Thanks for your support this weekend as we hosted the Region 2 Spring Conference concurrently with the Virginia Press Association’s annual meeting in Norfolk. We had nearly 100 student and pro members in attendance and about 20 volunteer panelists, moderators and presenters. Students learned their places in the Mark of Excellence Awards contest, and everyone heard from Tumblr’s Media Evangelist, Mark Coatney.
On the heels of this major event, we have two upcoming programs to announce.
This Wednesday, April 24, learn how the SPJ Code of Ethics can be used as a weapon against you. SPJ Virginia President Paul Fletcher will discuss how misguided public officials, public relations officers and others are twisting the ethics code against working journalists. This program, co-hosted with the Virginia Commonwealth University student chapter, will begin at 7 p.m. in Temple Hall room 2219 at VCU’s School of Mass Communications in Richmond.
This Thursday, April 25, we’ll discuss diversity in today’s newsrooms with Irv Harrell, urban team leader for The Virginian-Pilot. This program will begin at 7 p.m. at the Pilot, 150 W. Brambleton Ave. in Norfolk. We hope to see you at these upcoming events!