SPJVA hosting free webinar on pandemic’s impact on Virginia media

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Professional Chapter, will hold a free webinar on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. on how Virginia media professionals are handling the COVID-19 pandemic — both personally and professionally. Our guest speakers include Terry Beigie, editor of the Greene County Record in Stanardsville; Sara Gregory, reporter at the Virginian-Pilot … Continue reading SPJVA hosting free webinar on pandemic’s impact on Virginia media

SPJVA accepting nominations for 2020 George Mason Award

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, seeks nominations for its 55th George Mason Award, to be presented in fall 2020. The annual award recognizes a person in Virginia who has done something extraordinary for journalism and the public: reporting and writing that has righted a wrong, caused a sea change in attitudes, changed … Continue reading SPJVA accepting nominations for 2020 George Mason Award

SPJVA board condemns actions of Liberty University in seeking arrest warrants for journalists

The board of the SPJ Virginia Pro chapter condemns the actions of Liberty University in seeking arrest warrants for journalists involved in covering the partial reopening of Liberty’s campus in Lynchburg, Va., amid the coronavirus pandemic. Attempts to charge Julia Rendleman, a freelance photographer for The New York Times, and Alec MacGillis, a ProPublica reporter, … Continue reading SPJVA board condemns actions of Liberty University in seeking arrest warrants for journalists

SPJVA board to meet Tuesday, Nov. 19

The SPJVA Board of Directors will meet via phone at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The tentative agenda is available for public viewing at http://bit.ly/spjva-agenda-111919. If any members have input for the agenda, please email virginiaprospj@gmail.com by midnight on Sunday, Nov. 17. Call-in number: +1 712-832-8330 OR +1 218-339-7800 OR +1 605-562-0400. Access Code: 675 1936 Any member … Continue reading SPJVA board to meet Tuesday, Nov. 19

Virginia Society of Professional Journalists names two new board members

November 12, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro, virginiaprospj@gmail.com Virginia Society of Professional Journalists names two new board members RICHMOND - The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists board of directors unanimously selected two members to fill vacancies on the board -- Bonnie Newman Davis and Mike … Continue reading Virginia Society of Professional Journalists names two new board members

Jeff South elected chapter president; seeking nominations for open positions

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter board unanimously elected Jeff South, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, to serve as the 2019-20 chapter president. Jeff has been active in SPJ national leadership, is the advisor of the VCU SPJ campus chapter, involved in SPJ Virginia Pro, as well as our Virginia SPJ,SDX educational … Continue reading Jeff South elected chapter president; seeking nominations for open positions