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 the … Continue 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 a … Continue reading Call for Nominations: 2016 George Mason Award

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

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 Bill … Continue 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 1996 and is … Continue 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'll … Continue reading Save the Date for College Media Day: Saturday, Oct. 19

“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