Marist Clubs & Organizations


Society of Professional Journalists

The Marist College Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) is a campus chapter of the national SPJ organization committed to journalistic integrity and the pursuit of truth. We are devoted to instilling these goals and values into the student journalist community at Marist by critically evaluating the news media, producing our own investigative content, and hosting/attending various events related to the love and pursuit of quality journalism. We were awarded Campus Chapter of the Year in 2015 and plan on continuing that legacy far into the future. 

Past events include:

SPJ Region 1 Conferences (New York City, Boston, Long Island)

SPJ Excellence in Journalism Conference (Disney, New Orleans)

Trips to New York City to visit and network with various media outlets (Wall Street Journal, NY Daily News, Democracy Now!, and more)

Trips to local media outlets to learn about reporting on the surrounding community (Poughkeepsie Journal)

Documentary Screenings/Speakers (Sebastian Junger, Matt Sienkiewicz, "Tickling Giants")



4/8 - 4/9 SPJ Region 1 Conference - NYC
4/11 General Members Meeting
4/25 Student Media Panel Discussion with Gideon Grudo

Executive Board

President: Shannon Donohue

VP: Adriana Belmonte

Treasurer: Shawn Joseph

Secretary: Sophia Brana

Social Media: Luke Carberry Mogan

Website Facilitator: Owen Condon

Advisor: Kevin Lerner