By Holly Fisher | August 26th, 2010
1. The journalism profession is changing and you need to keep up with what’s new.
2. Be cutting edge – learn new technology and techniques at national, regional and local workshops and conferences.
3. Access members-only areas of SPJ.org for job listings, a freelancers’ directory, online training opportunities and additional member benefits.
4. Add your voice to an organization that fights for journalists, FOI and a free press.
5. Discounts to national conventions, regional conferences and local chapter events.
6. Networking – key if you’re hunting for a new job or need to consider your options in this tough job market.
7. Find a network of people passionate about journalism and willing to support you when you need it.
8. Learn from fellow SPJ members. The organization is a diverse group of ages, backgrounds and skill levels. You have the opportunity to share your expertise with others while learning new tips and tricks from your colleagues.
9. Have fun! SPJ is made up a terrific group of people who are not only colleagues but friends.
10. Save money – SPJ is significantly less expensive than other national journalism organizations.
What’s your reason?