Statement supporting journalists covering protests

The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists expresses its support of reporters and other news personnel covering local protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other recent killings of African Americans. It is critical for journalists to bear witness and document important events in their communities. … Continue reading Statement supporting journalists covering protests

Video of online discussion about COVID-19

A panel of media professionals discussed the pandemic's impact on news organizations and journalists during an hourlong online event hosted by SPJ Virginia Pro on May 27. https://youtu.be/-1i1EPzbAH4 The discussion was moderated by Marisa Porto, executive in residence at Hampton University, former publisher and editor-in-chief for the Daily Press Media Group and co-host of We … Continue reading Video of online discussion about COVID-19

Richmond Times-Dispatch Columnist to Receive 2019 George Mason Award

By Brian Eckert  Bill Lohmann, longtime reporter and columnist of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has been named recipient of the 2019 George Mason Award for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism. The George Mason Award has been presented since 1964 by the Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter. It is named in honor of the principal … Continue reading Richmond Times-Dispatch Columnist to Receive 2019 George Mason Award

J-students, apply for $1,500 newsroom fellowship for Summer 2019

Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation and Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter $1,500 FELLOWSHIPS SUPPORT SUMMER 2019 NEWSROOM INTERNSHIPS Two $1,500 cash fellowships that support summer journalism internships are available to rising sophomores, juniors or seniors at an accredited Virginia college or university.  The internships must be at least six weeks’ full-time work at a … Continue reading J-students, apply for $1,500 newsroom fellowship for Summer 2019

Students, apply for $1,500 fellowship for summer 2018

Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation and Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter $1,500 FELLOWSHIPS SUPPORT SUMMER NEWSROOM INTERNSHIPS Two $1,500 cash fellowships that support summer newsroom internships are available to rising juniors or seniors at an accredited Virginia college or university.  The internships must be at least six weeks’ full-time work at bona fide news … Continue reading Students, apply for $1,500 fellowship for summer 2018

Students, apply for summer 2017 newsroom fellowships

Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation and Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter $1,500 FELLOWSHIPS SUPPORT SUMMER NEWSROOM INTERNSHIPS Two $1,500 cash fellowships that support summer newsroom internships are available to rising juniors or seniors at an accredited Virginia college or university.  The internships must be at least six weeks’ full-time work at bona fide news … Continue reading Students, apply for summer 2017 newsroom fellowships