SPJ Code of Conduct

The Society of Professional Journalists is preparing a Code of Conduct for its members to foster a friendly, safe and welcoming culture. At the direction of the SPJ board, a seven-member task force plans to have standards for expected behavior in place by the annual convention in Las Vegas on Sept. 28.

As part of its work, the task force seeks input from SPJ members. Please fill out the short, two-question form to send us your comments. Links to other organizations’ codes are provided below.

Based on their research, task force members will draft guidelines to present to the board for consideration.

We appreciate your involvement in SPJ and in this effort.


Claire Regan, SPJ National President
Danielle McLean, Task Force Chair
Matt Hall
Rod Hicks
Daniela Ibarra
Chris Roberts
Kevin Smith
Jodi Rave Spotted Bear


A general conference code of conduct

Asian American Journalists Association

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference

Excellence In Journalism ’19 in San Antonio

Investigative Reporters and Editors

National Association of Black Journalists

National Association of Hispanic Journalists

National Association of Science Writers

Online News Association