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”
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”
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.
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. 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 Virginians, aContinue reading “Video of online discussion about COVID-19”
The board of directors of the Virginia Pro Chapter of SPJ sent a letter to the Radford University administration expressing our support for the student newspaper, The Tartan, and our concerns over the disappearance of most copies of the paper’s Sept. 18 issue. At a time when journalists in the U.S. and around the worldContinue reading “Support for Radford’s student paper”