Local SW Va News Sites

I’ve been making a bookmark list of newspapers and alternative sources of information about Southwestern Virginia (where I live) …

Given the title of this blog, I might as well put the list here as a shortcut for others who also might want to break out of a Facebook addiction now and then…

I’m also interested in the ownership and content-management systems for the papers, their similarities and functionality, or lack thereof. I’ll come back to this page and add information about media ownership, etc., now and then. I have a theory that along with maximizing profits, chain owners make technology and design decisions that cripple creativity and originality at some of these websites.

I’ll leave the comments section below open for suggestions of publications I’ve missed.

The Roanoke Times (Lee Enterprises)

Southwest Va Today (Lee Enterprises non-daily papers, Floyd, Wytheville, etc.)

Bristol Herald-Courier (Lee Enterprises)

The Southwest Times (Pulaski County, Pulaski, Dublin)

Pulaski County Patriot

Mountain Media — Virginia group of Virginia non-dailies owned by W.V. company, including Montgomery Messenger, Radford News-Journal and more.

The Virginian Leader (Giles County)

The Carroll News (Hillsville, Carroll County)

The Gazette (Galax, Grayson, Carroll counties) (Landmark Community Newspapers)

The Declaration (Independence, Grayson County) (Landmark Community Newspapers)

The Appalachian Voice (NC-Va-Tenn based environmental-issues “paper“)

Avoiding the middleman: Raw press releases from various institutions

Radford University

Virginia Tech

New River Community College (Dublin, Pulaski County)

U.S. Attorney Cases western Virginia

Virginia State Police News Releases

Other Virginia News Sites (now and then visiting SW Va

Virginia Public Media news page; Virginia Public Radio, WVTF Radio IQ

Public News Service … Virginia page

Virginia Dogwood (Courier Newsroom)


Inspiration strikes twice:
Six months ago I created a “web page” titled “Local News in Crisis” up on the main menu out of a similar train of thought to the one that inspired this blog post. I had forgotten about it! It has some duplication with this list, but also some more-general, critical and academic articles, while this blog post focuses on just news organizations and institutional press releases.

mild-mannered reporter who found computers & the Web in grad school in the 1980s (Wesleyan) and '90s (UNC); taught journalism, media studies, Web production; retired to write, make music, photograph sunsets & walks in the woods.

Posted in 2021, community, Journalism, Newspapers, Roanoke Times, Southwestern Va, Virginia

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