Want to be on the SPJVA Board of Directors?

The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists seeks nominees for the following open positions on its board of directors: Officers President (one year term) Vice President (one year term) Secretary (one year term) Treasurer (one year term) Board positions One director to serve one term expiring in 2018 Two directors to serve … Continue reading Want to be on the SPJVA Board of Directors?

SPJVA to award five scholarships to students to attend Excellence in Journalism Conference

Five student journalists in Virginia will have the chance have their registration paid for to attend this year's Excellence in Journalism Conference, being held Sept.18-20 in New Orleans. Any college journalist in Virginia who is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists may enter to have their registration covered to attend the conference. One … Continue reading SPJVA to award five scholarships to students to attend Excellence in Journalism Conference

Call for Nominations: 2016 George Mason Award

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, seeks nominations for its 53rd George Mason Award, to be presented in September 2016. 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 a … Continue reading Call for Nominations: 2016 George Mason Award

Planning underway for Region 2 Spring Conference, March 28-29

Planning is underway for the Region 2 Spring Conference, to take place Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 on the campus of Georgetown University Downtown in Washington, D.C. Events will open with a screening of "A Fragile Trust," a new documentary examining the Jayson Blair plagiarism and fabrication scandal and how it reverberated throughout … Continue reading Planning underway for Region 2 Spring Conference, March 28-29

Public notice bill fails

House Bill 95, which would have stripped public notices from newspapers and shifted them to local government websites, died in subcommittee this morning. The bill, filed by Del. Chris Head, R-Roanoke, was opposed by the Virginia Press Association and SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter as a matter of the public's right to know. The bill failed … Continue reading Public notice bill fails

Happy New Year

January 2, 2014 Agenda 1) Jeff South - Approval of the October meeting minutes 2) Mary Ellin Arch - Treasurer's Report 3) Appointment of a temporary secretary to serve during Jeff South's Fullbright Scholarship, which begins January 15. Rachel DePompa has volunteered. 4) Report from Paul Fletcher on rescheduling the George Mason Birthday celebration at … Continue reading Happy New Year