We fight for First Amendment and freedom-of-information rights, host training sessions on best practices, hold an annual contest that recognizes outstanding work and contributions to journalism, award scholarships to student journalists and provide networking opportunities.
Our recent training included a presentation on solutions journalism and a crash course on the 2022 session of the Utah Legislature. The chapter is holding two members-only events in April, a training session by a leading Utah attorney session on copyright and fair use and a panel discussion with multiple media lawyers who will answer all questions from participants.
You must join the national SPJ organization to become a Utah Headliners Chapter member. Annual dues are $75 for national and $10 for the chapter. College students, recent graduates and retired members who are 62 or older pay $37.50 for national dues.
If you take advantage of membership benefits, you could save enough money to cover the dues. An AP Stylebook Online subscription is 20% off and freelancers get a discounted rate on the LexisNexis “All News” package. The benefits also include discounts on stays at Wyndham hotels and Motel 6, GE appliances, LifeLock identity protection and more.
You also get big bargains on office supplies at Office Depot OfficeMax.In a recent purchase, a store discount card reduced by nearly 50% the price of two HP ink cartridges. They usually cost a total of $111.18 and sold for $57.34 — for a saving of $53.84!
SPJ members who are from underrepresented communities can get a free Authory account worth $96 for a year. Authory automatically compiles all of your articles in a single place and provides you with a self-updating portfolio page.
Get details on SPJ benefits at https://www.spj.org/whyjoin-benefits.asp.
To join SPJ, go to https://www.spj.org/join.asp.