SPJVA statement on closing of Style Weekly

It’s a sad moment for journalism in Richmond to see the Style Weekly newspaper close as of the Sept. 8, 2021, edition. And it’s important to recognize the critical, award-winning and significant work done by the principled journalists, writers, designers, photojournalists, editors, interns and contributors over the 40-year span of the publication.

SPJVA board condemns actions of Liberty University in seeking arrest warrants for journalists

The board of the SPJ Virginia Pro chapter condemns the actions of Liberty University in seeking arrest warrants for journalists involved in covering the partial reopening of Liberty’s campus in Lynchburg, Va., amid the coronavirus pandemic. Attempts to charge Julia Rendleman, a freelance photographer for The New York Times, and Alec MacGillis, a ProPublica reporter,Continue reading “SPJVA board condemns actions of Liberty University in seeking arrest warrants for journalists”

SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter joins groups in calling for reversal of Senate rule restricting journalists

The Virginia Senate this week has decided to move the public’s business farther from the public. The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Virginia Press Association, and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government are disappointed by Senate Majority Leader Thomas K. Norment’s action to refuse to allow journalists onto the SenateContinue reading “SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter joins groups in calling for reversal of Senate rule restricting journalists”