Eckert honored with SPJVA service award

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro chapter, gave its George and Frances Crutchfield Distinguished Service Award for 2013 to longtime chapter leader Brian Eckert at the annual George Mason Banquet and Celebration June 18. Eckert, an SPJ member since 1987, joined the Virginia Pro board in the late 1990s and would hold a number … Continue reading Eckert honored with SPJVA service award

Advertisements

SPJ responds to DOJ seizure of AP phone records

SPJ President Sonny Albarado today condemned the Department of Justice's secret seizure of two months' worth of business and personal phone records of reporters for The Associated Press. Calling the action "shameful and outrageous," Albarado said the incident once again points up the need for a federal shield law. The full text of Albarado's statement … Continue reading SPJ responds to DOJ seizure of AP phone records

Scholarship application deadline extended to June 1

May 7, 2013 Dear College Journalists, Students, Professors and Financial Aid Officers: The application deadline the for two college journalism scholarships of $1,500 each, available to rising juniors or seniors attending a Virginia college or university, has been extended. The Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation awards the scholarships annually, with support from Society of Professional Journalists, … Continue reading Scholarship application deadline extended to June 1

Virginia students bring home five national MOE awards

Students at four Virginia universities won five national first-place awards in the 2012 Mark of Excellence Awards, announced today by the Society of Professional Journalists. The competition honors work that was published or broadcast during 2012.Three schools won their MOE awards in the newspaper category:Breaking News Reporting, Small School DivisionNational Winner: “UVa-Wise mourns Chancellor David … Continue reading Virginia students bring home five national MOE awards

Virginia high court to weigh cameras in the courtroom

The Supreme Court of Virginia has taken up a case that could resolve some inconsistencies in the commonwealth's cameras-in-the-courtroom statute. One part of the law says cameras come in only if the judge lets them and another passage indicates they come in unless the judge can state a good reason not to allow them. SPJ … Continue reading Virginia high court to weigh cameras in the courtroom

VPW announces 2013 contest winners

The winners of the 2013 Virginia Press Women Communications Contest were announced last Saturday at VPW's spring conference, held April 13 in Lexington. Forty-one individuals received 148 awards (57 first place, 45 second place, 25 third place and 21 honorable mention) in the competition. Categories such as newspaper writing, public relations, advertising, photo journalism, Internet … Continue reading VPW announces 2013 contest winners

SPJVA gives Tech students tips on getting that first job

BLACKSBURG—SPJVA chapter members Cara Modisett of Roanoke and Brian Eckert of Richmond gave a program on finding the first job in journalist to the Virginia Tech campus chapter Oct. 28. They advised the 16 Tech chapter members that journalism is a “show ’em what you can do” profession. To stand out from the crowd of … Continue reading SPJVA gives Tech students tips on getting that first job