Students, apply for summer 2017 newsroom fellowships

Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation and Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter $1,500 FELLOWSHIPS SUPPORT SUMMER NEWSROOM INTERNSHIPS Two $1,500 cash fellowships that support summer newsroom internships are available to rising juniors or seniors at an accredited Virginia college or university.  The internships must be at least six weeks’ full-time work at bona fide news … Continue reading Students, apply for summer 2017 newsroom fellowships

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Want to be on the SPJVA Board of Directors?

The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists seeks nominees for the following open positions on its board of directors: Officers President (one year term) Vice President (one year term) Secretary (one year term) Treasurer (one year term) Board positions One director to serve one term expiring in 2018 Two directors to serve … Continue reading Want to be on the SPJVA Board of Directors?

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

Shooting and Editing Video 101

Join us for a special workshop before the 2016 VPA/AP/SJP Region 2 conference in early April: Shooting and Editing Video 101 Video is hot these days. It’s never been easier to shoot, edit and then post it on YouTube, Facebook or a website. But what’s the difference between good and bad video? How can you … Continue reading Shooting and Editing Video 101

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

SPJ responds to DOJ seizure of AP phone records

SPJ President Sonny Albarado today condemned the Department of Justice's secret seizure of two months' worth of business and personal phone records of reporters for The Associated Press. Calling the action "shameful and outrageous," Albarado said the incident once again points up the need for a federal shield law. The full text of Albarado's statement … Continue reading SPJ responds to DOJ seizure of AP phone records