Richmond author Nancy Wright Beasley will be the featured speaker at VCU’s Fifth Annual Monroe Scholars Book and Authors Luncheon April 15. The event is set to begin at noon at Willow Oaks Country Club in Richmond. Beasley is the author of “Izzy’s Fire,” which describes the tale of a poor Catholic farm family who … Continue reading Beasley to speak at VCU book luncheon
The SPJVA Freelancer Academy program, featuring national SPj President Dana Neuts, will be held Saturday, Feb. 21, at the studios of WCVE-FM, 23 Sesame Street, in Richmond. Here are directions to the studios, from the WCVE website: From Powhatan Anderson Hwy/US-60 E to traffic light at intersection with Courthouse Road. Turn left onto Huguenot Rd/VA-147 … Continue reading Freelancer Academy to be held at WCVE studios
Have you considered making the switch to freelance journalism but not sure what you need to know? SPJVA is here to help. National SPJ President Dana Neuts will be in Richmond on Feb. 21 for the SPJVA Freelancer Academy, a workshop on how to get a freelance business started, and the issues freelancers face as … Continue reading Want to be a freelance journalist?
SPJVA's George Mason Birthday celebration, scheduled for this Saturday, Dec. 14, has been postponed. Fairfax County is likely to experience a wallop of wintry mix - cold or freezing rain and snow - on Saturday, and numerous board members have noted conflicts with the holiday-season date. The event will be rescheduled after the turn of … Continue reading Mason birthday celebration POSTPONED
Peter King, senior writer at Sports Illustrated, has decided to stop using the name "Redskins" when writing about the National Football League team in Washington, DC. In a column, King said that the name is regarded by some as racial slur, and "it offends too many people, and I don’t want to add to the … Continue reading SI’s King to stop using ‘Redskins’
The SPJ Ethics Committee is asking that question and seeking input from members. In the latest Quill (July/August 2013), Kevin Smith, SPJ past president and Ethics Committee chair, notes that it’s been 17 years since the last revision of the Code. The question that no one in SPJ can dodge, he says, is “whether the … Continue reading Does the SPJ Ethics Code need a revision?
A lot of ink got spilled this past week, reporting on a new survey from the University of Georgia on career satisfaction among journalists. Poynter.org had the story: Some 28 percent of the journalists surveyed wish they had chosen a different career. Some of the coverage boo-hooed and intoned that this is yet another manifestation … Continue reading Some perspective on the “unhappy journalists” survey