SPJVA accepting nominations for 2022 George Mason Award The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter seeks nominations for its 56th George Mason Award, tentatively scheduled to be presented in early December 2022. The annual award has only one stated criterion: It recognizes a person who “has made outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism.” Those contributionsContinue reading “Help Nominate 2022 George Mason Awardee”
We’re proud of the programming presented in the past year recapped from our annual report. June 8, 2022 – Publicized and added SPJ VA’s name as a co-sponsor to the first of two events on journalism organized by the Virginia Humanities on the critical role of local journalism to a democracy. https://spjva.com/2021/06/09/the-future-of-journalism-the-fate-of-democracy-part1/ June 17, 2022Continue reading ” 2021-2022 annual report recaps a year of distinctive programming”
Thanks to Virginia Tech Professor Robin Reed, Radford University Professor Bill Kovarik and their students, we have videos of most of the programming at the SPJ Region 2 Spring Conference that was held on April 9 at the Holiday Inn Valley View in Roanoke.
The SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter presented the 2021 George Mason Award to Beth Macy, the former Roanoke Times journalist who has written Dopesick and other best-sellers, on April 9 at the O. Winston Link & History Museum of Western Virginia in Roanoke.
SPJVA members have elected the chapter’s officers and filled six seats on its board of directors for terms beginning July 1. Here are the results of the online balloting conducted in May.