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 serveContinue 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. OneContinue 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 aContinue 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 youContinue reading “Shooting and Editing Video 101”

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 statementContinue reading “SPJ responds to DOJ seizure of AP phone records”