Join us for #SPJ4all on May 20



In light of recent news in Indiana and similar measures under consideration across the country, SPJ issued a statement reaffirming that we do not discriminate. As the chair of the membership committee, and an Indiana resident, I fully support this statement, and want to emphasize that I believe SPJ is open for everyone, no matter the person’s race, gender, sexual orientation or any other factor. If you’re a journalist, you’re welcome here, and always will be.

On May 20, we’re asking all SPJ members to post a selfie in social media with the hashtag #SPJ4all to emphasize that we welcome everyone. Please join us!

You can post a photo of your board as a group shot or just you, or you and an SPJ friend or two. Whatever you want to do is OK by us so long as you use the hashtag #SPJ4all and post publicly so we can find your posts, share those posts and thank you for your support.

Please post your photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Those are our most popular social media channels. Tag SPJ in your posts. On Facebook, your post might look like the screen shot below when you tag SPJ. To tag us, type the @ symbol and start typing the name Society of Professional Journalists will be one of your choices. Select it and it will automatically tag our page.

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To finish your Facebook post, use the #SPJ4all hashtag and make sure the post is public.

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On Twitter, our handle is @spj_tweets. Send out your tweet and use our handle in it. On Instagram, you can find us at @spj_pics.

Ultimately, what we want to see from this is greater awareness of SPJ and our membership. What we hope to see is people posting photos of themselves and their journalist friends. If you’ve got an SPJ board meeting or event between now and May 20, snap a photo and set it aside to post on May 20.

Got questions? Aren’t sure how it works? Ask away in the comments and we’ll gladly help.

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