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 toContinue reading “Nominees for officer and director positions for 2021-22”

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

By Brian McNeill | University Public Affairs | Virginia Commonwealth University When Dorothy Butler Gilliam was hired as the first Black woman reporter at The Washington Post in 1961, she was driven by the words of Martin Luther King Jr., when he said “Go and make a difference.” It was far from easy. “Taxi cabsContinue 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 ofContinue 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 ofContinue 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. Robinson is the news editor of Charlottesville Tomorrow,Continue reading “Elliott Robinson named to SPJVa board”