At Monday night’s President’s Installation Banquet, the newly sworn in president of the Society of Professional Journalists promised to advocate for a federal shield law and take a serious inward look at SPJ itself.
“We have a lot to do – this year and beyond,” David Cuillier, SPJ’s new president, said.
Cuillier’s speech was the last part of the banquet. Among the things he said SPJ needed to do was an evaluation of what purpose and function SPJ served. He said discussions would begin about a name change to “Society for Professional Journalists,” as SPJ is not only compromised of journalists.
Cuillier also optimistically spoke on the future of journalism.
“We know journalism is not dead; it’s just evolving,” Cuillier said. “And, as part of SPJ, we’re helping shape it.”
Check out a few photos from the banquet last night below: