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”

Call for Nominations: 2016 George Mason Award

The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter, seeks nominations for its 53rd George Mason Award, to be presented in September 2016. The annual award recognizes a person in Virginia has done something extraordinary for journalism and the public: reporting and writing that has righted a wrong, caused a sea change in attitudes, changed aContinue reading “Call for Nominations: 2016 George Mason Award”

SPJ, SDX Foundation seeks donations for silent auction

Now is the time for all good Virginia Pro Chapter members to come to the aid of their foundation. We need your stuff. Your good stuff, that is, for a silent auction starting at 6 p.m. during the hospitality hour of the George Mason Banquet Tuesday, June 18.  Proceeds benefit the Virginia SPJ/SDX Educational Foundation,Continue reading “SPJ, SDX Foundation seeks donations for silent auction”

Michael Paul Williams Named 2010 George Mason Award Winner

RICHMOND, Va. – Michael Paul Williams, Richmond Times-Dispatch columnist and reporter, has been selected the winner of the 2010 George Mason Award, given annually by the statewide chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists for significant, lasting contributions to Virginia journalism. Williams’ reporting and columns about minority issues in central Virginia have given voice to,Continue reading “Michael Paul Williams Named 2010 George Mason Award Winner”