Roger Chesley: Bill seeks to protect police names, but does not serve Virginia's citizens

 From:  The Virginian-Pilot

By:  Roger Chesley

Virginia's contempt for your right to information, for transparency and for good governance is without dispute.

The commonwealth has about 175 exemptions to the Freedom of Information Act, riddling it with so many loopholes that the law is feckless. The Center for Public Integrity, in a state report card, gives Virginia an “F” and ranks it 38th on access to public information.

Virginia bill to keep officers' names secret would be first in the nation, experts say

From:  The Virginian-Pilot

By:  Gary A. Harki and Patrick Wilson 

Sunshine Week March 13-19

This year’s Sunshine Week initiative to mark open-government awareness takes place March 13-19.

Newspapers and communities will join ASNE and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press in the annual nationwide celebration of access to public information.

Newspapers and others can access editorials and other information on events and more details at


From: Daily Press

By: Reema Amin

Virginia Press Association seeks applicants for director Ginger Stanley to step down mid-summer

By:  Anne Adams, VPA President-Elect, The Recorder

Virginia Press Association members have long dreaded this day: Longtime executive director Ginger Stanley has announced her plans to retire, at the end of June.

Veteran newspaper journalists to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Virginian-Pilot editor Glenn Allen Scott dies

From:  The Virginian-Pilot, 2.9.16

By:  Joanne Kimberlin


When a man died in front of The Virginian-Pilot this week, journalists peered out their windows, wondering who that was under the paramedics’ white sheet.

Louis W. Hodges, Knight Professor of Journalism Ethics Emeritus at Washington and Lee, Dies at 83

From:  Posted on by Admin  - Washington &a

Editorial - Tommy Norment vs. The People

From: The Tidewater News 2.10.16

Editorial - The Winchester Star

From:  The Winchester Star - 2.10.15