Oct. 13: A conversation with ‘trailblazing’ journalist Dorothy Gilliam

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post and author of a recent memoir, will discuss her career and the importance of newsroom diversity during an online event on Tuesday, Oct. 13.  Gilliam’s talk, which will be live-streamed beginning at 6 p.m., is being sponsored by the Virginia Pro Chapter ofContinue reading “Oct. 13: A conversation with ‘trailblazing’ journalist Dorothy Gilliam”

Richmond Free Press Publishers to Receive George Mason Award

The late Raymond H. “Ray” Boone Sr., founder of the Richmond Free Press, and Jean Patterson Boone, who has been publisher of the weekly newspaper since her husband’s death in 2014, are recipients of the 2020 George Mason Award for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism. Since 1964, the Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society ofContinue reading “Richmond Free Press Publishers to Receive George Mason Award”

Brian Eckert wins SPJ’s Howard Dubin Award

The Society of Professional Journalists has selected Brian Eckert to receive the Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award for contributions to the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter and SPJ’s Region 2 (the mid-Atlantic states). Brian won the national award for SPJ chapters of fewer than 75 members, the society announced. The announcement noted: Brian EckertContinue reading “Brian Eckert wins SPJ’s Howard Dubin Award”

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”