Washington Post trailblazer Dorothy Gilliam on her career and the future of journalism

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post, spoke Tuesday at an online event co-hosted by the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter, the Robertson School of Media and Culture at VCU, and the BND Institute of Media and Culture. (Joshua Smith, Robertson School) By Brian McNeill | University Public Affairs | Virginia … Continue reading Washington Post trailblazer Dorothy Gilliam on her career and the future of journalism

Oct. 13: A conversation with ‘trailblazing’ journalist Dorothy Gilliam

Dorothy Butler Gilliam, the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post and author of a recent memoir, will discuss her career and the importance of newsroom diversity during an online event on Tuesday, Oct. 13.  Gilliam’s talk, which will be live-streamed beginning at 6 p.m., is being sponsored by the Virginia Pro Chapter of … Continue reading Oct. 13: A conversation with ‘trailblazing’ journalist Dorothy Gilliam

Richmond Free Press Publishers to Receive George Mason Award

The late Raymond H. “Ray” Boone Sr., founder of the Richmond Free Press, and Jean Patterson Boone, who has been publisher of the weekly newspaper since her husband’s death in 2014, are recipients of the 2020 George Mason Award for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism. Since 1964, the Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of … Continue reading Richmond Free Press Publishers to Receive George Mason Award

Elliott Robinson named to SPJVa board

September 17, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro, virginiaprospj@gmail.com Virginia Society of Professional Journalists name news board member RICHMOND – The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists board of directors unanimously selected Elliott Robinson to serve on the board. Elliott Robinson Robinson is the news editor of … Continue reading Elliott Robinson named to SPJVa board

Brian Eckert wins SPJ’s Howard Dubin Award

The Society of Professional Journalists has selected Brian Eckert to receive the Howard S. Dubin Outstanding Pro Member Award for contributions to the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter and SPJ's Region 2 (the mid-Atlantic states). Brian won the national award for SPJ chapters of fewer than 75 members, the society announced. The announcement noted: Brian Eckert … Continue reading Brian Eckert wins SPJ’s Howard Dubin Award