2016 George Mason Award Brunch

  SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter gathered by the James River for the 2016 George Mason Award Brunch on Sunday, Oct. 30. About two dozen members met at Riverwalk Restaurant in Yorktown to honor George Mason Award recipient Dave Ress. A reporter at The Daily Press and noted Virginia freedom of information and open government expert, … Continue reading 2016 George Mason Award Brunch

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Join SPJVA for happy hour in Norfolk

Join the Virginia Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for happy hour at Jessy's Taco Bistro in Ghent (328 W. 20th St.) from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Here's a recent food review of Jessy's. Paul Fletcher, the national president of SPJ and the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, will be visiting from … Continue reading Join SPJVA for happy hour in Norfolk

Who’s speaking at the SPJ/VPA Conference?

We're excited to announce the full line up of panels and workshops for the Virginia Press Association/Society of Professional Journalists Conference April 8-9 in Short Pump, Va. The following programming is included with the purchase of a ticket through SPJ. You can purchase tickets here. Friday Activities 2-4:30 p.m. Job/Internship Fair featuring representatives from The Daily … Continue reading Who’s speaking at the SPJ/VPA Conference?

Check out the preliminary agenda for the 2016 SPJ Region 2 Conference

Time to get excited! Here's the preliminary agenda for the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Regional Conference, set for April 8-9 at the Short Pump Hilton in Richmond. This year's Region 2 conference will be held jointly with the Virginia Press Association, meaning members of each group who register get access to the others' activities … Continue reading Check out the preliminary agenda for the 2016 SPJ Region 2 Conference

Help SPJVA celebrate George Mason’s 290th birthday

We need your RSVP! Join the Society of Professional Journalists Virginia Pro Chapter in celebrating George Mason’s 290th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 12. Born in what is today Fairfax County on Dec. 11, 1725, Mason helped frame the Virginia Constitution and in 1776 wrote its Declaration of Rights, the forerunner of the U.S. Constitution’s Bill … Continue reading Help SPJVA celebrate George Mason’s 290th birthday

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

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