YOUR RIGHT TO KNOW Virginia lawmakers should take notice on notices

From: Richmond Times-Dispatch, July 20, 2016

Every year, members of the General Assembly consider proposals to change state law about public notices, which must be published in the local newspaper of record. Some local governments argue they could save money if they were allowed to post notices on their websites instead.

Local investors purchase the Fauquier Times

From: Fauquier.com, July 19, 2016

Local investors Tuesday signed documents to buy the weekly Fauquier Times, Prince William Times and Gainesville Times from Loudoun-based Virginia News Group. Terms were not disclosed.

Virginia News Group, also publisher of Loudoun Times-Mirror, is owned by Middleburg resident, Peter Arundel. The company was founded by Arundel’s father, Arthur “Nick” Arundel, in 1963 with the purchase of the Loudoun Times-Mirror.

Virginia State Police Seeks Media Input on Media Relations Policies

From: Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police

In accordance with Virginia State Police policy, the Department welcomes media input on our General Orders related to “Public/Media Relations.” The copy of the policy is in a pdf format below. Please feel free to respond to Corinne Geller, with any feedback, concerns, questions, or suggestions related to General Order OPR 9.00.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

Corinne N. Geller

Public Relations Director Virginia State Police

'Caring, classy and courageous:' Stanley retires from Virginia Press Association

From: Richmond Times-Dispatch
By: Carol Hazard
Photo: Shelby Lum

Ginger Stanley wore outrageous stockings to the General Assembly one year while she was lobbying, knowing they would grab the attention of every lawmaker’s secretary.

“She was terrific at networking with secretaries and legislative aides, all of whom were then quick to ‘get her an in’ with lawmakers when she needed a meeting or tip her off to sudden meeting changes,” said Anne Adams, president of the Virginia Press Association and owner of The Recorder newspaper in Monterey.

INFORMATION ISN’T FREELY FLOWING Column: Transparency isn't hallmark of McAuliffe administration

FROM: The Free Lance-Star
BY: Dick Hammerstrom

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2020 VPA/Associated Press News & Advertising Conference

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2019 VPA/Associated Press News & Advertising Conference

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This Week in Richmond - features Ginger Stanley, VPA Executive Director

VPA's executive director, Ginger Stanley, was a guest on the June 17, 2016, edition of This Week in Richmond, hosted by David Bailey.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eJizzM1BrqY&feature=youtu.be

A Free Press Threatened - Statement from the Virginia Press Association

June 20, 2016

A free press has been the foundation of our democracy since the U.S. Constitution was ratified in 1791. Yet, after 225 years, Americans may be taking it for granted. Donald Trump’s recent action “revoking” the Washington Post’s access to his campaign should remind us that the First Amendment is often under threat.

The founders of our nation created a democracy ruled by the people. They knew a strong democracy is an informed democracy.

News Messenger, Radford News Journal purchased by Mountain Media

From: News Messenger

Mountain Media, a Lewisburg, West Virginia-based community newspaper company, has purchased the assets of Montgomery Publishing, which includes the News Messenger, Radford News Journal and four other community newspapers in Southwest Virginia.

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