Beth Macy, the former Roanoke Times journalist who has written Dopesick and other best-sellers, will receive the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter’s highest honor — the George Mason Award — at a ceremony on April 9 in Roanoke. You can attend the presentation in person or online.
SPJ’s Region 2 Conference will be held April 8-9 at the Holiday Inn Valley View in Roanoke, Va. People can attend in person or via Zoom, and ticket prices start at just $10.
We have posted video of the ceremony we held on Thursday, Feb. 3, to present the 2020 George Mason Award to Jean Boone, publisher of the Richmond Free Press, and posthumously to her husband, Ray, who founded the newspaper 30 years ago.
SPJVA members, can you help judge this year’s SPJ Mark of Excellence journalism contest recognizing outstanding student journalism?
The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will present its 2020 George Mason Award to Jean Patterson Boone, publisher of the Richmond Free Press, and her late husband, Ray Boone, who founded the award-winning weekly, at a ceremony Feb. 3 at Virginia Commonwealth University.