For Sunshine Week, the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government collaborated on a survey of state agency websites to see how well they complied with the requirements of the Freedom of Information Act.
Category Archives: state government
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 SenateContinue reading “SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter joins groups in calling for reversal of Senate rule restricting journalists”
Virginia high court to weigh cameras in the courtroom
The Supreme Court of Virginia has taken up a case that could resolve some inconsistencies in the commonwealth’s cameras-in-the-courtroom statute. One part of the law says cameras come in only if the judge lets them and another passage indicates they come in unless the judge can state a good reason not to allow them. SPJContinue reading “Virginia high court to weigh cameras in the courtroom”
Register for AP Day at the Capitol — deadline is 11/28
AP Day at the Capitol in Richmond, Dec. 7, this year features several power-packed seminars on government and politics affecting all Virginians. There will be an update from Gov. Bob McDonnell and the first debate of the 2012 U.S. Senate race. Here is the schedule of events: 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Registration and coffeeContinue reading “Register for AP Day at the Capitol — deadline is 11/28”