The Virginia Senate this week has decided to move the public's business farther from the public. The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Virginia Press Association, and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government are disappointed by Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment's action to refuse to allow journalists onto the Senate … Continue reading SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter joins groups in calling for reversal of Senate rule restricting journalists
The Virginia Coalition for Open Government will hold its annual conference in Fredericksburg on Nov. 12. It's a day full of workshops and panels on topics related to open government in Virginia. This year's topics include: Data collection, body cams and privacy The 2015 Virginia elections and what they mean for open government in the … Continue reading Open government conference to be held in Fredericksburg
What is the outlook for the new state budget and for Medicaid expansion, education funding and gun control following the Nov. 3 election that settles control of the state Senate? What are Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s top priorities as he commences the last two years of his term? Which party – and which candidate - has … Continue reading AP Day at the Capital set for Dec. 3
Our friends at the National Federation of Press Women pass on this exciting news about Virginia journalists. The press release is below. Congratulations to all the winners! The National Federation of Press Women presented 35 awards to 15 Richmond-area residents and five from elsewhere in Virginia at the organization’s recent conference in Anchorage, Alaska. … Continue reading Virginia journalists take home national honors
The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will hold a Board of Directors meeting at noon on Tues., Oct. 6. The meeting will be held via conference call. The call in number is 641-715-3580 and the access code is 583987. All members are welcome to call in and participate.
The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists honored retired Virginia Commonwealth University professor Wilma Wirt Wednesday night in Richmond. Wirt is the 52nd winner of the annual award honoring journalists for their contributions to Virginia journalism. The chapter also awarded Wayne Farrar, the recently retired news director of WCVE, the George and Francine … Continue reading Wirt presented George Mason Award
If you are interested in attending the 2015 George Mason Banquet, honoring Wilma Wirt, we have two convenient options for purchasing tickets. You may buy a ticket online using a credit card through our Eventbrite site. Here is a link to the site. You may pay at the door with a cash or check, but … Continue reading Ticket information for the 2015 George Mason Banquet