SPJVA to launch mentoring program

The Virginia Pro Chapter of SPJ is launching a mentoring program for the fall. Our goal is to match journalism students with professionals throughout the state. Fostering the next generation of journalists is part of SPJ’s mission and we hope to support that through this program. We ask students and professionals to fill out theContinue reading “SPJVA to launch mentoring program”

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”

Help SPJVA celebrate George Mason’s 290th birthday

We need your RSVP! Join the Society of Professional Journalists Virginia Pro Chapter in celebrating George Mason’s 290th birthday on Saturday, Dec. 12. Born in what is today Fairfax County on Dec. 11, 1725, Mason helped frame the Virginia Constitution and in 1776 wrote its Declaration of Rights, the forerunner of the U.S. Constitution’s BillContinue reading “Help SPJVA celebrate George Mason’s 290th birthday”

Registration open for Region 2 Ted Scripps Leadership Institute in Richmond

Registration is now open for the Region 2 Ted Scripps Leadership Institute, SPJ’s premiere leadership development program. Several of our chapter leaders have attended this event and benefited greatly from the training. The event will be held November 8-10 at the Richmond Omni. Applications are due by Sept. 29. The program was established in 1996Continue reading “Registration open for Region 2 Ted Scripps Leadership Institute in Richmond”

Save the Date for College Media Day: Saturday, Oct. 19

One of the chapter’s objectives this year is to improve relations with the SPJ college chapters and college journalists throughout the state of Virginia. As a direct result of that, we’re launching an event we hope will be a source of learning, networking and skill-building for the state’s budding journalists. On Saturday, Oct. 19, we’llContinue reading “Save the Date for College Media Day: Saturday, Oct. 19”