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The VPA champions the common interests of newspapers in the Commonwealth and the ideals of a free press in a democratic society. Est. 1881 RTs ≠ endorsements
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Virginia Press Association Feb 15
Look what just came in! It’s the Winter/Spring 2019 edition of our newspaper, Virginia’s Press. Members should be receiving copies throughout next week. Stories from this issue will go on our site next week.
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Virginia Press Association Feb 14
This week we had the pleasure of talking with from . Rago was one of the first reporters to confirm the authenticity of the racist photo that appeared in Gov. Northam's 1984 medical school yearbook. He talks about that and more!
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Virginia Press Association Feb 13
Hey! We just opened registration for our 2019 Conference and Awards Banquet! Go check out what we have this year.
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Virginia Press Association Feb 12
“They don’t realize we’re having an election. People just don’t interact and pay attention as much without a paper.” This story is about Texas towns but its applicable to any place that has lost a newspaper.
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Brett Kelman Feb 11
It was an an honor to write this story. In the great endeavor of , press workers are too often underappreciated, including by journalists like myself.
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Virginia Press Association Feb 12
Check out these from around the state! Periodic reminder to be grateful for the work that local journalists do day in and day out-- keeping communities informed and writing the first draft of history.
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Virginia Press Association Feb 7
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Member news from: WaPo, Pilot and RTD.
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Virginia Press Association Feb 7
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VPA sadly lost one of its past presidents this week.
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Virginia Press Association Feb 7
Q&A with health reporter that is full of reminders of why it's great to be in journalism. "I love being able to do something that brings about change for the better. I can’t think of any better way to pay it forward.”
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Virginia Press Association Feb 1
"By giving people a local option, local newspapers can prevent this nationalizing and polarizing tide that’s been endemic in American politics for the last several decades.”
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Virginia Press Association Jan 31
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Member news from RTD, Pilot and more
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Virginia Press Association Jan 31
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Turns out not having a local newspaper can impact the way you see the world (and vote!).
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Virginia Press Association Jan 31
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Virginia Press Association Jan 31
Lots of stuff in the newsletter this week. Q&A, story on how local papers help reduce political polarization and some member news. Thread below!
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Virginia Press Association Jan 31
This investigation is a testament to what local journalism can do. Proud to see that played a big role in helping with this one!
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Virginia Press Association Jan 28
“Virginia schools and colleges can still censor student media.”
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Poynter Jan 25
It was a hard week in journalism, so we wanted to round up some great local work to remind us why journalism is important, impactful and interesting.
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Gazette-Journal Jan 24
The Virginia Press Association has recognized one of our own, Betty Wrenn Day, on 40 years of writing her weekly food column....
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Virginia Press Association Jan 24
Q&A this week with editor, Deana Meredith. “I can’t think of any other profession where you come into contact with such a diverse range of people, learn about such a wide variety of topics or learn first-hand what issues matter most to people.”
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Virginia Press Association Jan 24
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