SPJ is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.
Membership in SPJ is open to all media professionals who uphold the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.
The Virginia Pro Chapter falls into SPJ’s Region 2, which includes Delaware, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and North Carolina.
We recently elected officers and directors for 2021-22 and amended our chapter’s bylaws.
For a half-century, the Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation has been awarding fellowships and scholarships to deserving college students. Here is a list of the recipients, including short bios of some of them.