By John Huotari | February 26th, 2009
I recently fielded a question about whether SPJ offers trial memberships. The answer to that question is, no, SPJ does not offer trial memberships.
However, there are options available to those who might be interested in joining SPJ but want to first learn more about the organization. One option is to use the SPJ Web site, which is loaded with information about the organization and its activities.
A second option is to find out whether there is an SPJ chapter in your area and, if there is, get in touch with someone in that chapter and plan to attend the next event. To help you find the chapter closest to you, visit SPJ’s Local Connection page.
Another option is to try some of the training sessions provided by SPJ and its chapters. Information about those opportunities is available at the Training page on the SPJ Web site.
Potential members should also be aware that SPJ offers membership specials, including a deal for college graduates, who pay $72 for a three-year membership after college. That will save post-graduates some money, considering the normal professional membership is $72 per year.
Meanwhile, students can buy a four-year membership for $100. There are other specials available, including for retired, lifetime and household members. To see the membership categories and their fees, visit the Membership Fees page.