Beasley to speak at VCU book luncheon

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

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Freelancer Academy to be held at WCVE studios

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

Some perspective on the “unhappy journalists” survey

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