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Video of FOIA panel discussion

Here is the video recording of the online program about the Freedom of Information Act that SPJ's Virginia Pro and Washington, D.C., Pro chapters held on Nov. 10. https://youtu.be/JfpBSVNL4uY The panel included: Paul Fletcher, publisher and editor-in-chief of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, former national SPJ Freedom of Information Committee chair, past national president of SPJ and former president of the Virginia … Continue reading Video of FOIA panel discussion

‘Find out about FOIA in Virginia’ on Nov. 10 (update)

What information do you need about Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act? Would you like to learn how it compares to federal law? Are you interested in finding out about how to overcome recalcitrant Commonwealth bureaucrats? Want to know how the pandemic is affecting records requests? Join the Virginia Pro and Washington, D.C., Pro chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists for … Continue reading ‘Find out about FOIA in Virginia’ on Nov. 10 (update)

Washington Post trailblazer Dorothy Gilliam on her career and the future of journalism

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post, spoke Tuesday at an online event co-hosted by the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter, the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU, and the BND Institute of Media and Culture. (Joshua Smith, Robertson School) By Brian McNeill | University Public Affairs | Virginia … Continue reading Washington Post trailblazer Dorothy Gilliam on her career and the future of journalism

Oct. 13: A conversation with ‘trailblazing’ journalist Dorothy Gilliam

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post and author of a recent memoir, will discuss her career and the importance of newsroom diversity during an online event on Tuesday, Oct. 13.  Gilliam’s talk, which will be live-streamed beginning at 6 p.m., is being sponsored by the Virginia Pro Chapter of … Continue reading Oct. 13: A conversation with ‘trailblazing’ journalist Dorothy Gilliam

Richmond Free Press Publishers to Receive George Mason Award

The late Raymond H. “Ray” Boone Sr., founder of the Richmond Free Press, and Jean Patterson Boone, who has been publisher of the weekly newspaper since her husband’s death in 2014, are recipients of the 2020 George Mason Award for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism. Since 1964, the Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of … Continue reading Richmond Free Press Publishers to Receive George Mason Award