Statement urging Newport News City Council to live stream work sessions

The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, joined by the Virginia Press Association, urges the Newport News City Council to take immediate action to provide live broadcasts of its work sessions via the internet and/or public access television and to post online archived video recordings of such meetings. We believe it is … Continue reading Statement urging Newport News City Council to live stream work sessions

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