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?

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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

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

Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Bob Brown to receive George Mason Award

Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE July 14, 2014 Contact: Chapter VP Robyn Sidersky, 954-296-4407, or robyn.sidersky@gmail.com BROWN TO RECEIVE 2013 GEORGE MASON AWARD Richmond Times-Dispatch photojournalist Bob Brown has been selected as recipient of the 2014 George Mason Award, given by the Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter. The Mason … Continue reading Richmond Times-Dispatch’s Bob Brown to receive George Mason Award

Journalist’s arrest at Occupy Richmond

Ian Graham, a photojournalist with RVA Magazine, was arrested and charged with trespassing in the early morning hours of Nov. 1, as he attempted to gather news at the Occupy Richmond site at Kanawha Plaza in downtown Richmond. His account of the evening, which he acknowledged had to be curtailed since he was facing charges, … Continue reading Journalist’s arrest at Occupy Richmond