It’s overdue for SPJVA to clarify its relationship to George Mason. We abhor his role as an enslaver and his failure to live up to the ideals that he espoused. But we appreciate and celebrate his words defending a free press.
We strongly condemn Alden Global Capital’s takeover bid of Lee Enterprises because it would undermine the quality, diversity and independence of news outlets in Virginia.
It’s a sad moment for journalism in Richmond to see the Style Weekly newspaper close as of the Sept. 8, 2021, edition. And it’s important to recognize the critical, award-winning and significant work done by the principled journalists, writers, designers, photojournalists, editors, interns and contributors over the 40-year span of the publication.
Video of the June 22 discussion about the critical role of local journalism to a democracy.
Video of the June 8 discussion about the critical role of local journalism to a democracy.