Annually since 1964, the Society of Professional Journalists Virginia Pro Chapter gathers to honor a journalist or friend of journalism of exceptional character and dedication to the craft. The George Mason Award is named for the Virginian who attended the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia in 1787, but refused to sign the Constitution because it didContinue reading “The George Mason Award”
What does the future hold for lobbying and ethics in Virginia following the conviction of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife? That’s one of the questions that panelists will explore at this year’s AP Day at the Capital on Dec. 3 at The Richmond Times-Dispatch. The annual event is a great way for reporters,Continue reading “AP Day at the Capital to explore ethics, Medicaid expansion, energy”
What makes a Tweet retweetable? Virginia Professional Communicators – Northern District will hold a free, interactive workshop on the art of crafting a great tweet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 30 at The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg. Robyn Sidersky, Virginia Pro Chapter SPJ vice president, will lead the workshop. Attendees will match wits with anContinue reading “What makes a Tweet retweetable? Workshop Oct. 30”
As SPJ undertakes the process of revising the Code of Ethics, events this week remind us of the code’s importance. As reported by Romenesko, a (student government-funded) student newspaper at the University of California Santa Barbara could have led coverage of the recent shooting spree, but instead the editors cited the code’s call to minimizeContinue reading “Code of Ethics talk tomorrow night in Richmond”
The Herald-Progress has a touching tribute to late publisher, Joseph Malcolm “Jay” Pace III. Virginia Pro SPJ posthumously awarded Pace our highest honor, the George Mason Award, in 2004.