SPJ Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program 2022 – United States

Deadline: July 15, 2022

SPJ Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program 2022 – United States

Applications are now open for the SPJ Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program 2022. The leadership program will give fellows the opportunity to see first hand how SOCIETY OF PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISTS (SPJ) works and what it has to offer. The SPJ Diversity Leadership Fellows are provided with a complimentary conference registration.

Through this diversity program, eight SPJ members will get to attend this year’s SPJ conference on scholarships, and it will be in person at #MediaFest22 in Washington D.C.

At the conference, the fellows will have access to several networking events where they get to know each other, and meet SPJ board members, administrators and other leaders in the world of journalism. The fellows will get to attend journalism panels and workshops of their choice and they will also be welcomed to attend SPJ board and business meetings.

The program will expose the fellows to guest speakers who will cover topics about the importance about diversity and inclusion inside and outside the newsroom. Speakers will also cover various topics that may be trending in journalism today.

The SPJ Diversity program gives participants the chance to establish a relationship with SPJ, and they are encouraged to continue as members with the national organization. Fellows are encouraged to get involved with the SPJ communities and local SPJ chapter.

Benefits for the SPJ Dori Maynard Diversity Leadership Program 2022

  • A complimentary registration for the conference including tickets to the SPJ Awards Banquet.
  • Hotel accommodations for four nights at the conference hotel.
  • Paid airfare to and from #MediaFest22 up to $350.

The conference, participants will be provided:

  • Meet and greet with SPJ leadership
  • Access to all the workshops, panels, and keynote sessions
  • The participants will start their fellowship on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022 (travel day) and it will end on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2022.


  • At least two years of professional experience in journalism.
  • Must be a member of SPJ
  • Must be a person of color, a person with disabilities, part of the LGBTQ or underserved ethnic communities
  • Must attend the entire conference and scheduled fellowship events and programs.
  • Join a local SPJ Chapter and volunteer to be on a local or committee after the conference.
  • Volunteer to be on an SPJ national committee if possible.
  • Agree to represent SPJ as a Diversity Fellow for the full year (2022-2023)
  • Former fellows are not eligible to apply.