Committees

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Administration Committee 

Do you like to write thank you notes, send encouraging cards or an inspiration emails? Do you want to help with SPJ Georgia but don’t have a lot of time?  The Secretary of the SPJ Georgia needs your help. SPJ Georgia cares about its members, and what’s going on in their careers and lives. We love to send a note to celebrate a new baby, a new job or business, or applaud a retirement. Yes, it might involve snail mail, but it is an action we cherish for our members.

Collegiate Pro Committee

Our chapter has developed a new program for college students called Collegiate Pros. This is a great opportunity for SPJ Georgia members to contribute time to their alma mater, mentor young journalists or work with a group of young journalists.  SPJ Georgia was gifted scholarship money to help our Collegiate Pros attend SPJ and SPJ Georgia events. The scholarship is called the Kenney Scholarship. Let’s keep the momentum going by initiating new scholarships for our SPJ Georgia members’ professional development and awards. Contact spjgeorgia@gmail.com.

Diversity Committee

As an SPJ professional chapter, we strive for a diverse membership and leadership; we embrace and respect our differences while also seeking what we have in common. The topic of diversity needs a consistent, thorough understanding within the SPJ Georgia organization by providing educational opportunities to better understand each others’ lifestyles, culture, religion and race.

First Amendment, FOIA & Ethics Committee

SPJ is know for supporting the freedom of the press and freedom of speech and so is SPJ Georgia. This committee will develop programming to continue to educate and expose Georgia journalists to First Amendment violations, questions about Freedom of Information and also recognizing SPJ’s Code of Ethics. Contact spjgeorgia@gmail.com.

Freelance Committee

Independent journalists, freelancers or contract journalism is in full force as newsrooms, communications departments and broadcasting downsize and start to rely on freelancers to fill in work once held by full-time employees. Did you attend SPJ Georgia’s Operation: Freelance? The event was packed with editors and freelancers sharing ideas and learning the “dos and don’ts” of freelancing. Want to get involved as you launch your own freelance business? We can help! This committee is critical to developing a fellowship within the SPJ Georgia freelance community both statewide and nationally. Contact Ellen Eldridge at ellen@elleneldridge.com.

Fundraising & Sponsorship Committee

In order for our programs to be developed and implemented, we need to continue to seek sponsors for events such as partnering with other journalism organizations or an all-SPJ Georgia membership gala or an online fundraising tool. We need members who know how to write grant applications as well as members who can lead/introduce SPJ Georgia to possible corporate media sponsors. Contact spjgeorgia@gmail.com.

Membership & Marketing Committee

Our membership is the lifeline for SPJ Georgia. Without our members we could not exist. This committee will help develop marketing techniques for membership retention, recruitment and analyze what makes a SPJ Georgia membership so valuableContact spjgeorgia@gmail.com.

SpeachJ,Website & Communications Committee

SPJ Georgia needs members to help us become even more techno-savvy. We need help SPJ Georgia’s SpeachJ News by contributing articles, photos and videos. We have so much information that needs to go out to keep our members informed! Contact spjgeorgia@gmail.com.

Social Media & Digital Journalism Committee

We are seeking members to help contribute content and time for our Facebook and Twitter accounts. In addition, SPJ Georgia is looking forward to investing other digital media platforms, such as Instagram, Tumblr and others. Digital journalism is not just social media – it is about how journalism can be effectively presented online through various styles like Storify. Help SPJ Georgia design great programming for social media and digital journalism