Journalism in the Texas Panhandle

This week will be a significant one for journalism in the Texas Panhandle.

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has a new presence here: the Texas Panhandle Pro Chapter. The chapter was chartered to provide professional and student journalists in this region of Texas with opportunities to talk about professional challenges, discuss journalism ethics, keep up with new trends, and encourage quality journalism for the Panhandle’s residents.

We’re meeting Wednesday, November 6, at 6:30 p.m. We’ll gather at Roasters on Georgia in Amarillo. I’d like to see you there.

SPJ Flyer November 6 -- Ver 2

As the flyer indicates, you don’t have to be an SPJ member to attend this first meeting. We’ll tell you how to join the national organization, share information about how you can serve our local chapter, and collect ideas about future meeting topics and locations.

I’m really excited about this new journalism venture here in the Texas Panhandle. There are many — teachers, students, and professionals — who value great journalism, who understand what it means to our communities, and who accept the challenge of providing relevant, meaningful information and stories. I expect our SPJ chapter to help educate the public about why good journalism should be important to them, as well.

Come join us! It’ll be the beginning of a great adventure.

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