The Chico chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists was founded in 1990 by 13 students. Over the years, hundreds of students have been members of the club. Each semester, the club holds meetings and events to promote the ideals of the organization. Recently, there have been talks by professional journalists, a resume-writing workshop, and movie nights.

SPJ gives student journalists a chance to connect with one another and talk about important issues happening in the field. Club meetings always have riveting conversation, interesting people and free pizza.

Come to one of our monthly meetings or check the calendar for special events. Join us and get involved in one of the most forward-thinking clubs on the Chico State campus.

“The Society of Professional Journalists 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.” –SPJ

Keynote speaker Susan Brockus talks about how news has shifted to "infotainment" at the 2011 Extreme Makeover: Journalism Edition.

Melody Gutierrez, Chico alumna and Sacramento Bee sports reporter, talks to a group of journalism students at Extreme Makeover: Journalism Edition.