Member News (5/31/18)

By | 2018-06-04T14:43:29+00:00 June 4th, 2018|

Virginian-Pilot sold to Tronc The Virginian-Pilot has been sold to a Chicago-based newspaper publisher, officials said today. The purchaser is Tronc, formerly known as Tribune Publishing. It owns metropolitan papers in cities such as Chicago, [...]

Member News (5/17/18)

By | 2018-05-21T19:54:40+00:00 May 18th, 2018|

Valley Banner announces closure The Valley Banner, a weekly newspaper of more than half a century in Rockingham County, announced this week that it will publish its last issue on June 7. The paper, along with [...]

Member News (5/11/18)

By | 2018-05-14T12:24:24+00:00 May 11th, 2018|

Metro Herald, minority paper of more than 25 years, shuts down The Metro Herald, a weekly minority newspaper of more than 25 years in Alexandria, announced earlier this week that the paper would cease publication. [...]

Member News (5/3/18)

By | 2018-05-04T13:01:21+00:00 May 4th, 2018|

Daily Progress hires new publisher Peter Yates, a longtime Virginia newspaperman, will take the reigns as publisher of the Daily Progress, the paper announced this past Tuesday. Yates replaces Robert Jiranek, who served as publisher of [...]

Member News (4/26/18)

By | 2018-04-30T18:36:25+00:00 April 30th, 2018|

Winchester Star names new managing editor, begins publishing new magazine The Winchester Star has named a new managing editor and has begun publishing a new quarterly magazine. Cynthia Cather Burton will serve as the Star's [...]

Member News (4/19/2018)

By | 2018-04-20T15:34:16+00:00 April 20th, 2018|

Two VPA members win Pulitzers, one named as finalist Two Virginia Press Association members received Pulitzer Prizes this week and a third was named as a finalist. The Daily Progress won in the Breaking News Photography category [...]

Member News (4/5/18)

By | 2018-04-05T19:50:44+00:00 April 5th, 2018|

News Leader president, publisher leaving Roger Watson, publisher and president of the News Leader in Staunton, is leaving the newspaper and his position will not be filled. "It has been a great privilege to be able to [...]

Member News (3/29/18)

By | 2018-03-30T12:52:59+00:00 March 30th, 2018|

Two Virginia Weeklies Shut Down  Virginia will lose two more weekly newspapers. The Herald-Progress and The Caroline Progress published their final editions today, the papers' owner, Lakeway Publishers, announced in a press release. The Herald-Progress has been in operation for more [...]

Member News: 3/22/18

By | 2018-03-22T17:36:25+00:00 March 22nd, 2018|

Longtime RTD employee retires  Claudia Cronin-Andrews, a 45-year employee of the Richmond Times-Dispatch, retired from the newspaper last week. Since 2005, Cronin-Andrews served as publisher Tom Silvestri's administrative assistant. Previously, she worked in "circulation, the Richmond News [...]