The SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government are collaborating on a project for Sunshine Week, and we need your help. Under state law, state and local government websites must include a link to FOIA rights and responsibilities, including contact information for the agency’s FOIA officer and the process for requestingContinue reading “Help audit government websites for FOIA compliance”
The U.S Constitution ensures a free press, a cornerstone of a functioning and healthy democracy and the Society of Professional Journalists is dedicated to protecting those rights. To that end, the Society of Professional Journalists Virginia Pro Chapter is carefully watching developments in the murder of Las Vegas Review-Journal investigative reporter Jeff German. Las VegasContinue reading “SPJVA’s statement on Las Vegas journalist’s murder”
The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, seeks nominations for its 56th George Mason Award, tentatively scheduled to be presented in early December 2022. The annual award has only one stated criterion: It recognizes a person who “has made outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism.”
We’re proud of the programming presented in the past year recapped from our annual report. June 8, 2022 – Publicized and added SPJ VA’s name as a co-sponsor to the first of two events on journalism organized by the Virginia Humanities on the critical role of local journalism to a democracy. https://spjva.com/2021/06/09/the-future-of-journalism-the-fate-of-democracy-part1/ June 17, 2022Continue reading ” 2021-2022 annual report recaps a year of distinctive programming”
The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, seeks nominations for its 56th George Mason Award, to be presented in fall 2021.