‘Find out about FOIA in Virginia’ on Nov. 10

What information do you need about Virginia’s Freedom of Information Act? Would you like to learn how it compares to federal law? Are you interested in finding out about how to overcome recalcitrant Commonwealth bureaucrats? Want to know how the pandemic is affecting records requests? Join the Virginia Pro and Washington, D.C., Pro chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists for … Continue reading ‘Find out about FOIA in Virginia’ on Nov. 10

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

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