‘Find out about FOIA in Virginia’ on Nov. 10

What information do you need about Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act? Would you like to learn how it compares to federal law? Are you interested in finding out about how to overcome recalcitrant Commonwealth bureaucrats? Want to know how the pandemic is affecting records requests? Join the Virginia Pro and Washington, D.C., Pro chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists for … Continue reading ‘Find out about FOIA in Virginia’ on Nov. 10

SPJVPA16: The state of open government in Virginia

By Matt Chaney A panel of FOIA experts expressed mixed opinions about the state of open government in Virginia at the VPA/SPJ Region 2 Conference on Saturday (April 9). The panelists said that while gains have been made for transparency, much remains to be done to hold government officials on all levels more accountable. They … Continue reading SPJVPA16: The state of open government in Virginia

Who’s speaking at the SPJ/VPA Conference?

We're excited to announce the full line up of panels and workshops for the Virginia Press Association/Society of Professional Journalists Conference April 8-9 in Short Pump, Va. The following programming is included with the purchase of a ticket through SPJ. You can purchase tickets here. Friday Activities 2-4:30 p.m. Job/Internship Fair featuring representatives from The Daily … Continue reading Who’s speaking at the SPJ/VPA Conference?

Open government conference to be held in Fredericksburg

The Virginia Coalition for Open Government will hold its annual conference in Fredericksburg on Nov. 12. It's a day full of workshops and panels on topics related to open government in Virginia. This year's topics include: Data collection, body cams and privacy The 2015 Virginia elections and what they mean for open government in the … Continue reading Open government conference to be held in Fredericksburg

State Board of Elections pushes back campaign finance report deadline

Despite opposition from journalism and open government groups, the Virginia State Board of Elections has pushed back the deadline for campaign finance reports to 11:59 p.m. The reports used to be due at 5 p.m. before complains from politicians. “While the change makes it easier for those who file, it makes it more difficult for … Continue reading State Board of Elections pushes back campaign finance report deadline