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

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

Sunshine Week program rescheduled, date TBA

UPDATE: Due to inclement weather in Richmond and areas north, we are working on a new date for tonight's Sunshine Week event. Thanks for you patience, and we'll update as soon as we have new details. - Pat Kane In celebration of Sunshine Week 2014, SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter members and friends are invited to … Continue reading Sunshine Week program rescheduled, date TBA

Twitter for Journalists workshop Thursday, Feb. 28

140 characters at a time, journalists are finding sources, uncovering story leads and breaking news. The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter is offering a free Twitter for Journalists workshop Thursday, Feb. 28 in Richmond. Learn the ins and outs of using Twitter in your day-to-day reporting from Robyn Sidersky, city hall reporter(@fxbgcitybeat) for … Continue reading Twitter for Journalists workshop Thursday, Feb. 28

Region 2 Spring Conference April 19-20

The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce the Region 2 Spring Conference April 19-20 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Va. Registration with special early-bird pricing for pros and students is now open at http://2013spjregion2.eventbrite.com . We will kick off the weekend with a cash bar reception … Continue reading Region 2 Spring Conference April 19-20

SPJ national president speaks at Virginia Pro chapter

By Kristine HadeedBroadcast Journalism Senior, Virginia Commonwealth UniversityApril 14, 2012Brian Eckert, Region 2 director of the Society of Professional Journalists, estimated it was the first visit of its kind in over 30 years.National SPJ president John Ensslin made an appearance as guest speaker at Saturday’s Virginia Pro Chapter meeting, held on the University of Richmond’s … Continue reading SPJ national president speaks at Virginia Pro chapter

2012 Virginia SPJ, SDX Educational Foundation Scholarships

Dear College Journalists, Students, Professors and Financial Aid Officers: Applications are now being accepted for two scholarships of $1,500 each, available to rising juniors or seniors attending a Virginia college or university. The Virginia SPJ,SDX Educational Foundation awards the scholarships annually, with support from Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter. Applications must be postmarked … Continue reading 2012 Virginia SPJ, SDX Educational Foundation Scholarships