How will legislation passed by the 2021 General Assembly affect Virginia news organizations and journalists? That was the focus of a webinar held April 15 by the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter, the Virginia Press Association and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government.
The online event covered laws involving law enforcement records, the Freedom of Information Act, electronic meetings, public notices and other issues relevant to the news media. Speakers included:
- Megan Rhyne, executive director of VCOG
- Aimee Perron Seibert and Mark Hickman of Commonwealth Strategy Group, VPA’s government affairs team
John Hopkins, who chairs the FOIA Committee for the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter, moderated the discussion.