Richmond Times-Dispatch Columnist to Receive 2019 George Mason Award

By Brian Eckert  Bill Lohmann, longtime reporter and columnist of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, has been named recipient of the 2019 George Mason Award for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism. The George Mason Award has been presented since 1964 by the Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter. It is named in honor of the principalContinue reading “Richmond Times-Dispatch Columnist to Receive 2019 George Mason Award”

Jeff South elected chapter president; seeking nominations for open positions

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter board unanimously elected Jeff South, a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University, to serve as the 2019-20 chapter president. Jeff has been active in SPJ national leadership, is the advisor of the VCU SPJ campus chapter, involved in SPJ Virginia Pro, as well as our Virginia SPJ,SDX educationalContinue reading “Jeff South elected chapter president; seeking nominations for open positions”

Have a beer on SPJ VA!

  The Virginia Pro SPJ chapter has been inactive for almost two years. Recently, some chapter past presidents and others met to re-launch the chapter that was previously named best small chapter by the National SPJ board. Please join SPJVA on Sunday, Sept. 29 from 1-3 p.m. at Triple Crossing Beer-Fulton at 5203 Hatcher St.Continue reading “Have a beer on SPJ VA!”

SPJ members invited to ASJA Writers Conference in D.C.

SPJ members are invited to the American Society of Journalists and Authors (ASJA) writers conference on Friday, Nov. 8 in Washington, D.C. This one-day conference is for nonfiction writers managing businesses in today’s rapidly changing media world. Learn how to launch or expand your freelance business, land better clients, break into major publications and findContinue reading “SPJ members invited to ASJA Writers Conference in D.C.”

2020 Journalism Fellowships

Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter and Virginia SPJ, SDX Educational Foundation 2020 Journalism Fellowships The Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation offers two $1,500 cash fellowships in support of summer 2020 newsroom internships to current sophomores, juniors and seniors attending accredited Virginia colleges and universities. The internships must be at least six weeks’ full-time workContinue reading “2020 Journalism Fellowships”