded—first to cover the South Florida region and second, in 2013, to include the rest of the Sunshine State that was not already covered by a chapter. As a chapter of SPJ, our […]

Sunshine State Awards

SPJ’s Florida Pro Chapter is pleased to announce the 24th annual Sunshine State Awards competition, open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists in Florida, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Spanish-language division is presented in partnership with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists. We also offer a Student division for students […]

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, […]