State agency websites often fail to post key FOIA info
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.
Hampton Roads Community Foundation hosts journalism panel
Mark your calendar for a free, in-person breakfast panel event titled “Declining Local Journalism & the Risk to Democracy” on Wednesday, Feb. 8.
SPJVA wins grant to mentor journalism students
The national SPJ organization has awarded the Virginia Pro Chapter a $500 grant to help provide in-person journalism student mentoring, including a monthly “Dinner with a Journalist” series, for the SPJ chapter at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Help audit government websites for FOIA compliance
The SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter and the Virginia Coalition for Open Government are collaborating on a project for Sunshine Week, and we need your help. Under state law, state and local government websites must include a link to FOIA rights and responsibilities, including contact information for the agency’s FOIA officer and the process for requesting…
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