It’s overdue for SPJVA to clarify its relationship to George Mason. We abhor his role as an enslaver and his failure to live up to the ideals that he espoused. But we appreciate and celebrate his words defending a free press.
Join the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter as we mark the birthday of George Mason, principal author of the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights, at his ancestral home, Gunston Hall, on Saturday, Dec. 11.
We’re compiling a list of journalists willing to mentor college journalism students in Virginia.
Beth Macy, a critically acclaimed author and former newspaper reporter who has chronicled stories of hardship and resilience of life in the Blue Ridge mountains, will receive the 2021 George Mason Award for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism.
SPJVA expresses deep concerns over a report that a newspaper columnist received payments from Dominion Energy while writing unsigned editorials praising the electric utility and natural gas company.