Eckert honored with SPJVA service award

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro chapter, gave its George and Frances Crutchfield Distinguished Service Award for 2013 to longtime chapter leader Brian Eckert at the annual George Mason Banquet and Celebration June 18. Eckert, an SPJ member since 1987, joined the Virginia Pro board in the late 1990s and would hold a number … Continue reading Eckert honored with SPJVA service award

Studio SPJ: Talking with SDX Winner Corinne Reilly of The Virginian-Pilot

Join Studio SPJ producer Holly Fisher as she talks with Corinne Reilly of The Virginian-Pilot about her 2011 Sigma Delta Chi Award-winning piece “A Chance in Hell,” a story of the daily life of U.S. military medics in Afghanistan. The program will air this morning, June 25, at 11:00 a.m. Read Reilly’s story at http://spj.org/sdxa11.asp. … Continue reading Studio SPJ: Talking with SDX Winner Corinne Reilly of The Virginian-Pilot

Student journalists honored at Region 2 conference

ELON, NC -- Student journalists at Virginia Commonwealth University, James Madison University and Washington & Lee University were among those honored when the Region 2 Mark of Excellence awards were announced at last weekend's regional conference at Elon University. The full list of winners is available here. Recipients of first-place awards go on to compete … Continue reading Student journalists honored at Region 2 conference

2012 Virginia SPJ, SDX Educational Foundation Scholarships

Dear College Journalists, Students, Professors and Financial Aid Officers: Applications are now being accepted for two scholarships of $1,500 each, available to rising juniors or seniors attending a Virginia college or university. The Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation awards the scholarships annually, with support from Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter. Applications must be postmarked … Continue reading 2012 Virginia SPJ, SDX Educational Foundation Scholarships

Merritt to receive 2011 George Mason Award

Richmond attorney Craig T. Merritt will be the recipient of the 2011 George Mason Award. The George Mason Award, established in 1964, is given annually by the Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro chapter, to an individual for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism. A partner with the Richmond law firm of Christian & Barton, Merritt … Continue reading Merritt to receive 2011 George Mason Award