Student journalism scholarships awarded for 2011

Arielle Retting of Radford University and Katherine Mawyer of Virginia Tech are the Virginia Pro Chapter’s Journalism Scholarship winners for 2011. Both are juniors at their respective universities and plan careers that include print, online and broadcast journalism. The two scholarships, each for $1,500, are given annually by the Virginia Pro Chapter of SPJ andContinue reading “Student journalism scholarships awarded for 2011”

Virginia Pro to co-sponsor ‘Studio SPJ’ May 14

How do you vet a saint? That will be one of the topics coming up when Denver journalist Bill Briggs is our guest on the next episode of Studio SPJ. Briggs will discuss his new book “The Third Miracle – An Ordinary Man, a Medical Mystery and a Trial of Faith” during a live InternetContinue reading “Virginia Pro to co-sponsor ‘Studio SPJ’ May 14”

Davis named Journalism Educator of the Year by NABJ

Bonnie Newman Davis, a journalism professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and a member of the SPJ Virginia Pro chapter’s board, was selected as “Journalism Educator of the Year” by the National Association of Black Journalists at its spring board meeting. She will be honored at the NABJ Annual Convention in Philadelphia in August. Davis, right,Continue reading “Davis named Journalism Educator of the Year by NABJ”

Is it time to update the SPJ Code of Ethics?

Come share lunch with fellow journalists, served with a helping of journalistic ethics! The Virginia Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will celebrate Ethics Week (April 24-30) with a brown-bag talk by Kevin Smith, the national past president of SPJ and a journalism professor at James Madison University. Kevin will discuss the SPJContinue reading “Is it time to update the SPJ Code of Ethics?”

Region 2 Mark of Excellence winners named

NORFOLK – The Diamondback of the University of Maryland was named the best all-around daily student newspaper, and North Carolina Central University’s Campus Echo earned honors as the best all-around non-daily student paper in the Society of Professional Journalists Region 2 Mark of Excellence contest. Port & Main, published at James Madison University, was namedContinue reading “Region 2 Mark of Excellence winners named”