I just received this today. If we can put together a proposal for an ethics program, there is grant money available. Here are the details: To encourage promotion of Ethics in Journalism Week, $1,000 grants are available to chapters for ethics programming. The grant is made possible through a generous donation from the Sigma Delta … Continue reading $1,000 Call for Ideas: Ethics Program
If you'll indulge me ... I'd love to extend an invitation to any SPJ member to attend Style Weekly's 25th Anniversary Party. It's next week, Tuesday, Oct. 30, in Richmond. Please e-mail me at email@example.com if you'd like to attend (some of you already are) and I'll send you the details ASAP! -- Jason Roop
SPJ-Virginia Pro Chapter (then Sigma Delta Chi, Richmond Pro Chapter) received its charter in April 1958. To mark the occasion, the chapter is beginning to plan a celebration. Caroline Cardwell and Brian Eckert are co-chairs of the 50th Anniversary Committee. If you have a suggestion about celebrating the anniversary, please contact Caroline or Brian. Initial … Continue reading Our Golden Anniversary
Greg Gilligan of the Richmond Times-Dispatch has accepted the appointment to serve again as scholarship committee chairman. We will be doing our best to spread the word this year to potential recipients. Let Greg know if you have any ideas, or would be interested in serving on the committee.
Our region held its meeting on Friday, Oct. 5, during the national convention. It kicked off with the installation of Region 2 Director Ann Augherton (Arlington Catholic Herald, firstname.lastname@example.org). Those in attendance from Virginia included: Doug Cumming, Louise Seals, Paula Otto, Greg Gilligan, Jason Roop, Kevin Allen, Marcus Mesner and his wife, Anita (both new … Continue reading Region II Meeting
I'll have some posts soon on this weekend's national convention in D.C. ... but mark your calendars for next year's event: SPJ Convention & National Journalism Conference Sept. 4-7, 2008 Hyatt Regency Atlanta There's a call for professional development programs if you have an idea and want to submit a proposal. Deadline is Dec. 14. … Continue reading Hotlanta Is Calling…
The brave folks at Washington & Lee, the hosts of our SPJ Region II annual conference, shared updates on their planning during our regional meeting at nationals. They're also still seeking ideas for panel sessions. Here are the basics: What: SPJ Region II Annual Conference (Delaware; Washington, D.C.; Maryland; North Carolina; Virginia. When: March 28-29, … Continue reading Journalism & Ghosts: Regional Planning Is Under Way