Access Across America II visits Richmond 7/12

Five experts in freedom of information are traveling the country this summer as part of Access Across America II, providing SPJ pro chapters and newsrooms a special session on accessing public records, including great ideas for record-based stories, effective requests, and how to use tactical strategies to overcome denials and exorbitant copy fees. Charles Davis,Continue reading “Access Across America II visits Richmond 7/12”

See “Page One” and meet SPJ National President John Ensslin on April 14

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, has a great night planned for anyone who loves journalism and cares about its future. John Ensslin, the SPJ national president, will visit Richmond Saturday, April 14. We’ll gather at the University of Richmond, Jepson Hall Room 109, at 7 p.m. for a talk by Ensslin aboutContinue reading “See “Page One” and meet SPJ National President John Ensslin on April 14”

Meet the Media Day – Sept. 9, 2011

We have an exciting chapter program coming up next month! Meet the Media Day is a program for central Virginia non-profit organizations, presented by the Society of Professional Journalists – Virginia Pro Chapter and the University of Richmond’s Jepson School of Leadership Studies on Friday, Sept. 9. Editors and reporters representing the gamut of RichmondContinue reading “Meet the Media Day – Sept. 9, 2011”

Merritt to receive 2011 George Mason Award

Richmond attorney Craig T. Merritt will be the recipient of the 2011 George Mason Award. The George Mason Award, established in 1964, is given annually by the Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro chapter, to an individual for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism. A partner with the Richmond law firm of Christian & Barton, MerrittContinue reading “Merritt to receive 2011 George Mason Award”