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’s Code of Ethics.
The Virginia Pro Chapter carries out SPJ’s mission on the state level. We hold events for journalists and the general public, honor people who have made outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism, provide financial support for college journalists and speak out in support of free speech, freedom of the press and the First Amendment. Our members include print, broadcast and online journalists across Virginia.
Latest news from SPJVA
Proposed changes to SPJVA bylaws
From June 26 to July 2, the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter will hold an election to consider changes to our bylaws as proposed by the SPJVA board of directors.
Nominees for officer and director positions for 2023-24
From June 5 to 11, our chapter will hold an election to fill officer positions and seats on the board of directors for the coming year.
Volunteer needed to serve as SPJVA treasurer
The SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter is seeking a member to serve as co-treasurer for the year beginning July 1 and then take over as treasurer for 2024-25..
2 Virginia college students awarded summer journalism fellowships
Ananya Chetia, of the University of Richmond, and Luke Fountain, of Washington and Lee University, Washington and Lee University have been named 2023 summer newsroom fellows by the Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation.