Welcome to the SPJ Region 12 website!
Thanks for your support of the Society of Professional Journalists with your membership in a professional or student SPJ chapter. Region 12 is defined as the states of Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Tennessee.
Each year, we host an annual Spring Conference. This year, the McNeese State SPJ student chapter hosted us in Lake Charles, La., and did a great job. Thank you! We’ll discuss where our 2016 Spring Conference will take place when we see each other again in Florida.
And speaking of Florida, it’s time for Excellence in Journalism, our annual convention co-hosted this year by the Radio, Television, Digital News Association (RTDNA) and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists September 18 – 20 in Orlando.
In May, the SPJ National Board appointed me Interim Region 12 Director after Tony Hernandez moved out of the area. Elections for this position will take place at EIJ. Currently, I am running unopposed, but if you are interested in running for Region 12 Director, please visit SPJ Election Central to learn more.
I look forward to seeing some of y’all in Florida! Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or just want to chat about SPJ.
Interim Region 12 Director