SPJ Board Candidate

SPJ Experience

Member since 2010; President for five terms, Houston Pro chapter

Chair, 2014 region 8 conference committee chair, drawing an audience from across our huge region and resulting in a significant profit

Instrumental in updating the Houston chapter’s by-laws

Leadership Experience

Co-Founder, COVID-19 Wall of Memories, an online memorial to victims of COVID-19 and a news page, the COVID-19 Observer, for which I serve as editor

Local Station Board, KPFT-FM radio

Diversity Committee, Texas Master Naturalists Heartwood chapter

Toastmasters: Club President, Club VP Public Relations, Area Governor

Women’s Committee, Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston

My name is Ruth Nasrullah.

I am the current President of the Houston Pro chapter, a freelance journalist, and a candidate for SPJ national at-large director for the 2021-2023 term.

I have decided to run for a national position this year because the past year and a half has shown us how critical journalists are to uncovering truth and informing the public, and how challenging  – even dangerous – the job can be.

The past year also brought us through the height of a pandemic.

The lesson it taught us – and still teaches – is that we are all interconnected.

That idea carries over into our professional lives.  We’re in this together.

SPJ has developed great programs for advocacy, empowerment, training and diversity, and I believe we can do even better as we approach a future that is uncertain in so many ways.

I am running for at-large director to make sure that SPJ serves its members’ needs; that chapters thrive; freelancers prosper; and newsrooms reflect the faces of America.  Representation matters.

Representation is also a key part of my running for a national director position.  If I’m fortunate enough to be elected, I believe I will be the first Muslim woman on SPJ’s national board.  That matters.

My contact info is below. Reach out to me anytime.

Also, please be sure to follow me on social media, where you can also message me.  I’m happy to share my thoughts and plans for the next two years. 

Email me at ruthmiriam@protonmail.com.