OGDEN, Utah – Weber State University's chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists recently was named the Region 9 student chapter of the year at the organization's national convention in Chicago.
Region 9 includes Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. It is the second consecutive year WSU has won the award.
"It is certainly an honor to win this award from SPJ," said faculty adviser Sheree Josephson. "To win it two years in a row is twice the honor."
WSU's chapter holds monthly meetings throughout the school year, where professional journalists address the students and discuss journalism ethics and experiences. "We owe this award to many working professionals who take time out of their busy schedules to visit campus and talk with students," Josephson said.
Josephson also acknowledged community donations that sponsor events and pay for the students' travel to regional and national conferences.
SPJ is a professional organization that includes broadcast, print and online journalists, journalism educators, and students interested in journalism as a career. There are 18 members of SPJ at WSU. WSU also won the best student chapter award in 1998.