Beth Macy, the former Roanoke Times journalist who has written Dopesick and other best-sellers, will receive the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter’s highest honor — the George Mason Award — at a ceremony on April 9 in Roanoke. You can attend the presentation in person or online.
SPJ’s Region 2 Conference will be held April 8-9 at the Holiday Inn Valley View in Roanoke, Va. People can attend in person or via Zoom, and ticket prices start at just $10.
We have posted video of the ceremony we held on Thursday, Feb. 3, to present the 2020 George Mason Award to Jean Boone, publisher of the Richmond Free Press, and posthumously to her husband, Ray, who founded the newspaper 30 years ago.
The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists will present its 2020 George Mason Award to Jean Patterson Boone, publisher of the Richmond Free Press, and her late husband, Ray Boone, who founded the award-winning weekly, at a ceremony Feb. 3 at Virginia Commonwealth University.
Tickets are now on sale for the Feb. 3 ceremony at which the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter will present its 2020 George Mason Award to Jean Patterson Boone, publisher of the Richmond Free Press, and her late husband, Ray Boone, who founded the award-winning weekly.
Join the SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter as we mark the birthday of George Mason, principal author of the First Amendment and the Bill of Rights, at his ancestral home, Gunston Hall, on Saturday, Dec. 11.
Video of the June 22 discussion about the critical role of local journalism to a democracy.
Video of Thursday’s webinar about House Bill 2004 — a new state law designed to provide a measure of access to inactive criminal investigative files.
Video of the June 8 discussion about the critical role of local journalism to a democracy.
The SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter and other groups presented a webinar about how legislation passed by the 2021 General Assembly will affect Virginia news organizations and journalists.
Our chapter co-hosted journalist Chip Jones in an online discussion of his recent book “The Organ Thieves: The Shocking Story of the First Heart Transplant in the Segregated South.” The event was held Feb. 25 in partnership with VCU Libraries. Chip, a Pulitzer-nominated writer, reported for the Roanoke Times, Richmond Times-Dispatch and other publications. His book exploredContinue reading “Chip Jones discusses his new book, ‘The Organ Thieves’”
Video of the online program about the Freedom of Information Act that SPJ’s Virginia Pro and Washington, D.C., Pro chapters held on Nov. 10.
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.”