From our pal Hilary, who says that Jennifer Rowell, military reporter at the Montgomery Advertiser, is working to start a Society of Professional Journalists chapter in Alabama:
Greetings! Ever feel the need to sharpen your journalism skills or network with other professional journalists? Here’s your chance!
The SPJ Alabama Pro Chapter will be hosting an interest meeting on July 16 at Speakeasy 1920, 1920 Third Ave. N. [map], from 5 to 7 p.m. Snacks will be provided.
In addition to professional development and networking opportunities, 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.
Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts. SPJ is a group for print and broadcast alike.
Come and find out more about the SPJ Alabama Professional Chapter opportunities coming soon to central Alabama!
Please RSVP to Jennifer Rowell at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please feel free to forward to coworkers!