Call for nominations: annual George Mason Award

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, seeks nominations for its George Mason Award, presented annually since 1964 to journalists and others who have supported freedom of the press and made significant contributions to Virginia journalism.

Help Us Celebrate our 50th: April 22, 2008

Gov. Tim Kaine is the guest speaker at the Virginia Pro Chapter's 50th Anniversary Celebration Tuesday, April 22, in Richmond. Please join us as we honor the chapter's contributions to Virginia journalism as well as our George Mason Award winner David Poole, founder of the Virginia Public Access Project. We need you to be there … Continue reading Help Us Celebrate our 50th: April 22, 2008

On the Trail With Mike Allen

The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists presents * Mike Allen Chief Political Correspondent Politico.com Followed by a happy hour at Capital Ale House. * Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2008 6:30-7:30 p.m. Richmond Times-Dispatch 300 E. Franklin St. * Please join us in welcoming Mike Allen back to Richmond. The chief political correspondent … Continue reading On the Trail With Mike Allen

Help Us Give Out Money!

We're trying to spread the word to Virginia's colleges and universities -- their journalism professors, advisers and deserving students -- about our 2008 Richmond SPJ/SDX Foundation Scholarships. Two scholarships worth $2,000 each are available to outstanding college journalists attending an accredited Virginia college or university. Applications must be postmarked no later than April 1. Winners … Continue reading Help Us Give Out Money!

VCU Launching Journalism Grad Program

VCU Fast-Track Master's Degree in Multimedia Journalism The VCU School of Mass Communications will launch in summer 2008 a fast-track immersion M.S. degree in mass communications with a concentration in Multimedia Journalism that will prepare students to work in a highly competitive multiple platform news environment. The program is designed for recent graduates who have … Continue reading VCU Launching Journalism Grad Program

Join SPJ for Virginia AP Day at the Capitol

What: AP Day at the Capitol When: Dec. 4 Where: Richmond Times-Dispatch The board of the Virginia Pro Chapter SPJ has voted to support AP Day at the Capitol. It's an annual seminar organized by Virginia APME to help reporters, editors and editorial writers prepare for the legislative session. Please join us! In its five-year … Continue reading Join SPJ for Virginia AP Day at the Capitol

TV Teacher Needed

Virginia Union University needs someone to teach introductory-level TV production one class, one day a week (tentatively scheduled for Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m., but flexible to include evenings). Master’s degree or higher preferred. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Randy Fitzgerald, chair of mass communications, 257-5649 or 353-7747; jrfitzgerald@vuu.edu or rfitzger@richmond.edu.