Welcome to the website for the Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Professional Chapter.
SPJ is the nation’s most broad-based journalism organization, dedicated to encouraging the free practice of journalism and stimulating high standards of ethical behavior. Founded in 1909 as Sigma Delta Chi, SPJ promotes the free flow of information vital to a well-informed citizenry through the daily work of its nearly 10,000 members; works to inspire and educate current and future journalists through professional development; and protects First Amendment guarantees of freedom of speech and press through its advocacy efforts.
Membership in SPJ is open to all media professionals who uphold the Society of Professional Journalists’ Code of Ethics.
The Virginia Pro Chapter falls into SPJ’s Region 2, which spans Delaware, Maryland, Washington D.C., Virginia and North Carolina. Brian Eckert, a member of our chapter, presently serves as Region 2 Director.
2013-2014 Officers and Board of Directors
- Pat Kane, President
- Robyn Sidersky, Vice President
- Mary Ellin Arch, Treasurer
- Jeff South, Secretary
- Paul Fletcher, Immediate Past President
- Caroline Cardwell
- Daniel Finnegan
- Wayne Farrar
- Rachel DePompa
- Peter Vieth
- A.J. Lagoe
- Nicole Livas
- Cara Ellen Modisett
- Joan Tupponce
How to reach us:
E-mail Virginia Pro SPJ at email@example.com, tweet us @SPJVA, Find us on Facebook or call President Pat Kane at (804) 986-6804.