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RTD launches new newsletter about education
The Richmond Times-Dispatch has launched a new weekly newsletter about education.
The first edition of the newsletter, “High Stakes,” was published this past Monday. RTD education reporter, Justin Mattingly, will serve as the lead writer for the newsletter. It will be published each Monday.
In the introduction to readers, Mattingly said “High Stakes” will have a “recap of the previous week in education, a look ahead to the coming week and some fun stuff in between.”
“There are 1.3 million public school students and another 521,000 in colleges and universities relying on an education system that prepares them adequately,” Mattingly wrote. “This newsletter will tell the story of how that education is happening, but I can’t do it without your help.”
Subscribe to the newsletter here.
Washington Post airs Super Bowl ad
The Washington Post aired a multi-million-dollar ad during the Super Bowl that honored reporters who have lost their lives and also revisted historic moments in American history–the Oklahoma City bombing, the Selma march and others– through a myriad of photographs and video.
The 60-second ad was narrated by Tom Hanks and used the tagline, “knowing empowers us. Knowing helps us decide. Knowing keeps us free.”
Two journalists who lost their lives were honored in the ad: Jamal Khashoggi, a former columnist for The Post, who was killed on Oct. 2, 2018; and Marie Colvin, a journalist for the Sunday Times, who lost her life in 2012. The ad also honored freelance journalist Austin Tice, who was been missing in Syria since 2012.