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, which awards … Continue reading SPJ, SDX Foundation seeks donations for silent auction

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

A great Region 2 Conference and two more events this week!

Thanks for your support this weekend as we hosted the Region 2 Spring Conference concurrently with the Virginia Press Association's annual meeting in Norfolk. We had nearly 100 student and pro members in attendance and about 20 volunteer panelists, moderators and presenters. Students learned their places in the Mark of Excellence Awards contest, and everyone … Continue reading A great Region 2 Conference and two more events this week!

Twitter for Journalists workshop Thursday, Feb. 28

140 characters at a time, journalists are finding sources, uncovering story leads and breaking news. The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter is offering a free Twitter for Journalists workshop Thursday, Feb. 28 in Richmond. Learn the ins and outs of using Twitter in your day-to-day reporting from Robyn Sidersky, city hall reporter(@fxbgcitybeat) for … Continue reading Twitter for Journalists workshop Thursday, Feb. 28

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

SPJVA hosts tribute to George Mason, 1st Amendment talk Dec. 16

Left to right, Julie Asher, Paul Fletcher, Caroline Cardwell and Brian Eckert read during a wreath-laying ceremony at the George Mason Memorial Sunday, Dec. 11, 2011. The Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro chapter, will hold its annual tribute to George Mason, founder and the author of the Virginia Declaration of Rights, the model for … Continue reading SPJVA hosts tribute to George Mason, 1st Amendment talk Dec. 16