Check out the preliminary agenda for the 2016 SPJ Region 2 Conference

Time to get excited! Here's the preliminary agenda for the 2016 Society of Professional Journalists Regional Conference, set for April 8-9 at the Short Pump Hilton in Richmond. This year's Region 2 conference will be held jointly with the Virginia Press Association, meaning members of each group who register get access to the others' activities … Continue reading Check out the preliminary agenda for the 2016 SPJ Region 2 Conference

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Sunshine Week Celebration rescheduled for Thursday, April 10

The weather may have pushed us back, but we still plan to celebrate Sunshine Week! In celebration of Sunshine Week 2014, SPJ Virginia Pro Chapter members and friends are invited to learn a new tool for uncovering government secrets on Thursday, April 10.
 The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press recently launched iFOIA, a … Continue reading Sunshine Week Celebration rescheduled for Thursday, April 10

“Hammer” honored with 2013 George Mason Award

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter honored a leading journalist during the 2013 George Mason Award Banquet Tuesday, June 18 at the University of Richmond. Dick Hammerstrom of The Free Lance-Star received the George Mason Award for his relentless efforts in the arena of freedom of information. Hammerstrom told the crowd of about … Continue reading “Hammer” honored with 2013 George Mason Award

Region 2 Spring Conference April 19-20

The Virginia Pro Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists is pleased to announce the Region 2 Spring Conference April 19-20 at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott in Norfolk, Va. Registration with special early-bird pricing for pros and students is now open at http://2013spjregion2.eventbrite.com . We will kick off the weekend with a cash bar reception … Continue reading Region 2 Spring Conference April 19-20

Kudos to UVa student journos

The Cavalier Daily's work on the mess surrounding the ouster of the university president got national notice on JimRomenesko.com -- and an endorsement of its Twitter feed. Good work wins.