Committees

Below is a list of the active committees within SPJ Georgia. Looking to join a committee? Any SPJ Georgia member can! See contact info below.

Looking to start a committee? Email spjgeorgia@gmail.com.

Freelance Committee

Co-chairs: Pam Dorsett, pgdorsett@aol.com and Mark Woolsey, noozflash@gmail.com

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. This committee is critical to developing a fellowship within the SPJ Georgia freelance community both statewide and nationally.

Student Affairs Committee

Chair: Ashlyn Webb, ashlynwebb2016@gmail.com

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. This committee seeks to foster relationships with student chapters and student journalists across the state.

Advocacy Committee

This committee acts as a watchdog for Georgia journalists experiencing First Amendment violations, questions about Freedom of Information and also recognizing SPJ’s Code of Ethics. Contact spjgeorgia@gmail.com.

Events Committee

Chair: Stell Simonton, simontone@bellsouth.net

This committee seeks to plan programming for members and prospective members across the state of Georgia. Looking to host an event in your area? Contact our chair!