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

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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

Student journalism scholarships awarded for 2011

Arielle Retting of Radford University and Katherine Mawyer of Virginia Tech are the Virginia Pro Chapter’s Journalism Scholarship winners for 2011. Both are juniors at their respective universities and plan careers that include print, online and broadcast journalism. The two scholarships, each for $1,500, are given annually by the Virginia Pro Chapter of SPJ and … Continue reading Student journalism scholarships awarded for 2011

Davis named Journalism Educator of the Year by NABJ

Bonnie Newman Davis, a journalism professor at Virginia Commonwealth University and a member of the SPJ Virginia Pro chapter's board, was selected as "Journalism Educator of the Year" by the National Association of Black Journalists at its spring board meeting. She will be honored at the NABJ Annual Convention in Philadelphia in August. Davis, right, … Continue reading Davis named Journalism Educator of the Year by NABJ