SPJVA gives Tech students tips on getting that first job

BLACKSBURG—SPJVA chapter members Cara Modisett of Roanoke and Brian Eckert of Richmond gave a program on finding the first job in journalist to the Virginia Tech campus chapter Oct. 28. They advised the 16 Tech chapter members that journalism is a “show ’em what you can do” profession. To stand out from the crowd ofContinue reading “SPJVA gives Tech students tips on getting that first job”

Twitter for Journalists workshop Thursday, Feb. 28

140 characters at a time, journalists are finding sources, uncovering story leads and breaking news. The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter is offering a free Twitter for Journalists workshop Thursday, Feb. 28 in Richmond. Learn the ins and outs of using Twitter in your day-to-day reporting from Robyn Sidersky, city hall reporter(@fxbgcitybeat) forContinue reading “Twitter for Journalists workshop Thursday, Feb. 28”

See “Page One” and meet SPJ National President John Ensslin on April 14

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, has a great night planned for anyone who loves journalism and cares about its future. John Ensslin, the SPJ national president, will visit Richmond Saturday, April 14. We’ll gather at the University of Richmond, Jepson Hall Room 109, at 7 p.m. for a talk by Ensslin aboutContinue reading “See “Page One” and meet SPJ National President John Ensslin on April 14”

Studio SPJ: Covering the Occupy Protests

The Occupy Wall Street protests have spread across the nation and as reporters and photographers are covering these events in their communities some are finding themselves arrested simply for doing their job. Join Studio SPJ producer Holly Fisher as she leads a discussion on journalists’ arrests and what SPJ and other groups are doing toContinue reading “Studio SPJ: Covering the Occupy Protests”

Join us for a tribute to George Mason on Dec. 11

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro chapter, announces a tribute to George Mason, founding father and author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the model for the Bill of Rights in the U.S. Constitution. On Mason’s birthday — Sunday, Dec. 11 – we will travel to the George Mason Memorial in Washington, D.C.’s WestContinue reading “Join us for a tribute to George Mason on Dec. 11”