We speak to Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) as he prepares to leave office after four years at the helm.
Alternative newspapers have long been on the economic endangered species list. But survival stories are getting harder to come by — just this week, the nation’s oldest gay newspaper closed up shop in Washington, D.C. We explore what alternative media will need to do to weather today’s economic storm and what communities will lose if these outlets go extinct.
- Mark Jurkowitz Associate Director, Project for Excellence in Journalism; former ombudsman of The Boston Globe.
- Kevin Naff Editor, The D.C. Agenda; Former Editor, Washington Blade
- Richard Karpel Executive Director, Association of Alternative Newsweeklies
- Erik Wemple Editor, "Washington City Paper"
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