Mark your calendar for a free, in-person breakfast panel event titled “Declining Local Journalism & the Risk to Democracy” on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
Author Archives: Jeff South
Help audit government websites for FOIA compliance
The SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government are collaborating on a project for Sunshine Week, and we need your help. Under state law, state and local government websites must include a link to FOIA rights and responsibilities, including contact information for the agency’s FOIA officer and the process for requestingContinue reading “Help audit government websites for FOIA compliance”
Part 2: ‘The Future of Journalism, the Fate of Democracy’
Video of the June 22 discussion about the critical role of local journalism to a democracy.
Welcome to new SPJVA board member: Robin Reed
Robin Reed is an anchor at WDBJ and a professor of professional practice at Virginia Tech, where he also serves as the faculty adviser to the campus SPJ chapter. Robin has agreed to fill the student-chapter representative slot on the SPJVA board for the coming year. Robin completes the lineup for the 15-member board that will take officeContinue reading “Welcome to new SPJVA board member: Robin Reed”
Video of FOIA panel discussion
Video of the online program about the Freedom of Information Act that SPJ’s Virginia Pro and Washington, D.C., Pro chapters held on Nov. 10.