HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 12, 2012 – High Point University’s Nido R. Qubein School of Communication was recently chartered as a full chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ). HPU is one of three chapters in N.C., which includes Elon University and Appalachian State University.
Being chartered demonstrates HPU’s commitment to provide the best exposure and training in journalistic practice as students learn how to handle their constitutional rights to freedom of expression with thoroughness, honesty and ethical behavior.
“A Society of Professional Journalists chapter will help students to apply classroom theory to everyday settings,” says Dr. Wilfred Tremblay, dean of the School of Communication. “Most importantly, the SPJ enlightens our students in regard to the best ethical and professional practices in the industry so that they can truly appreciate the critical role that quality journalism plays in a vibrant democracy.”
SPJ is the oldest professional journalism association in the United States. Members of the SPJ believe that public enlightenment is the forerunner of justice and the foundation of democracy. The duty of the journalist is to further those ends by seeking truth and providing a fair and comprehensive account of events and issues.