Welcome!

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The East Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists welcomes you to learn about our efforts to further the SPJ mission of encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior.

Please browse our site to learn more about our professional development opportunities, social functions and our annual Golden Press Card Awards to honor excellence in East Tennessee journalism.

Any media professional or member of the public is welcome to attend chapter programs. Students and recent graduates are eligible for a discounted membership fee, as are multiple members in the same household. Membership in ETSPJ provides discounts on program registration fees, award entries, etc.  Chapter membership is $10, in addition to the national membership fee.

To join, please click HERE and list “East Tennessee Pro” as your chapter.