As I was putting together the coming series, I wanted to interject & highlight our amazing local news people.
So much happens in the Charlottesville area, and most (99%) of us cannot attend the meetings consistently, process the information, research, put into context. We need local reporters. To them all: Thank you.
Who’s going to go to planning commission meetings? Board of Supervisors? Service Authority Board meetings? Without local reporters and reporting, our community & our democracy suffer.
Local Journalism Matters. We have a remarkable array of reporters.
Daily Progress – Alison Wrabel, Chris Suarez, Michael Bragg and others have been at the DP for a few years now and have built knowledge, context, and are critical to reporting in Charlottesville and Albemarle.
Yes, they are expensive ($10/month vs $6 or so for Washington Post or NYTimes) and their website burns the eyes, and they deleted their archives in 2008 But. Supporting them is worthwhile. Despite the fact that they’re owned by one of the richest people in the world.
Crozet Gazette – Great local reporting. Simple.
Edit: as I mentioned in the comment below – “I meant “simple” in only a positive context – I was thinking of something well-executed, and done well, like a house with clean lines that is beautiful. ” There’s a reason that I when I think about it, I note here on the blog the new issue of the Gazette, and encourage everyone to pick it up. A sign of excellence is making things look simple.
Note: my Twitter list of Charlottesville media has nearly 70 members, and I’ve found it to be a great resource.
- The Beginning – A Conversation with a friend over coffee
- Prologue – Support local journalists & journalism
- How Much Money for Infrastructure Has Crozet Gotten?
- Crozet Population Numbers Keep Growing
- Crozet Acronyms – What do They Mean?
- Crozet Water Supply
- Notes from a Crozet Coffee Conversation
- Ongoing Crozet Projects of Note
- Getting Involved in Crozet – Where to Start?
- … I don’t yet know …