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This week we had the pleasure of talking to @Daily_Press reporter @lvernonsparks. Lisa discusses how she thinks reporters can help balance narratives, her most memorable stories, her former career as a professional ballerina and more.

Such good points from @lvernonsparks on how media covers minority communities (and how we need to do better): "I believe it’s crucial to our jobs as journalists to present a full picture of a community and to tell those stories that aren’t often shared."

Q&A: Lisa Vernon Sparks, Daily Press - Virginia Press Association

This week we had the pleasure of talking with Daily Press reporter Lisa Vernon Sparks. Vernon Sparks discusses the importance of telling good stories...

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"The bottom line? FOIA, the state’s sunshine laws giving the public the right to pry information from government officials if it’s not freely forthcoming, does not apply to the state judiciary."

FOIA Gets A Knife in the Back in Virginia

So much for transparency in the governance and operation of the court system of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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Good morning! Here are some #VAfrontpages to start your day. And also a reminder that front pages are irreplaceable for their ability to give us a distilled moment in history (rant over). Enjoy the day!
From @newsadvance @roanoketimes @Daily_Press @DailyProgress

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