- promotes and protects free press and the highest standard of professional ethics.
- provides a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely.
- unites Cincinnati journalists behind those goals.
- was founded in 1967 by a group of journalists, including current board member Emil Dansker.
This chapter provides:
- monthly programs on industry current events, often held with community partners in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky.
- an annual awards competition to honor the best of Cincinnati journalism, including inducting new members into the chapter’s Journalism Hall of Fame.
- a quarterly newsletter to stay up-to-date with the chapter, job openings, and national and state SPJ.
- no local membership fee.
SPJ is dedicated to the perpetuation of a free press as the cornerstone of our nation and our liberty.
To ensure that the concept of self-government outlined by the U.S. Constitution remains a reality into future centuries, the American people must be well informed in order to make decisions regarding their lives, and their local and national communities.
It is the role of journalists to provide this information in an accurate, comprehensive, timely and understandable manner.
It is the mission of SPJ to:
- promote this flow of information.
- maintain constant vigilance in protection of the First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and of the press.
- stimulate high standards and ethical behavior in the practice of journalism.
- foster excellence among journalists.
- inspire successive generations of talented individuals to become dedicated journalists.
- encourage diversity in journalism.
- be the pre-eminent, broad-based membership organization for journalists.
- encourage a climate in which journalism can be practiced freely.