ONA accepting applications for 2011 MJ Bear Fellowships

The Online News Association is accepting applications for the 2011 MJ Bear Fellowships for early-career digital journalists. Three fellowships will be awarded to up-and-coming digital journalists, age 23-30, and include an ONA mentor for six months, an all-expense paid trip to ONA’s 2011 conference and a one-year membership in ONA. The deadline to apply is … Continue reading ONA accepting applications for 2011 MJ Bear Fellowships

From the silent auction

Layne models a "Protect free speech for my sake" onesie, one of the many items auctioned off during the SPJ Region 2 convention in Norfolk, VA on April 9, 2011. Proceeds from the silent auction benefit SPJ's Legal Defense Fund. (Photo contributed by Adriane Long)

SPJ@VCU hosts C-SPAN’s Digital Bus

The Society of Professional Journalists student chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University will host C-SPAN’s Digital Bus this Friday, September 10, from 10 a.m. - noon at the University Student Commons on the Monroe Park campus. Earlier in the day, Mass Communications students at the school will use Skype to appear on Washington Journal, the network’s … Continue reading SPJ@VCU hosts C-SPAN’s Digital Bus

SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter to host 2011 Region 2 Conference

The SPJ Virginia Pro chapter is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Region 2 conference during spring 2011. The annual conference brings student and professional journalists from Delaware, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia and Washington, D.C. together for a day of workshops, and to honor student journalists at the Mark of Excellence Awards Luncheon. The … Continue reading SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter to host 2011 Region 2 Conference

Donations needed for Virginia is for Lovers gourmet gift basket

Planning for the SPJ National Convention in October is underway and I need your help assembling a gift basket for the SPJ Legal Defense Fund silent auction. The silent auction will be held on Sunday, October 3 during the opening night reception at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas.   The board of directors at our … Continue reading Donations needed for Virginia is for Lovers gourmet gift basket

Michael Paul Williams Named 2010 George Mason Award Winner

RICHMOND, Va. - Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist and reporter, has been selected the winner of the 2010 George Mason Award, given annually by the statewide chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for significant, lasting contributions to Virginia journalism. Williams’ reporting and columns about minority issues in central Virginia have given voice to, … Continue reading Michael Paul Williams Named 2010 George Mason Award Winner

See You at the George Mason Award Dinner and Celebration June 29

Please join us on Tuesday, June 29 for our annual George Mason Award Dinner and Celebration.  We’ll honor the chapter’s George Mason Award recipient and the Foundation’s two college scholarship winners. Elections for the Virginia Pro chapter’s 2010-2011 officers and Board of Directors will take place as well. The event will be held at The … Continue reading See You at the George Mason Award Dinner and Celebration June 29