Celebrating George Mason

CELEBRATING GEORGE MASON Join the Virginia Pro chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists as the group pays a birthday tribute to George Mason, on Sat., Dec. 13. Mason, born in Fairfax County on Dec. 11, 1725, helped frame the Virginia Constitution and in 1776 wrote its Declaration of Rights, the forerunner of the Bill … Continue reading Celebrating George Mason

Free Lance-Star’s Hammerstrom to receive George Mason Award

Dick Hammerstrom, local news editor for The Free Lance-Star of Fredericksburg, has been selected as recipient of the 2013 George Mason Award by the Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter.The Mason award, established in 1964, is presented to an individual for outstanding contributions to Virginia journalism. Hammerstrom has worked for newspapers in Virginia and … Continue reading Free Lance-Star’s Hammerstrom to receive George Mason Award