spj_logo.pngToday’s organization: Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

About the organization:

The Society of Professional Journalists is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

Number of members: 10,000

To join, you must:
For a Professional (standard) membership, you must spend more than half your time working as a journalist or journalism educator.

You’ll get:
Job bank
Health insurance discounts
Professional development
Networking

And for that, you’ll pay:
Professional – $72
Retired – $36
Household (you live with a current member) $36
Post Grad – $26
College Student – $36

We’ve compiled as many professional organizations as we can find in all the disciplines that mediabistro visitors work in, and will be featuring one a day til we run out. We’re going in alphabetical order so nobody feels slighted, but if we skipped your favorite group by mistake, please let us know.