Beth Macy, the former Roanoke Times journalist who has written Dopesick and other best-sellers, will receive the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter’s highest honor — the George Mason Award — at a ceremony on April 9 in Roanoke. You can attend the presentation in person or online.
SPJ’s Region 2 Conference will be held April 8-9 at the Holiday Inn Valley View in Roanoke, Va. People can attend in person or via Zoom, and ticket prices start at just $10.
Regional honors for SPJVA and the SPJ Virginia Tech Chapter.
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