Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)

SPJ logo200x200 The Society of Professional Journalists supports journalism students in their pursuit of a deeper understanding of professional journalism. The UW Student Chapter meets twice a month, hosting skill-building workshops and networking opportunities with journalism professionals.

The Society of Professional Journalists is “dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.” The UW student chapter carries on this mission at the local level, educating student journalists, plugging them into professional networks, and offering free resources in the form of mentorship, contacts and specialized training.

Social Media Strategist: Hiu Ching Lee “Yugene”
Secretary: Jake Goldstein-Street
Treasurer & Liaison: Madeline Coats
Vice President: Joy Taylor Geerkens
President: Sean Harding

For more information, visit the chapter website at, tweet to @spjuw, or email Follow us on Facebook and Instagram too!

Interested in learning more about the Seattle professional chapter? Two UW Comm lecturers and a recent alum are serving on the board. Read more >>