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SPJ induction ceremony welcomes new members

by Robert Stewart, Director

The OU chapter of Society of Professional Journalists welcomed 10 new members Tuesday night with the official initiation ceremony. Other new members could not attend.

SPJ members and new initiates holding copies of SPJ’s new Code of Ethics.

They were reminded of the importance of the news media in protecting democracy and holding the government accountable. They also were educated about the philosophical pillars of the society talent, truth and energy and to use those in the furtherance of ethical journalism that promotes the free flow of information.

The initiates are part of a 50-member strong campus chapter that was named best in the country during SPJ’s national convention in Nashville in September. The chapter is also the best campus chapter in Region 4 Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania three years in a row.

Members will host the Region 4 conference on campus March 20-21. SPJ is the nation’s oldest and most broad-based journalism organization with 7,500 members in professional and campus chapters across the continental U.S. and its territories.

November 21, 2014

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