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)
Bristol Herald-Courier (Lee Enterprises)
The Southwest Times (Pulaski County, Pulaski, Dublin)
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)
Avoiding the middleman: Raw press releases from various institutions
Other Virginia News Sites (now and then visiting SW Va
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.