SPJVA to sponsor screening of film ‘Reporter’

The University of Richmond Journalism Department will host a screening of the award-winning documentary “Reporter” and a conversation with director Eric Daniel Metzgar, on Wednesday, Nov. 16, at 7:30 p.m. in the Alice Haynes Room of the Commons at UR. Metzgar’s film is a feature about Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Nick Kristof’s reporting trip to theContinue reading “SPJVA to sponsor screening of film ‘Reporter’”

Meet the Media Day – Sept. 9, 2011

We have an exciting chapter program coming up next month! Meet the Media Day is a program for central Virginia non-profit organizations, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists – Virginia Pro Chapter and the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies on Friday, Sept. 9. Editors and reporters representing the gamut of RichmondContinue reading “Meet the Media Day – Sept. 9, 2011”

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”

Virginia Pro to co-sponsor ‘Studio SPJ’ May 14

How do you vet a saint? That will be one of the topics coming up when Denver journalist Bill Briggs is our guest on the next episode of Studio SPJ. Briggs will discuss his new book “The Third Miracle – An Ordinary Man, a Medical Mystery and a Trial of Faith” during a live InternetContinue reading “Virginia Pro to co-sponsor ‘Studio SPJ’ May 14”

VCOG exec: ’11 session went well for FOIA

Only one new exemption to the Freedom of Information Act made it through the 2011 General Assembly, according to Megan Rhyne, executive director of the Virginia Coalition for Open Government. And that exemption is narrow, covering the Commercial Space Flight Authority. Usually several new exemptions pass during a session, she said. Rhyne spoke to theContinue reading “VCOG exec: ’11 session went well for FOIA”