Upcoming and recent events

Don’t miss the Beth Macy award ceremony

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.

George Mason Award Ceremony on Feb. 3

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 on sale for Feb. 3 George Mason Award event

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.

Chip Jones discusses his new book, ‘The Organ Thieves’

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 FOIA panel discussion

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.

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