Hey, freshmen: Join the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization

Apply to be on the SPJ Freshmen Liaison Board (FLB)

Freshman Liaisons ApplicationWhat is SPJ?

The Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909, SPJ promotes the free flow of information through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members. The Mizzou SPJ chapter is one of the nation’s largest student chapters and is here to make sure you feel confident taking on any journalism-related endeavors. By joining Mizzou SPJ, you’ll be joining a group in which you can share your passions, engage in educational workshops, plan events, attend regional and/or national conferences and voice your concerns over journalistic issues.

What does the FLB do?

The FLB was designed to give bright and promising freshmen journalism or pre-journalism students the opportunity to gain hands-on experience through the inner-workings of Mizzou SPJ. The FLB will be split into two teams: external and internal. The internal team will be responsible for coordinating at least one event or speaker for the chapter. The external team will be responsible for organizing and implementing a fundraising event and a membership drive. The executive board members will work closely to guide the FLB to success in their endeavors. Often, participating freshmen remain involved in SPJ by becoming executive board members.


  • Must currently be a freshman
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be a member of Mizzou SPJ (join)

Turn in the attached application form and all materials (hard copies only) to the folder in 205 Neff Hall by 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 21.

Contact chapter President Katherine Hauser with any questions. 


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