We count on the mail

By Chip Hutcheson, President - National Newspaper Association and Publisher -The Times Leader, Princeton, KY

I got the mail today.

A couple of bills. A greeting card. Some catalogs. A newspaper. One package that my wife grabbed right away. (Wonder what that was?)

Lately, it occurs to me how completely I take for granted that I will get the mail tomorrow.

Many ways you can help making the voices of the press and public heard

We need your help!

The FOIA Council and its subcommittees have been meeting for the past two years to study FOIA and make changes changes to the Freedom of Information Act. Many of these suggested changes will make getting information from the government more difficult. The VPA needs your help making the voices of the press and public heard.

Here's how you can help!

YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW Virginia lawmakers should take notice on notices

From: Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 20, 2016

Every year, members of the General Assembly consider proposals to change state law about public notices, which must be published in the local newspaper of record. Some local governments argue they could save money if they were allowed to post notices on their websites instead.

Local investors purchase the Fauquier Times

From: Fauquier.com, July 19, 2016

Local investors Tuesday signed documents to buy the weekly Fauquier Times, Prince William Times and Gainesville Times from Loudoun-based Virginia News Group. Terms were not disclosed.

Virginia News Group, also publisher of Loudoun Times-Mirror, is owned by Middleburg resident, Peter Arundel. The company was founded by Arundel’s father, Arthur “Nick” Arundel, in 1963 with the purchase of the Loudoun Times-Mirror.

Virginia State Police Seeks Media Input on Media Relations Policies

From: Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police

In accordance with Virginia State Police policy, the Department welcomes media input on our General Orders related to “Public/Media Relations.” The copy of the policy is in a pdf format below. Please feel free to respond to Corinne Geller, with any feedback, concerns, questions, or suggestions related to General Order OPR 9.00.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Corinne N. Geller

Public Relations Director Virginia State Police

'Caring, classy and courageous:' Stanley retires from Virginia Press Association

From: Richmond Times-Dispatch
By: Carol Hazard
Photo: Shelby Lum

Ginger Stanley wore outrageous stockings to the General Assembly one year while she was lobbying, knowing they would grab the attention of every lawmaker’s secretary.

“She was terrific at networking with secretaries and legislative aides, all of whom were then quick to ‘get her an in’ with lawmakers when she needed a meeting or tip her off to sudden meeting changes,” said Anne Adams, president of the Virginia Press Association and owner of The Recorder newspaper in Monterey.

INFORMATION ISN’T FREELY FLOWING Column: Transparency isn't hallmark of McAuliffe administration

FROM: The Free Lance-Star
BY: Dick Hammerstrom

Conference

2020 VPA/Associated Press News & Advertising Conference

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Fri, Apr 03 2020

Friday, April 3 & Saturday, April 4, 2020
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Conference

2019 VPA/Associated Press News & Advertising Conference

Dates: 

Fri, Apr 05 2019

Friday, April 5 & Saturday, April 6, 2019
Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa Short Pump

This Week in Richmond - features Ginger Stanley, VPA Executive Director

VPA's executive director, Ginger Stanley, was a guest on the June 17, 2016, edition of This Week in Richmond, hosted by David Bailey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJizzM1BrqY&feature=youtu.be

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