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 Senate … Continue reading SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter joins groups in calling for reversal of Senate rule restricting journalists

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

Virginia journalists take home national honors

Our friends at the National Federation of Press Women pass on this exciting news about Virginia journalists. The press release is below. Congratulations to all the winners! The National Federation of Press Women presented 35 awards to 15 Richmond-area residents and five from elsewhere in Virginia at the organization’s recent conference in Anchorage, Alaska.   … Continue reading Virginia journalists take home national honors

Code of Ethics talk tomorrow night in Richmond

As SPJ undertakes the process of revising the Code of Ethics, events this week remind us of the code's importance. As reported by Romenesko, a (student government-funded) student newspaper at the University of California Santa Barbara could have led coverage of the recent shooting spree, but instead the editors cited the code's call to minimize … Continue reading Code of Ethics talk tomorrow night in Richmond

Region 2 Spring Conference : Early-bird tickets available through Friday

Be sure to save money on tickets to this month's Region 2 Spring Conference in Washington D.C. Early-bird tickets, with $10 off for professionals and students, are on sale through Friday. The conference takes place Friday, March 28 and Saturday, March 29 at Georgetown University Downtown. Activities open with a screening of "A Fragile Trust," … Continue reading Region 2 Spring Conference : Early-bird tickets available through Friday

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 to … Continue reading Sunshine Week program rescheduled, date TBA