2011 George Mason Award wrapup

Virginia Pro Chapter hosted our annual George Mason Award Ceremony and Celebration with a crowd of about 50  at the 2300 Club in Richmond Wednesday, June 22. The George Mason Award

 Craig T. Merritt, 2011 recipient of the George Mason Award, accepted the award from President Nicole McMullin and incoming President Paul Fletcher, after anContinue reading “2011 George Mason Award wrapup”

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, MerrittContinue 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 andContinue 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”

Call for Nominations: 2011 George Mason Award

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, seeks nominations for its 48th George Mason Award, to be presented in June 2011. The annual award recognizes a person in Virginia has done something extraordinary for journalism and the public: reporting and writing that has righted a wrong, caused a sea change in attitudes, changed aContinue reading “Call for Nominations: 2011 George Mason Award”