With much of the press getting an increasingly bad rap, there continue to be thousands of outstanding journalists in print, broadcast and online. Feeling a need to do something to help support real journalism, I recently became a member of the Society of Professional Journalists. I should have done this long ago.
More than ever, Journalism, needs our help. Please read the SPJ’s code of ethics and consider joining the organization, even if you’re a student, a retiree, or simply want to show your support with an associate membership. Beyond that, you might consider making a donation to the SPJ’s Legal Defense Fund. They also have the option of a newsroom membership, giving news outlets an opportunity to show the world exactly how they feel about doing news the way it needs to be done, preserving proper standards as platforms continue to merge and evolve into new and sometimes confusing formats.
Fight back against those who would harm our profession and threaten free speech. Take a stand to educate, enlighten and preserve what we have. Join the SPJ.