In 2000, a newly minted poet in too-tight shoes applied for a job with the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and Public Policy, as we were known then.
Virginia Humanities announced today that Athena Gould will begin serving as the new deputy director for the state humanities council.
We caught up with our new associate director of corporate & foundation relations to talk about what the humanities and sports have in common and learn more about her past life teaching theater and dance.
Meet our Advancement Associate Matthew Streets, who joined us after completing a master’s program at the University of Mississippi.
Black Latiné people around the world practice a myriad of faith traditions. This short-form documentary explores dynamic identities of these Afro-Latiné people and their journey for a home, a faith in Blackness.
The Richmond Free Press, an African-American weekly newspaper, was established in 1992, but if it seems much older it may be because its late founder, Raymond H. Boone, was at the center of covering the struggle for civil rights for half a century.
Five mornings a week, the large and growing Korean-American community in Northern Virginia and the Washington metro area can get the news in their native language thanks to the Korea Times, a 52-year-old daily whose Los Angeles parent also publishes local editions in other major U.S. cities.
“The daily grind of putting out a small community newspaper is an enormous effort and a huge sacrifice,” said Emily Oaks, former editor of the Culpeper Star-Exponent.
Danny Clark takes exception to the State of Local News project’s judgment that King and Queen County is a news desert. “We’ve had a local paper for the last 33 years,” said the publisher of the Country Courier, a twice-a-month publication filled with feel-good features and ads. But the State of Local News counts only dailies and weeklies, and it assesses whether they publish enough hard news, including covering local government and school boards.
Norman Styer has devoted his career to reporting news in Loudoun County, an outer Washington suburb that has quintupled in population over 30 years and is now Virginia’s third-most populous county. He signed on as Leesburg Today’s first full-time reporter in 1989 and was editor-in-chief in 2015 when rival Leesburg Times-Mirror purchased it and shut it down the next day.
VPM, the public broadcaster in Richmond, calls itself “Virginia’s Home for Public Media,” but not long ago it had only a skeleton news staff that basically was just reading news briefs, according to Elliott Richardson, the current news editor. “It was effectively three people.”
WHRO Public Media began broadcasting educational television shows in Norfolk and Hampton in 1961 and went on to expand in reach and capabilities through four television and five radio stations.