Volunteer to mentor college journalists

We’re compiling a list of journalists willing to mentor college journalism students in Virginia. To put your name on the list, go to https://bit.ly/spjva-mentors.

The mentoring could include meeting with a student (in person or online) to offer career advice, or providing feedback on a student’s resume and portfolio — whatever you have time for. Signing up doesn’t commit you to anything.

We will pass along your name and contact information to journalism professors in your area — especially to faculty advisers for campus chapters of SPJ and other journalism groups. Then a faculty member would contact you to nail down details for how you could help students.

Thanks to Professor Alix Bryan, the faculty adviser to the SPJ chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University, for suggesting this idea.

Published by SPJ Virginia Pro

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.

One thought on “Volunteer to mentor college journalists

  1. Maybe after January 15.  I have volunteered for this at least twice in
    the past and had no takers.


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