Bryan, Beach, Brainstorming and Webinars: Virginia’s E-Press for June 6
VPA / June 07, 2012GEORGE MASON AWARD
Stewart Bryan will receive George Mason Award on June 12 at the University of Richmond
J. Stewart Bryan III, whose career has included work in almost every aspect of journalism from reporting to corporate management, has been named winner of the 2012 George Mason Award for significant contributions to the advancement of journalism in Virginia.
Society of Professional Journalists, Virginia Pro Chapter (SPJVA), presents the annual award. It cited Bryan's long support, as a publisher and corporate executive, of battling state and local governments and businesses trying to thwart the public's right to know.
Bryan marked his 45th anniversary as a member of SPJ, the nation's largest journalism professional organization, June 1. He affiliated with the Virginia Pro Chapter in the late 1970s. Full release: http://virginiaspj.wordpress.com/2012/06/05/stewart-bryan-to-
The honor will be presented Tuesday, June 12, at SPJVA's 49th George Mason Award Celebration, at the University of Richmond, Tyler Haynes Commons, Alice Haynes Room, beginning with a reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and the program at 7. Tickets are $50 per person. George Mason Fellows (program sponsor) tickets are $90 each.
Purchase tickets: http://georgemason2012.eventbrite.com/
VPA ON THE ROAD
Didn't make it to a roadshow? Share your ideas!
The Virginia Press Association roadshows continue this week in Chatham, where publishers and staff will gather for discussion and idea-sharing. There is no cost to participate in these small, informal gatherings, although pre-registration is requested. Bring your brainstorming skills!
The final meeting is scheduled for Thursday, June 7, in Chatham (Economic Development Office, 34 N. Main St.), noon-2 p.m. The roadshow in Bristol, scheduled for Friday, has been canceled because of low participation.
VPA is grateful to everyone who has attended our roadshows in Williamsburg, Lexington and Warrenton. A report from these meetings will be produced and given to the VPA Board of Directors at its next meeting in July.
GET AWAY WITH VPA!
Join VPA July 13-14 at Virginia Beach's Cavalier for the Executive Management Retreat
Join VPA for its traditional summer gathering, the Executive Management Retreat, July 13-14 at The Cavalier in Virginia Beach.
The weekend begins with a family picnic on the evening of Friday, July 13, following the VPA Board of Directors meeting that afternoon. Saturday's agenda starts with a breakfast, followed by a series of roundtable discussions. After that? It's beach time.
The Friday evening picnic will also be the time for VPA's passing of the gavel, at which President Peter Yates will hand over association leadership to his successor, President-Elect Keith Stickley.
The deadline for room reservations at The Cavalier is June 12. (Room rates are the same as in 2011.) Reservations are first-come, first-served, and may be made by calling (888) SINCE27 or (800) 446-8199.
VPA joins online partners to offer webinars
VPA partners with Online Media Campus and Inland Press Association to offer learning opportunities to our members. Each program allows participation by an unlimited number of people at your site, using one Internet connection and one phone. The following webinars are coming in June and July:
Tuesday, June 12, 3 p.m., "Passive third-party revenue streams for your website" with Patrick Scanlon
Thursday, June 14, 3 p.m., "Mobile's Secret Weapon: Using smart push messaging to engage readers after the app download," with Brent Hieggelke
Friday, June 15, 11:30 a.m., "Fighting back -- spreading the good word" with Mike Gugliotto and Mike Gold
Wednesday, June 20, 3 p.m., "The Art of Selling Deals: Strategies for Securing the Best Offers" with Matt Chaney
Thursday, June 21, 2 p.m., "Tricks for Faster Photo Processing" with Russell Viers
Friday, June 22, 2 p.m., "Covering the Presidential Election: Why and How" with Al Cross
Thursday, July 12, 3 p.m., "Using Pinterest to Drive Readers to Your Website, Showcase Your Journalists' Best Work and Make Advertisers Love You" with Joan Stewart
Thursday, July 19, 3 p.m., "Ultimate Money-Making Print and Web Ads" with Joe DeBiak
July 9-31, Online Certificate Program for Web Press Operators (2-4 hours for completion
VPA Training and Education: http://www.vpa.net/index.php/education/
2011 VPA Contest Gallery now online!
Click here to access the gallery: http://omnicontests4.com/gallery-search.aspx?gallery_id=11
Pew Internet reports more than half of older Americans are now online
According to results of a new Pew research study, as of April 2012, 53% of American adults age 65 and older use the internet or email. Though these adults are still less likely than all other age groups to use the internet, the latest data represent the first time that half of seniors are going online. After several years of very little growth among this group, these gains are significant.
Read more at http://www.pewinternet.org/Reports/2012/Older-adults-and-internet-use.aspx.
2012 Community Journalism Workshop
June 21-22, VPA
Registration Form: http://www.vpa.net/images/pdf/2012CJWregis.pdf
Ad networks pay off: join one or both today!
Visit the Public Notice Resources page for VPA members on http://www.vpa.net to access online and print ads, our general information page, and more!
Job hunting starts with VPA Classifieds!
If you're job hunting, VPA's online classifieds at http://www.vpa.net/index.php/classifieds/ are a great place to start. Listings are added each week; check back often to see the latest opportunities. And if you have a position to fill, remember that VPA members can post classifieds for free.
Know a student who's just starting out? VPA also lists daily (http://www.vpa.net/index.php/services/article/daily_internships/) and non-daily (http://www.vpa.net/index.php/services/article/non_daily_internships/).
Expert Advice: Ask the Columnists
Newspaper Technology: Kevin Slimp
Common Sense Journalism: Doug Fisher
Writing Matters: Jim Stasiowski
Design for Readers: Ed Henninger
Ad-libs: John Foust
Visit http://www.vpa.net/index.php/education/article/expert_advice_ask_the_columnists1/ for contact information!