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SPJ_International-Committee_LogoYou’ve reached the San Antonio chapter of the Society for Professional Journalists, the oldest organization representing journalists in the United States. We host area networking events and workshops and put on an annual fundraiser called Gridiron, an SNL-style political satire show that raises money for scholarships for local student journalists.

SAVE THE DATE

In-person Gridiron will take place in September

“Gridiron 2021: Back to Work” will be live and in person on Friday, Sept. 17 and Saturday, Sept. 18 at McAllister Auditorium at San Antonio College at 7:30 p.m. on both nights. The Friday night show will be a dress rehearsal with a live audience.

Save the dates and let your friends know.

Proceeds from the show support our annual scholarship fund for student journalists from the San Antonio region.

Information on purchasing tickets, sponsorships and programs ads will be announced soon. Continue to visit the website for new information.

We have awarded scholarships! 

SPJSA will be announcing scholarships winners shortly

The Society of Professional Journalists San Antonio Chapter has awarded seven scholarships for the 2021-2022 scholarship year and is reaching out to the winners. Visit our scholarships page for more information; they will be listed there soon.

We were able to provide these scholarships thanks to our wonderful sponsors — WellMed, University Health System, H-E-B, VIA Metropolitan Transit and San Antonio Express-News — and all the fans who bought tickets to our annual fund-raising show, which went virtual last year: Gridiron 2020: Socially Distant.

After our initial release in October-November, the San Antonio area saw a surge in the novel coronavirus and people were stuck inside a little longer, so we offered a Director’s Cut edition in December with new skits, uncensored songs and more performances that raised a few eyebrows.

It was a success, financially and creatively (we like to think), and for that, we thank all of you who spent a few more of your hard-earned bucks to support young journalists.

Our group of journalists-and-communications-experts-turned-amateur-thespians is already back at work on Gridiron 2021 for this fall. We’re not sure whether we will go virtual again or the exact date(s?) yet, but keep an eye on this website for details.

As usual, we’re planning some cool cameos — nope, no hints!

You just never know what you’re going to see in our rowdy, sometimes a little bawdy, but always in jest, show. You will be entertained so start saving your pennies!

All fun aside, the money we raise with Gridiron pays for one of the most important parts of our mission: supporting and encouraging the next generation of truth-tellers. Click on the scholarships tab on the home page and you’ll find profiles of current and past scholarship recipients. We’re proud of these young people and believe you will be, too.

On another topic, do you have an idea for helping the journalism community in San Antonio? Want to collaborate with us on future projects? Just curious about who we are and what we do? Go to the contacts tab at the top of the page and shoot us a message!

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