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Brian Eckert wins SPJ’s Howard Dubin Award

The Society of Professional Journalists has selected Brian Eckert to receive the Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award for contributions to the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter and SPJ's Region 2 (the mid-Atlantic states). Brian won the national award for SPJ chapters of fewer than 75 members, the society announced. The announcement noted: Brian Eckert … Continue reading Brian Eckert wins SPJ’s Howard Dubin Award

Statement urging Newport News City Council to live stream work sessions

The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, joined by the Virginia Press Association, urges the Newport News City Council to take immediate action to provide live broadcasts of its work sessions via the internet and/or public access television and to post online archived video recordings of such meetings. We believe it is … Continue reading Statement urging Newport News City Council to live stream work sessions

Statement supporting journalists covering protests

The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists expresses its support of reporters and other news personnel covering local protests in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and other recent killings of African Americans. It is critical for journalists to bear witness and document important events in their communities. … Continue reading Statement supporting journalists covering protests

Video of online discussion about COVID-19

A panel of media professionals discussed the pandemic's impact on news organizations and journalists during an hourlong online event hosted by SPJ Virginia Pro on May 27. https://youtu.be/-1i1EPzbAH4 The discussion was moderated by Marisa Porto, executive in residence at Hampton University, former publisher and editor-in-chief for the Daily Press Media Group and co-host of We … Continue reading Video of online discussion about COVID-19

SPJVA hosting free webinar on pandemic’s impact on Virginia media

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Professional Chapter, will hold a free webinar on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m. on how Virginia media professionals are handling the COVID-19 pandemic — both personally and professionally. Our guest speakers include Terry Beigie, editor of the Greene County Record in Stanardsville; Sara Gregory, reporter at the Virginian-Pilot … Continue reading SPJVA hosting free webinar on pandemic’s impact on Virginia media