State Board of Elections pushes back campaign finance report deadline

Despite opposition from journalism and open government groups, the Virginia State Board of Elections has pushed back the deadline for campaign finance reports to 11:59 p.m. The reports used to be due at 5 p.m. before complains from politicians. “While the change makes it easier for those who file, it makes it more difficult for … Continue reading State Board of Elections pushes back campaign finance report deadline

SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter Board of Directors meets tonight

SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter Board of DirectorsThursday, April 17New business :1) Approval of the minutes from Sept. 12, 20132) Treasurer's report - Mary Ellin3) Consider annual donation for Virginia SPJ, SDX Educational Foundation - Brian4) Nominations open for George Mason Award - Paul5) Planning committee for George Mason Banquet6) Review committee for annual report (three … Continue reading SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter Board of Directors meets tonight

Sunshine Week Celebration rescheduled for Thursday, April 10

The weather may have pushed us back, but we still plan to celebrate Sunshine Week! In celebration of Sunshine Week 2014, SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter members and friends are invited to learn a new tool for uncovering government secrets on Thursday, April 10.
 The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press recently launched iFOIA, a … Continue reading Sunshine Week Celebration rescheduled for Thursday, April 10

Region 2 Spring Conference : Early-bird tickets available through Friday

Be sure to save money on tickets to this month's Region 2 Spring Conference in Washington D.C. Early-bird tickets, with $10 off for professionals and students, are on sale through Friday. The conference takes place Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at Georgetown University Downtown. Activities open with a screening of "A Fragile Trust," … Continue reading Region 2 Spring Conference : Early-bird tickets available through Friday