The free press is more than just an institution; it represents the foundation of our nation and the freedoms we cherish. The Society of Professional Journalists traces its roots back to 1909 and is deeply committed to ensuring that the principles of self-governance, as laid out in our Constitution, remain resilient and influential. This dedication underscores the pivotal role journalists play in delivering news that is fair, balanced and comprehensive to an informed citizenry.
Our mission at The Society of Professional Journalists is multifaceted. We are staunch advocates for open government, pushing for increased transparency and accountability. Our commitment to promoting integrity ensures that the highest standards in journalism are consistently upheld. Excellence in reporting isn't just encouraged; it's a standard we ardently drive. In a world where diverse voices are crucial, we prioritize fostering diversity, ensuring that varied voices and perspectives enrich our media landscape. The next generation of journalists receives our guidance and motivation, ensuring a bright future for the field. Furthermore, we remain vigilant in our duty to protect the sacred rights of freedom of speech and the press.
Your support is not just appreciated—it's essential. With your help, we can ensure that the light of responsible journalism continues to shine brightly, illuminating the path forward for our democracy.
Areas you may designate your support:
Area of Greatest Need: Your support for the Society of Professional Journalists Mission Fund is an investment in quality journalism's future. Every contribution strengthens a free press, ensures ethical standards, promotes diverse voices, nurtures the next wave of journalists and defends vital First Amendment rights.
Freelance Fund: Supports programs that help independent journalists participate in training, education, awards and other opportunities they could not otherwise pursue.
Ukraine Journalists Fund: Journalists are the specific targets of the Russian forces invading Ukraine. Twenty-two journalists have been kidnapped; most are still being held. This is not limited to Ukrainians alone. U.S. journalists covering the war are the targets of Russian hackers, including those based in the United States. 100% of the money goes to helping local Ukrainian journalists continue to do their jobs.
Donations made are tax-deductible up to the full extent of the law from the Society of Professional Journalists Foundation EIN #: 36-6106287. These donations will support the area of greatest need.
To give via check
Make payable to: Society of Professional Journalists Foundation
Society of Professional Journalists Foundation
P.O. Box 441748
Indianapolis, IN 46244