After proposing an unsuccessful resolution at the SPJ national convention in Fort Lauderdale on financial openness, the Press Club of Long Island board has approved its own chapter policy, not only on financial openness, but openness in general.
The policy stems from the chapter board’s desire to be more inclusive with the PCLI membership and attract new members. It also reflects our belief that as a nonprofit organization of journalists who seek a variety of information from government, other non-profits and other organizations, SPJ and its chapters should be open in their actions.
The Long Island chapter board hopes that the policy adopted will become a starting point for discussion on a national policy being developed.
Here’s the policy: