SPJVPA16: Editors optimistic about journalism’s future

By Diana DiGangi In a panel at the VPA/SPJ Region 2 Conference, newspaper editors Paige Mudd and Steve Gunn had an inspiring message for the journalists in the audience: Journalism is changing, but it’s not necessarily dying. Mudd is the top editor of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and Gunn holds the corresponding position at The Virginian-Pilot. Gunn saidContinue reading “SPJVPA16: Editors optimistic about journalism’s future”

SPJVPA16: So you want to be an international reporter?

By Janeal Downs From taking adventurous trips to the grocery store in China to covering the ravages of war in Afghanistan, top journalists shared their experiences as international reporters during a panel at the VPA/SPJ Region 2 Conference. David Lynch, a correspondent in the Washington bureau of the Financial Times, and Paul Wiseman, an internationalContinue reading “SPJVPA16: So you want to be an international reporter?”

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 theContinue 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 minimizeContinue reading “Code of Ethics talk tomorrow night in Richmond”