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SPJVA board to meet Tuesday, Nov. 19

The SPJVA Board of Directors will meet via phone at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The tentative agenda is available for public viewing at http://bit.ly/spjva-agenda-111919. If any members have input for the agenda, please email virginiaprospj@gmail.com by midnight on Sunday, Nov. 17. Call-in number: +1 712-832-8330 OR +1 218-339-7800 OR +1 605-562-0400. Access Code: 675 1936 Any member … Continue reading SPJVA board to meet Tuesday, Nov. 19

Virginia Society of Professional Journalists names two new board members

November 12, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro, virginiaprospj@gmail.com Virginia Society of Professional Journalists names two new board members RICHMOND - The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists board of directors unanimously selected two members to fill vacancies on the board -- Bonnie Newman Davis and Mike … Continue reading Virginia Society of Professional Journalists names two new board members

Richmond Times-Dispatch Columnist to Receive 2019 George Mason Award

By Brian Eckert  Bill Lohmann, longtime reporter and columnist of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has been named recipient of the 2019 George Mason Award for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism. The George Mason Award has been presented since 1964 by the Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter. It is named in honor of the principal … Continue reading Richmond Times-Dispatch Columnist to Receive 2019 George Mason Award

Jeff South elected chapter president; seeking nominations for open positions

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter board unanimously elected Jeff South, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, to serve as the 2019-20 chapter president. Jeff has been active in SPJ national leadership, is the advisor of the VCU SPJ campus chapter, involved in SPJ Virginia Pro, as well as our Virginia SPJ,SDX educational … Continue reading Jeff South elected chapter president; seeking nominations for open positions

SPJ members invited to ASJA Writers Conference in D.C.

SPJ members are invited to the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) writers conference on Friday, Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C. This one-day conference is for nonfiction writers managing businesses in today's rapidly changing media world. Learn how to launch or expand your freelance business, land better clients, break into major publications and find … Continue reading SPJ members invited to ASJA Writers Conference in D.C.

2020 Journalism Fellowships

Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter and Virginia SPJ, SDX Educational Foundation 2020 Journalism Fellowships $1,500 FELLOWSHIPS SUPPORT SUMMER 2020 NEWSROOM INTERNSHIPS Two $1,500 cash fellowships that support summer journalism internships are available to rising sophomores, juniors or seniors at an accredited Virginia college or university.  The internships must be at least six weeks’ … Continue reading 2020 Journalism Fellowships