The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, has a great night planned for anyone who loves journalism and cares about its future.
John Ensslin, the SPJ national president, will visit Richmond Saturday, April 14. We’ll gather at the University of Richmond, Jepson Hall Room 109, at 7 p.m. for a talk by Ensslin about ethics issues SPJ has weighed in on this year.
Then, we’ll screen the documentary, “Page One.” A team of filmmakers followed editors and reporters at the New York Times for a year to produce a movie that gives a fly-on-the-wall view of a newspaper and profession in transition. When the movie premiered at the 2011 Sundance Festival, it got a standing ovation.
It’s a good bet that after the program, we’ll retire to The Cellar, UR’s scenic lakeside pub, to continue the discussion (admission available only to those over 21).
Admission to the whole event is free and open to guests. Come out, meet John, watch “Page One” and enjoy some journalism fellowship!