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

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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

SPJVPA16: ‘Disturb the Peace and Get it Done,’ Post Reporter Tells Journalists

By Matt Chaney Rees Shapiro, the keynote speaker at the SPJ Region 2 Spring Conference, advised journalists to get out of the office, report from the ground and talk to people face to face. Shapiro, an education reporter for The Washington Post, emphasized how getting out, going places and relating to people on a personal … Continue reading SPJVPA16: ‘Disturb the Peace and Get it Done,’ Post Reporter Tells Journalists

SPJVPA16: Case study in tragedy: WDBJ

By Alyssa Sims “Don’t listen to what we have to say here and be afraid,” Kelly Zuber, news director of WDBJ in Roanoke, told a mix of veteran journalists and journalism students attending the VPA/SPJ joint conference on Saturday (April 9). Zuber spoke at a panel about the impact that the shooting of WDBJ reporter … Continue reading SPJVPA16: Case study in tragedy: WDBJ

SPJVPA16: Getting ready for drones to take off

By Marhesha Maldonado Unmanned aircraft systems, commonly called drones, could be very beneficial to journalists covering storm damage, traffic accidents, fires and other stories. But the technology also raises important legal, safety and ethical issues. That was the gist of a panel discussion at the VPA/SPJ Region 2 Conference held Saturday (April 9) at Short … Continue reading SPJVPA16: Getting ready for drones to take off