Registration for College Media Day ends Thursday

Registration closes today at 5 p.m. so act now! Limited seats are still available for the inaugural College Media Day this Saturday, Oct. 19, hosted by SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter and The Richmond-Times Dispatch. Registration closes Thursday, so e-mail now to save your seat! Your $15 per person registration includes a light breakfast, pizzaContinue reading “Registration for College Media Day ends Thursday”

Cuts at Roanoke Times; Charlottesville weekly ends publication

Following the recent purchase of the newspaper by BH Media, The Roanoke Times has announced layoffs. The paper cut 31 positions, mainly in the “digital, technology and production areas,” according to a story today.“We are saying goodbye to some great people today and we thank them for their service and wish them well in theirContinue reading “Cuts at Roanoke Times; Charlottesville weekly ends publication”

Registration open for Region 2 Ted Scripps Leadership Institute in Richmond

Registration is now open for the Region 2 Ted Scripps Leadership Institute, SPJ’s premiere leadership development program. Several of our chapter leaders have attended this event and benefited greatly from the training. The event will be held November 8-10 at the Richmond Omni. Applications are due by Sept. 29. The program was established in 1996Continue reading “Registration open for Region 2 Ted Scripps Leadership Institute in Richmond”

Eckert named Regional Director of the Year

Brian Eckert, director of media and public relations at the University of Richmond and Region 2 Director of the Society of Professional Journalists, was named 2013 Regional Director of the Year during the recent Excellence in Journalism Conference. The award was announced at the SPJ President’s Installation Banquet at Excellence in Journalism 2013 in Anaheim,Continue reading “Eckert named Regional Director of the Year”