SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter Elects Officers, Directors for 2021-22

Dina Weinstein, editor and publisher of RVA on the Cheap, will serve as the next president of the Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Weinstein, who also writes for Richmond Magazine, the Henrico Citizen and other publications, was chosen in an online election that the chapter held over the past week. SPJVA … Continue reading SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter Elects Officers, Directors for 2021-22

Nominees for officer and director positions for 2021-22

From April 12-18, our chapter will hold an election to fill officer positions and seats on the board. Here are the nominees, who would take office beginning July 1: President -- Dina Weinstein, editor and publisher of RVA on the Cheap; writer for VCU Public Affairs, Richmond Magazine, the Henrico Citizen and other publications; and, before moving to … Continue reading Nominees for officer and director positions for 2021-22

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