Ress to receive 2016 George Mason Award

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Robyn Sidersky President, Virginia Pro Chapter SPJ Phone: (954) 296-4407 Email: robyn.sidersky@gmail.com http://www.spjva.com  Buy tickets here. Ress to Receive 2016 George Mason Award   RICHMOND, VA – (Oct 12, 2016) – Dave Ress, an investigative reporter with The Daily Press (Newport News), has been selected as recipient of the 2016 George … Continue reading Ress to receive 2016 George Mason Award

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SPJVA to launch mentoring program

The Virginia Pro Chapter of SPJ is launching a mentoring program for the fall. Our goal is to match journalism students with professionals throughout the state. Fostering the next generation of journalists is part of SPJ’s mission and we hope to support that through this program. We ask students and professionals to fill out the … Continue reading SPJVA to launch mentoring program

SPJVA to award five scholarships to students to attend Excellence in Journalism Conference

Five student journalists in Virginia will have the chance have their registration paid for to attend this year's Excellence in Journalism Conference, being held Sept.18-20 in New Orleans. Any college journalist in Virginia who is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists may enter to have their registration covered to attend the conference. One … Continue reading SPJVA to award five scholarships to students to attend Excellence in Journalism Conference

Call for Nominations: 2016 George Mason Award

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, seeks nominations for its 53rd George Mason Award, to be presented in September 2016. The annual award recognizes a person in Virginia has done something extraordinary for journalism and the public: reporting and writing that has righted a wrong, caused a sea change in attitudes, changed a … Continue reading Call for Nominations: 2016 George Mason Award

SPJVPA16: ‘Disturb the Peace and Get it Done,’ Post Reporter Tells Journalists

By Matt Chaney Rees Shapiro, the keynote speaker at the SPJ Region 2 Spring Conference, advised journalists to get out of the office, report from the ground and talk to people face to face. Shapiro, an education reporter for The Washington Post, emphasized how getting out, going places and relating to people on a personal … Continue reading SPJVPA16: ‘Disturb the Peace and Get it Done,’ Post Reporter Tells Journalists

SPJVPA16: Case study in tragedy: WDBJ

By Alyssa Sims “Don’t listen to what we have to say here and be afraid,” Kelly Zuber, news director of WDBJ in Roanoke, told a mix of veteran journalists and journalism students attending the VPA/SPJ joint conference on Saturday (April 9). Zuber spoke at a panel about the impact that the shooting of WDBJ reporter … Continue reading SPJVPA16: Case study in tragedy: WDBJ