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.
We strongly condemn Alden Global Capital’s takeover bid of Lee Enterprises because it would undermine the quality, diversity and independence of news outlets in Virginia.
Our chapter co-hosted journalist Chip Jones in an online discussion of his recent book “The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South.” The event was held Feb. 25 in partnership with VCU Libraries. Chip, a Pulitzer-nominated writer, reported for the Roanoke Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch and other publications. His book exploredContinue reading “Chip Jones discusses his new book, ‘The Organ Thieves’”
When Dorothy Butler Gilliam was hired as the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post in 1961, she was driven by the words of Martin Luther King Jr., when he said “Go and make a difference.”
Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post, spoke on Oct. 13 at an online event co-hosted by SPJVa, the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU, and the BND Institute of Media and Culture. Here is a news story, including video, about the event.