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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

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

Virginia newspapers… An Appalachian-Hathaway?

Yesterday’s announcement that Berkshire-Hathaway Media is buying my almost-local daily, the Roanoke Times, sent me off building link lists for the benefit of recent graduates still researching media careers… (See below.) Warren Buffett’s BH Media has been acquiring papers in this

Posted in 2013, community, Future of news, hyperlocal, Journalism, Newspapers, Roanoke Times

Reading Doug Thompson on Veterans Day

Update: Doug’s condition was listed as “good” after 20 days in the hospital, according to a page one story in the Roanoke Times on Dec.2, with a cautionary line that the term is relative, and that he is in need

Posted in communication, community, Floyd, Journalism, personal, photography, Roanoke Times, storytelling

Thinking about the future of news, with or without newspapers

Darn… Cyber scholar and new media thinker Clay Shirky was almost in town today and I missed him… When someone who was there posts a report, I’ll link to it here. Until then, I’ll let this ramble from link to link.

Posted in community, Digital Culture, hyperlocal, Journalism, News, Newspapers, Online-Only, Roanoke Times
  • RT @EricEyre: There's nothing funny about West Virginia's opioid crisis. My column about the shocking emails released at trial today that… 2 days ago
  • RT @sonnyrollins: Happy Birthday to pianist Red Garland! Here he is with Sonny Rollins, Paul Chambers, and "Philly" Joe Jones, on Rodgers &… 3 days ago
  • RT @vadogwoodnews: In any emergency, some people try to take advantage. We’ve seen that this week, as some gas stations hiked prices by mor… 3 days ago
  • RT @GovernorVA: Virginia will continue to follow @CDCgov guidelines as we have done throughout this pandemic. We are reviewing the new mask… 3 days ago
  • RT @vadogwoodnews: It turns out Virginia's gas shortage isn't just due to a computer hack. Instead, it involves a continuing issue with the… 3 days ago
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