Video of Thursday’s webinar about House Bill 2004 — a new state law designed to provide a measure of access to inactive criminal investigative files.
Category Archives: General Assembly
Webinar examines new laws affecting news media
The SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter and other groups presented a webinar about how legislation passed by the 2021 General Assembly will affect Virginia news organizations and 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”
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 forContinue reading “State Board of Elections pushes back campaign finance report deadline”
Sunshine Week program rescheduled, date TBA
UPDATE: Due to inclement weather in Richmond and areas north, we are working on a new date for tonight’s Sunshine Week event. Thanks for you patience, and we’ll update as soon as we have new details. – Pat Kane In celebration of Sunshine Week 2014, SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter members and friends are invited toContinue reading “Sunshine Week program rescheduled, date TBA”