WSU’s SPJ Organization Named Chapter of the Year

OGDEN, Utah -- The Weber State University chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) was recently named the Region 9 Student Chapter of the Year at the national SPJ conference in Las Vegas.

Seven WSU students traveled with their journalism professor and SPJ adviser Sheree Josephson to the three-day conference. According to Josephson, one of the highlights of the conference for the students was the opportunity to listen to Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times reporter Judith Miller.

“It’s always an honor to receive recognition from the Society of Professional Journalists,” Josephson said. “When you win an SPJ award, you compete against all universities with journalism programs. It doesn’t matter how big or small your journalism program is, everybody competes in the same category.”

There are currently 22 members of the WSU chapter. Region 9 includes 11 student SPJ chapters, located at schools in Colorado, New Mexico and Utah.


Sheree Josephson, communication professor/SPJ adviser
(801) 626-6164


Travis Clemens, office of Media Relations
(801) 626-7948 •