C-Ville Reporters on Reporting

The current — soon to be last week’s — C-Ville Weekly has a really great feature in which reporters write about their highlight of the past year. Cathy Harding defends C-Ville‘s atrocious “Rant” page, Tobias Beard writes about Barack Obama and inspiration, Jayson Whitehead explains how he ended up on Ken Boyd’s shit list, Erika Howsare rightly frets about greenwashing, Will Goldsmith shines a light on Albemarle’s tendency to cave in to even the tiniest amount of public input, Scott Weaver discovers that a goofy costume goes a long way before city council, Brendan Fitzgerald is totally excited about The Bridge, Doug Nordfors thinks VQR is teh awesome, and John Ruscher chronicles life as a music reviewer. It’s revealing, personal writing, allowing us to learn more about reporters than we’d normally get to.

Disclaimer: I work for VQR and I’m on the board of The Bridge. But I knew I was going to have to write about this article before I even flipped to the page that mentioned either of those.

4 Responses to “C-Ville Reporters on Reporting”


  • I had the very same thoughts as I read this Cville issue, Waldo. It’s important that people remain completely cognizant of the perspectives behind the perspectives in the news. The writers made this point thoughtfully; I was impressed. I really respect our weekly journalists in Cville–at Cville Weekly and the Hook–this only enhanced that feeling.

  • Full of interesting things.

  • On behalf of The Bridge, I’d like to thank Brendan (again) for his kind words.

  • I liked it too, especially Cathy Harding’s piece.

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